Hope all of you out there have a terrific day with Family or Friends!! It sounds cold and nasty outside here in Nebraska, so I'm very glad I'll be tucked inside my cozy house!! I wanted to share with you all the Christmas card that went to our friends and family this year. They always end up being very stressful at the end, and this year may have been the worst, but this is the one time of year I actually get cards in the mail! Maybe I should consider starting before Thanksgiving! ha ha!!
The card base is Crumb Cake. The background is Riding Hood Red that was first embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder in the Big Shot, then spritzed with the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz. Before attaching that layer, I attached a Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon (not a current color but it was available in the Clearance Rack) with an Early Espresso 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta tied in the center. Lastly I layered on a Dasher that was stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and spritzed with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz before layering onto an Early Espresso layer.
The saying inside the card is the "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" from the Seasonal Sentiments set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
A few notes. First, the Smooch Spritz is finicky at best. Use it on a very well protected area!! I found it best to spray a bunch at once. When you do one, then set it down to use later, they get clogged and spray sideways and all kinds of fun things! If you aren't doing lots at once, wipe it well or rinse it off before putting it away. Second, I find with the embossed backgrounds that it's a good idea to add a few glue dots for better adhesion. I generally just use Snail, but it this case I added a glue dot on each corner of the Early Espresso and the Riding Hood Red before attaching.
That's it! I again want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! I will be back next week sometime, and hopefully back to a more regular posting schedule! Thanks too all of you who stop by on a regular basis! You keep me stamping, and stamping helps keep me sane!! :)
If you're new here and would like a look back at previous Christmas cards I've tackled, check out these links:
2009 Christmas Wishes
2008 Cardinal Christmas
2006 Swirled Snow Flakes
2005 Celery Swirl Tree
2004 Navy Swirls
2003 Flaky Friends
2002 Plum Snowflakes
1999 Stitched Santa
They make me smile looking back on each one. Even if they stress me at the end, I'm proud that I've been doing them for 12 years now! WOW-that's lots of cards!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!