Ahh… Sunday. I slept in a little this morning, I’m not a fan of it but you need it ever so often! Yesterday was a very fun day indeed! Sandy and I headed into Manhattan around 10:00, there was some traffic so it took us about an hour and a half to get in. I did manage to squeeze into a parking space just down the block from The Ink Pad and we stopped there first so Sandy could meet Barbara and Jane and do a little shopping. Barbara recommended that we go to Elephant and Castle (which happens to be a stop on the London Underground!) for lunch. We had a delicious brunch and it was a nice, typically tiny NYC restaurant. From there we headed over to the Mama Elephant 3rd Birthday and Holiday Release Party. I got to meet and chat with all of the nice people from Mama Elephant and they were awesome. Simon Says Stamp had sent a few people too and I got spend some time speaking to the lovely Kathy from The Daily Marker.
She showed me some fun new techniques and mentioned that she has been seeing Michael’s projects for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge on Instagram. Mama Elephant also had lots of stamp sets and dies for sale including some of their new Holiday release so I picked up a few things! They had raffles and The Ink Pad had given them a Gift Certificate so they were nice enough to let me pick the number and give it to the winner! After the event was over Sandy and I headed over to The High-Line and then took a walk through Chelsea Market before setting off for the car and heading home. What a nice way to spend a Saturday!
My card for today features one of the new stamp and die sets from the release and I LOVE it! The card base for today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Basic Black. My background is a piece of Neenah Desert Storm. I stamped the branch from the Mama Elephant Twinkle Towns Photopolymer Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow for the needles and Soft Suede for the branch. The branch is filled in with a Copic. My ornament and NYC skyline is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Solar White 80lb and cut out with the coordinating die. I colored it in with Copics and then stamped the string and bow in Encore Silver Metallic before adhering the ornament to the card with Foam Tape. The greeting is from the same die set and is cut out from some Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. I adhered them to each other a little offset and then to the card with 2-Way Glue. To give the illusion of lights I adhered a few Pretty Pink Posh Silver and Red Sequins in the branch. I LOVE that little NYC scene in the ornament, how perfect for the day yesterday! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and I thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sensational Sunday! 🙂
Stamp Set: Twinkle Towns Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb, 80lb and Desert Storm (Neenah) and Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Twinkle Towns Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant)
Embellishments: Silver and Christmas Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape, 2-Way Glue and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)