Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I spent another few hours at the dentist office and came home pretty beat. This morning I'm the proud owner of a swollen lip and some pretty sore choppers. At least all of the hard work is done now. Now I just wait for my permanent caps to come in and then have my temporary caps replaced.
I DO have a great card to share with you today... actually I have TWO! Since it's Friday, I have my Featured Card to share and of course, the card that I made in response to it.
Today's Featured Card is this GORGEOUS holiday greeting from Latisha. I was browsing the gallery this week... really feeling a bit of the holiday blues, when I saw this card. The thumbnail was pretty... I clicked on it and BAM... the card is AMAZING! I fell in love with the vintage Santa.. and when I found out it was a piece of patterned paper cut into the strips for the layout I was ga-ga for it! Inspiration For Sure!
I ran into my craft studio and riffled through my patterned paper to see if I has some that would work for this technique. Drat... none... (pout)
I didn't let that stop me though. I pulled out my own vintage holiday stamp and went to town. The stamp is called Tin Can Mail and is from Inkadinkadoo. (Ummm, no idea why the name ... seems a bit weird to me, but I'm not complaining as it is a really cool image.) I stamped the image on white paper and decided NOT to color it. (I know, I know... I really was feeling a bit crazy!) I used my new labels nestability to cut out just a portion of the stamped image. I wanted to use a bunch of different shapes in my layout, so I used the funky label, an oval, a rectangle, and of course, I mounted them on a square card. I wanted lots of layers too. I stamped and embossed a snowflake image (sorry, don't know the company) and cut it out. A few little embellishments like the brads and the stitching finish it off nicely.
I REALLY wanted to make this more vintage'y" by adding some distress ink... (after all, that is part of what I liked about Latisha's inspirational card) but I decided to keep it stark. Part of me still wants to ink it up and color it in. (M_U_S_T _ R_E_S_I_S_T)...
I hope you like it. I have to thank Latisha for her stunning holiday card... it got me up and in my studio. For even more inspiration from Latisha, you can check out her blog HERE... it's amazing!
Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone.