Monday, December 10, 2012

Home for the Holidays

I used the house from the Christmas Lodge Stamp Set for my cards last year, so I wanted to come up with a little different design for some of my cards this year.  I just added the large Hapy Holidays saying to the top to give it a different look.  I also put it on different paper, to give it a more Season's Greeting feel instead of Merry Christmas.
My card base is Baja Breeze Card Stock, and I added a layer of Whisper White which I embossed with the retired Snow Burst Embossing Folder.  But, before the layer was embossed I stamped my two images - my sentiment in Always Artichoke, and my house in Chocolate Chip.  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the snow on the house, treese and grounds to give it a more realistic look.  I adhered the Dazzling Diamonds by going over the areas I wanted covered with my 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkling on my glitter.
I added my Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding to the left corner because I didn't want to cover up any of my images.  For other cards with this same design I think I might try stamping my images further apart and placing my ribbon around the center instead. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze #111352, Whisper White #100730
Ink: Always Artichoke #126972, Chocolate Chip #126979
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge #123767 w or #123769 c
Embellishment:  Dazzling Diamonds #102023
Adhesive:  2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Snail #104332
Ribbon:  Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding #121000
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Retired Embossing Folder

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