Happy Monday, everyone! It must be Monday….my tail is dragging and I totally forgot to set up my post! But no fear, here it is! Lesley has the sweetest challenge for us today for Merry Monday, and I must say, I had a dozen ideas floating in my head, especially since I love vintage scenes:
But I also had a lovely little stamp from Waltzingmouse that said “Sleigh Bells Ring…are you listening?”…..and I had been wanting to use that one for a while, and this seemed like a good time! Now forgive me, because it’s another blue and silver card like last week:
This time I used Soft Sky, and because it is such a subtle color, it is a bit difficult to see the scene, but I can assure you that the couple riding in their sleigh, over the snow-covered hills and bridge to the church beyond, is just delightful:
I tried several different ways to stamp the sentiment, but in the end, embossing it with silver embossing powder seemed to stand out the best:
And of course, Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a silver glimmer snowflake make it even better! I stamped the inside sentiment with Smoky Slate, and that really looks nice on the Soft Sky cardstock.
The design team has really outdone themselves with this challenge and I can just hear the creative wheels turning out there in stampin’ land….so get your ink and paper and crank up some Christmas tunes and show us what you’ve got at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper! Can’t wait to see them!
I apologize for scaring everyone by showing you pictures of Cassidy with a knife!! I assure you, it was a plastic knife and I was with her each step of the way; truthfully, she doesn’t have enough strength to push the knife down to cut anything---she mostly tore the lettuce up (with Grammy’s help), so she was in no danger of injury….but I definitely will have to watch her in the future. Here she is, the morning before she made her “wood” cake…we were making a real applesauce cake with raisins for Grampy…and that’s why she wanted to make her own cake for him as well!
|Wee Project Details|
|Stamps||Sleigh Bells Ring (ret SU), Compliments of the Season (Waltzingmouse)|
|Card stock & Papers||Soft Sky, Whisper White|
|Ink||Soft Sky, Versamark, Smoky Slate (inside)|
|Accessories||DD Glitter, Soft Sky Seam Binding|
|Tools||Big Shot, Circle Thinlet, Northern Flurries EF, Silver EP, Heat Tool|