Merry Christmas friends and fellow crafters!
I wanted to put that out there as this will be may last post for a couple of days. Lots of fun things planned for Christmas with my family and friends so I won't have much crafting time this weekend. But it's good to take a break, step out of your routine for a bit and just have fun! :)
So this is my very last Christmas card for 2011 and I wanted to play along with another Monday Funday challenge over at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog. This one is a recipe to use kraft cardstock, twine and button(s). With those ingredients and a Christmas theme in mind, I couldn't think of a better stamp to use than this sweet Shepherd Ian. Can you believe I've had this set for a couple years now and this is the first time he's been inked up? Slaps hand! Bad stamper... bad! Oh but it was totally worth the wait because I love how this card turned out. Again, a fairly CAS design and yes, I've used that star paper already this Christmas, but it sets the scene for this cute pair better than anything else that I could think of. :)
Slight tangent... this starry night paper that I've fallen in love with for Christmas cards isn't even part of a Christmas collection. It's actually from the October Afternoon Campfire line, and that got me thinking... ya know, I can't recall a single Christmas line of paper that has included a starry print. Sure there are plenty of snowflakes to choose from but no stars. Seems to me that if a paper manufacturer included one or two in a collection next year it would be a nice change of pace and set them apart from the usual offerings. Here's hoping! ;)
But enough of my slight paper obsession, LOL!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Happy Festivus to all!
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (Campfire)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Shepherd Ian set), Technique Tuesday (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Papertrey Ink twine
Karen Foster star button
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
clothes- E30, E31, E34, E37, E55, E57, W7, YG91, G99, G85, C7, E44, E47, E81, 0, W2, BG93, BG96, BG99
ewe- E40, E41, W0, W3, W5, W9