Ahh… the stress of the week just seems to melt away on a Friday! I’m looking forward tot his weekend too, I’ll be in Manhattan on both Saturday and Sunday! Yesterday was pretty uneventful, which is definitely not a bad thing. I came home and crafted for a bit and then ran to Target with Taylor. It seems that I’m in Target a lot, probably much more than I should be but it’s very close and they pretty much have anything that you could ever need. It was a very overcast morning here yesterday but the sun did peek out for a bit in the afternoon. Today is supposed to be sunny and in the 70’s, perfect weather of you ask me!
Today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…
Now, you know how I love a Holiday card that has absolutely no red and green in it, well, when I looked at the colors I saw a Christmas card! I know, I’m a little odd but that’s me! LOL! My card starts off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock. For my background I used a piece of So Saffron and embossed it with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The four ornaments are from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock and cut out with my Paper Snips. I love to fussy cut but fussy cutting Vellum is not a lot of fun! LOL! I used some Early Espresso Baker’s Twine behind the ornaments that are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and taped it behind the background with some Washi Tape. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive. I used the Note Tag Punch to punch out a piece of Calypso Coral that I heat embossed my Greeting from the Merry Everything Stamp Set in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The hole in the top is punched out with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and another piece of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine is tied through it. Some Crystal Effects keeps the twine in place on the card. Yes, Christmas is a red and green but the ornaments can be any color and so can your tags! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge and that I have inspired you to make a non-traditional Holiday card!! Thanks so much for indulging me and coming by! You are the best blog peeps in the world! Have a super fantastic Friday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Merry Everything and Cheerful Christmas Clear Mount
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Calypso Coral and Early Espresso
Card Stock: Early Espresso, So Saffron and Calypso Coral
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain
Punch: Note Tag
Embellishment: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuse
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