Stamps: Papermania - A Christmas Carol; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Lil Inkers - Dual Stitched Ovals #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Paper Source - Orange & Gold Handmade Paper; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear & Gold; Gold Message Label
At the end of last year, I went to a shop in Birmingham, MI called Paper Source - I just love all things stationery! While there I found this fabulous piece of hand-made wrapping paper - and it was in the sale. I love the texture, the fun design and it's perfect for this week's challenge. I got quite a few sheets of other paper too and you'll see them over the coming year. I cut a piece of the paper to fit the card and attached it with double-sided tape. I stamped the Christmas ornaments on white card, cut it out with a die and then coloured with Copic markers and Wink of Stella brushes. I adhered the oval flat to the card and finished the front with a small gold Christmas sentiment. The layout is from this week's challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches - CASC&S#156 - such a versatile sketch. On the inside I cut another piece of the paper and on the white panel I stamped the Christmas ornaments in coral and added a greeting in black.
Do visit our blog to see more inspiration cards using SHADES OF ORANGE from the Design Team. You have until midnight (GMT) Friday 22nd January to link up your cards. It's never too early to make a start on your Christmas cards, in fact it makes life so much easier come December when you have quite a little stash ready! Have fun!!!
This winter is really weird. It got off to a very slow start, but we've had several inches of snow this week. I was out quite a bit shovelling it off the drive and I managed to break my snow blower, so I've got to do it with actual shovels!!! Such hard work. I've seen some photos from friends in North Wales and they've got snow too - so pretty. That's all for now. Have a great weekend and I'll see you tomorrow.