Wow, yesterday was a crazy day. I finally got home about 11 last night and still had one more project to finish before morning. At 3, I realized I hadn’t posted any projects. I thought about sharing some Stampin’ Up!® news, but I opted for sleep instead.
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I’m very proud of the way this turned out. I wanted to recreate Margaret’s stencil card, but I don’t have any ornament stencils. Instead, I used a punch and stamp and “faux stenciled” this one.
Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations, Delightful Decorations, Creative Elements, Bells & Boughs, Christmas Lodge*; Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake classic; Night of Navy stampin’ write marker; Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla card stock; Other: Scallop trim border punch, ornament punch, extra large (wide) oval punch, sponge, basic rhinestones, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon (*available in the Holiday mini catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
One of our techniques this week will be the faux stenciling. I stamped on the Very Vanilla, then punched an ornament from scrap card stock and used the negative as a stencil to add a little more ink. Since my ornament is shorter than the stencil Margaret used, I added the punched sentiment at the bottom. That’s really all that’s different from Margaret’s card, though.
Yesterday I got cards from my friends Robin and April. They both look like Christmas gifts. I can’t wait to post all the swaps I’ve gotten. I think I may have to just post several in a day. My friends are so creative and talented! You can see more of their projects if you go to the “llama holiday hop” page.
Have a warm and wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by.