I had so much fun today! Mike needs cards to send to clients, and I hinted that he’d be in serious trouble if he bought commercial cards again this year. Alright, I confess; it was a little more than a hint. Do I call another electrician if I have an electrical problem? No. (Although I have threatened when the problem lasted more than three weeks.) Do I call another realtor if I need a rental or want to buy a house? No. (Ok, I haven’t needed to rent or buy, because we already have a house. But you get my drift here, right?) I made six cards “on spec” for him to choose from. Jon and I both chose two that we thought he’d pick. They were very professional and classic. Did he choose those? No. He chose the two that had lots of fussy cutting. But that’s ok, because they were two of my favorites. I was surprised, though, because usually my favorites aren’t his. I lean more toward vintage with lots of embellishments; he tends to like the more clean and classic cards. I was surprised – but pleased!
My first fave (and Jon’s) was this card.
We always get so excited about new Stampin’ Up! catalogs, we forget what we already have. White Christmas is a set from last year that was carried over to the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog. It’s very versatile. I kept this one simple, and I didn’t even add a lot of color – just Whisper White, Real Red, and Soft Sky. Oh, wait…there’s a little Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on the trees. You can’t see it well, but I used a Sponge Dauber to add a little ink over the embossed panel.
I love the white on white with a pop of red. And I thought the Soft Sky card would be perfect. It gave a little more color without taking away from the Real Red.
Be sure you check back tonight at 9 p.m. for the next Watercooler Blog Hop. There will be lots of holiday inspiration for you! It’s the last hop of the year, since we’ll all be busy next month, so I’m sure everyone will pull all the stops out.
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