Good Morning Sunday!
WOW, can you believe two months ago was Christmas Day? Two months of the new year almost gone already!
Since today is February 25th, it's time for another
The Team will be hereevery month on the 25th
to share cards and inspiration
to add to our Christmas card stash
throughout the year.
The whole idea is to have some Christmas cards in our stash all ready to go for December 2018!
My card this month contains some old and newly created items. We crafters like to hoard --- paper, stamps, paper, die cuts, paper, sequins...did I mention paper?
I have a basket where I keep my background papers that I create with alcohol inks, watercolor, distress inks, etc. I also have a small bin of card bases in all different colors that I started out to use for a project and then didn't. One of my goals this year is to try and use up a lot of my papers, die cuts, embellishments that I already have sitting in a bin.
So, that's what I've done with my card today. The gold splattered card base had been sitting in a bin since Christmas, not as long as a lot of other things but it was perfect for my project today.
As I said I have a lot of handmade backgrounds I need to use up and so I pulled out one of these very bright blue watercolored ones to die cut and stamp into a globe ornament.
STAMPS: World map - The World Awaits; Sentiment - Here We Come A Caroling; Border strip - Happiness Enclosed -- All Catherine Pooler Designs.
PAPER: Watercolor Paper (Strathmore); White card base (Neenah Crest Solar White); Gold Foil (Stampin' Up); Gold glitter paper (Stash).
INK: Something Borrowed - (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Gold spray stain - Gold Color Spray Shine (Heidi Swapp);
EXTRAS: Super Fine Gold Emboss Powder- (WOW); ZigZag circle Die (My Favorite Things); Tiny Stars - Star Confetti Die (Hero Arts); Bow Die - (Impression Obsession); Gold string (Stampin' Up).
So, one way to make some fairly quick and easy Christmas cards is to raid your stash of already made backgrounds, card bases and/or old die cuts and pair them all together. You'll not only clean out that stash of scraps and spares that keeps piling up but you'll also build up your Christmas cards.
Now hop along and be sure to visit each blog.
There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Nance Salkeld (You are HERE!)
Keeping Christmas Blessings!