Happy Monday! We are on vacation this week and I've been looking forward to this vacation for weeks. We actually decided to stay home and just relax and enjoy some of the activities around us, so far it's been put put golf, we had a lot of fun and Chris only had to go into the fountainn twice to retrieve our golf balls gone astray. One of the best things about this vacation so far is that I've actually be able to stamp, which means I'm back to the Stamping 411 challenge. Since one of my projects this week to get a headstart on our family christmas cards I thought that what better subject for this weeks challenge than a christmas card. I love the new Tree Trimmings stamp set and have been excited to use the new set. I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and and stamped my various ornament images with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Real Red classic ink (this is a great opportunity to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure the strings line up with the ornaments and the ornaments are placed right).
I mounted the stamped image to layer of Old Olive cardstock and used the mat pack to punch three holes in the top right corner that are all lined up, perfect for the Siver Brads. The Merry Moments DSP paper matches the stamp set perfectly, there are even ornament images on some of the paper, how cool!!! The center strip uses a 1" strip of DSP mounted on Chocolate Chip cardstock. The candy cane striped DSP is mounted to the Chocolate Chip cardstock base. I added a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card so I could punch a peek-a-boo hole with the Modern Label Punch for the greating to show through to the front. The greeting, stamped in Old Olive, is from the Teenie Tiny Messages stamp set, a new set to the catalog and one that has already become on of my favorite go to sets due to its versatility. I also stamped on of the ornaments on the inside of the card with Real Red ink so it's very festive.
I really like how the card turned out and it definately makes me think of the holidays, even if it is 90 degrees outside.
Hope you have a great week and stay cool!