Sunday, November 08, 2009

Christmas Card #3

i'm going to say right upfront, before i forget - inspiration for the card comes from this card by Debbie Olson (whose blog i just love to look at - she does some amazing and wonderful things with cardstock, paper, stamps and pens... whew!) Now you'll note that her card is from a year ago - but when i see something i like i make a mental note (maybe that's what's slowing my brain down?... all those mental post its! lol). The stamp is from a set from Cornish Heritage farms called Winter Vintage Signage. I finally bought it back in September - its got a bunch of cute stamps in the set and I'm determined to use them all. But the one that I decided to try here is the Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow one. I wasn't keen on the price or the pitcher in the stamp so I decided i'd do a little editing - ala Debbie Olson. I inked/stamped the Hot Chocolate portion then went back and did the same with the & Marshmallows part - leaving enough room for the replacement mug - a Quickutz die shape. I cut the oval with a nestabilities die then used my Tim Holtz antique linen and a little Tea Dye to get the look I wanted. The paper is Chatterbox and the eyelets are Making Memories. I'm pleased to say aside from the stamps everything else I had already - use it up and MAKE DO :-) I think it has a Christmas-y look - whaddyathink? That's all for today kids.


Babsarella said...

Totally cute. I can see the inspiration, yet it is you thru and thru. It really has a Christmasy/wintery feel and perfect for a holiday card. You hit another home run!!! Oh, and I like the way you added your own elements to the signage too.

June Houck said...

I love this mug of makes me feel warm and cozy just looking at it! A yummy card, T!

lauren said...

DEFINITELY a christmassy look...but not TOO christmassy, iykwim? it could easily double for a get well or wintery hello or it'd be PERFECT for sending as "holiday" card to someone whose holiday affiliations are unknown! brilliant use of "already haves" and personal fine-tuning of design!!! ♥♥♥