Yesterday was a fun day. I tinkered in the Stampin’ Galley in the morning for a bit and then Andrew came over and we started working on getting his computer back in order. We installed a new hard drive and then began copying the backup over to it. While we were waiting we watched a bunch of videos on YouTube and Vevo. I came across Last Christmas by Wham!, I haven’t seen that video in years! Andrew ordered some pizza around 5:30 and we had dinner. He had to run to his dad’s to help out with his grandmother so I took a ride to see my friend Renee at her new scrapbook store Scrap-A-Latte in West Babylon. It’s coming along nicely! I met Andrew back at my house and we finished up the computer. He got most of his stuff back but we will make sure that he has a better backup plan in place so if this happens again he won’t loose anything! How was your Saturday?
Today I have a Christmas card that uses a new stamp from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. I started the card off with a base of Soft Suede Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. My tag is a piece of Smoky Slate that I created using the new Ornate Tag Topper Punch* from the 2015 Occasions Catalog. The tree is from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede and my greeting is from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The cute little house is from the You Made My Day Stamp Set** and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Sahara Sand and colored in with Prismacolor Pencils. I used gamsol and a paper stump to blend the pencils out for a nice smooth look. Some Wink of Stella is brushed on the roof of the house and the tips of tree branches for a little sparkle. The house is punched out with the What’s Up Punch and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon through the top and adhered the tag to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins are adhered with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I love when I can pull together some non-holiday items and make a Christmas card! I also love the way the colored pencils are nice and vibrant on the Sahara Sand! I hope that you enjoyed my very non-traditional Christmas card for today! As always, I appreciate you taking the time to come by and see me. Have a simple and wonderful Sunday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Holiday Home and Endless Wishes Photopolymer and You Made My Day** Clear Mount
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Sahara Sand
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack
Punches: What’s Up and Ornate Tag Topper*
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon
Tools: Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
NON-Stampin’ Up!: Sparkling Clear 4mm Sequins, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Gamsol
*2015 Occasions Catalog **2015 Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January 6, 2015)
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