As you may know, I had my class last week. The theme was Christmas in August, so I have another Christmas card for you to see!
Ingredients: Stamps - Joyful Christmas; Paper - Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla; Ink - Versamark, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler; Other - Clear EP, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Signo White Gel pen, sponge wedges, Cherry Cobbler marker, blender pen.
GOJUS! (YILM!) This is another card that turned out exactly as I pictured it. I was pretty joyful when they brought Blushing Bride back as a color because it looks so beautiful paired with Cherry Cobbler, which is just perfect for those pinkish poinsettias! I stamped each of the flowers in Versamark on Very Vanilla, embossed with clear EP, then sponged Blushing Bride first over and around each poinsettia to create that beautiful glow. I then sponged Cherry Cobbler over the center of each poinsettia to create a deeper color in the center and out to the tips of the petals. After that, I used a blender to pick up ink from the lid of my Cherry Cobbler ink pad to deepen the color even more in the center of the flowers and to give the petals more definition. I added white gel pen to the center of the flowers.
With the Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, the whiteness of it I found distracting since the card was made with Very Vanilla. So I took a sponge wedge and colored the twine with Blushing Bride ink to tone it down. Worked a treat!
You can buy this stamp set and the other products I used to make this card in my online store:
It's been a whirlwind of a week, what with moving my daughter into her dorm at her college downtown and doing all the shopping for the same the week before. Her dorm is a converted apartment, so she has a kitchen that she can cook in, so on top of buying bedding, a fan (no AC!), a wireless hub so she doesn't have to use data on her phone, and scads of stuff like extension cords, a flashlight, a dorm trunk, etc, I had to buy groceries for her so she can make food for herself.
She's got stuff to make her signature dishes, which are grilled cheese sammiches, quesadillas, blue box mac & cheese, Cup O' Noodles, scrambled eggs, and PB&J, i.e. your standard student diet. I also put a college cookbook on her Kindle and figure she'll learn a lot about feeding herself over the next two semesters! Last night she told me one of her roomates friends made them a Japanese dish with sweet potatoes which was really good. If you'd asked me if one of my children would ever even try something like that, I would have been very skeptical! But this year is certainly going to be about broadening her horizons, and it looks like she's already gotten a jump on that! We are certainly very proud of her. Off to get ready for church. Ta!