I had a few extra minutes at the office, so I decided to finally break open my Ornamental Pine set and create a quick and easy Christmas card. The idea was to heat emboss the images, but I forgot to pack my heat tool. I had an extra one that I kept at the office, but, sadly, it got dropped on the floor one too many times, and, well, that was the end of that. It had a long and useful life, though. Shortly into its tenure, it fell out of my bag in the driveway after a party. Fortunately I didn’t run over it with my car, and it still worked fine. That was the first in a series of “drops.” I have to say, those Stampin’ Up! heat tools are very durable. It’s not like I make a habit of dropping things; it just happens sometimes.
I love Night of Navy and it looks so pretty with gold. I had remembered to bring Encore Gold metallic ink, so I stamped the images in gold ink, then layered to an Always Artichoke card. Before I adhered, I decided it needed just a pop of a brighter color, so I tied a bit of Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon around it.
This is such a pretty set – and very versatile. Obviously it can be used for Christmas cards, but you can use it for other occasions as well. I’m going to play with it this weekend and see how many ideas I can come up with!
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