It was a fun day at The Ink Pad yesterday! I even got to meet one of my blog readers all the way from San Antonio, TX! We took a picture together but I never got the email with it so if you see this please send the picture again! It was drizzly most of the day but we still saw a lot of people! To celebrate Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) The Ink Pad has 20% off everything in the store! If you are around there tomorrow stop by and tell them that I sent you! I had taken the train in so I got to have a nap on the way home. I figured that it would be difficult to find parking! I had some stew that Mum made and then came home and crafted for a bit before watching The Kingsman. It was a really good movie! Today and tomorrow I have a lot of craft stuff to get done, wish me luck!
Oh, as promised, here is a look at my very non-traditional black Christmas Tree! I love it! It’s nice and tall and skinny! Can you spot all of the initial ornaments that I have on there?
The card that I made last night when I got home is today’s card! I used a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock for the base and some Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink and the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to crate the “sky” on the card. A piece of Mossy Meadow is cut out with the Chisholm Die and adhered to the card with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive along with a branch cut from some Early Espresso using the Memory Box Branching Out Die. My bird is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Khaki and Lipstick Red Ink, for the final layer I used Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Recollections Red Tinsel Embossing Powder. His feet are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and they are both cut out with the coordinating Frame Cuts dies. The feet are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium and the bird with Foam Tape. My greeting is stamped in Lipstick Red using the Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful Photopolymer Stamp Set along the bottom right. Finally a few Red Sequins from Michaels are adhered to the wreath and complete the card. I still think the Color Layering Bird is so cool and the wreath is fast becoming a favorite! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and the peek at my very non-traditional Christmas Tree! Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy Sunday! 🙂
Stamp Sets: Color Layering Bird & Branch Photopolymer (Hero Arts) and Be Joyful Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Khaki and Lipstick Red (Simon Says Stamp)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: Red Tinsel (Recollections)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Coordinating Color Layering Bird & Branch Frame Cuts (Hero Arts), Chisholm Wreath (Simon Says Stamp) and Branching Out (Memory Box)
Embellishments: Red Sequins (Michaels)
Adhesives: Mulit-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s), Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape
Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool