Did you have a nice holiday season? Get lovely gifties? Take a trip? Get hammered on New Year's Eve?
We are very fortunate to have a generous family, who not only favor us with gifts, but also share their time and talents with us throughout the year. Making "Thank You" cards is always a pleasure, and I like spending lots of time on them, trying to get them to be "just so."
I made ten of these--
So, on white card stock, I used several Distress Inks to age the edges, watercolor the greenery, and add the "light in the window". I also aged it more with some water drops, and then some black ink flicked onto the image. Some shredding of the edges, a matte, a base, and there you go.
Oh well. They were SHINY SHINY SHINY. For reals. Just sayin'. The roofs, the trees, the snowbanks...*sigh*...
This stamp will be great in a soft tan on cream card stock, or in red or green on matching card stock as a subtle background. SO much can be added on top of this, along with using it as is. I look forward to doing many things with this stamp for next Christmas.
My Michaels had several left this week at 80% off (!), so you might have a look at your local store...
Oh yeah, did you know that the CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc.?) show is this week? That means more NEW GOODIES coming available! Oh my aching wallet...But what FUN! Watch for all the new releases coming up.
I am entering the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, and Darnell's NBUS #3 challenge, because they want something NEW. My stamp was just the thing!
Thanks so much for stopping by!