What a day yesterday was. We woke up to -3 degrees and decided it wasn’t worth going out for any reason at all. I made pancakes for breakfast and we all settled down to work on addressing Christmas cards and I started on the Featured Stamper’s Challenge. I was 3/4 of the way done with my card when the power went out. Everything is covered in ice and the winds picked up over night. Icy power lines and high winds are not a good combination. At first the sun was shining in and it was still fairly warm in the house. A few hours later the temperature kept dropping and we sat on the couch huddled together to keep warm. We were beginning to decide what our options were when it all finally came back on. You don’t realize how much you depend on electricity until you are without it. The coldest day of the year so far is not a good day to be without heat.
When the power came back on and we all warmed back up I finished the card I had started on earlier in the day. I had chosen this card to CASE from Paula’s gallery. I kept the layout and changed the colors, stamp sets and a few other elements. I must say I love this card.
I used quite a few preview items on this one. The designer series paper is the new Raspberry Tart paper that will be available on January 19th. The Dream a Little stamp set is going to be a new Level III hostess stamp set. Aren’t they just gorgeous?
I started with a Kiwi Kiss cardstock base and then layered it with Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and then the Raspberry Tart dsp. I added a scalloped strip of Whisper White and paper pierced the scallops to add dimension. I then added the ribbon and the main image layer on which I stamped the leaf pattern. The flower is stamped several times, cut out and layered to add dimension. I added the dimensional humming bird and then the sentiment tag. This card took quite a lot of time to make, but I think the results are well worth it. It probably would have been completed faster had we not had the long outage of power.
Only a few days left until Christmas!
|Stamps: Dream a Little|
|Paper:Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Whiper White, Raspberry Tart dsp, Whisper White|
|Ink: Pink pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand|
|Accessories:scallop edge punch, mat pack, dimensionals, pink pirouette striped ribbon, silver cording, AquaPainter, Word Window punch|