White On White With a Splash of Color
Just a few Christmas cards I worked on that I wanted to post for inspiration.
Hello to you!
I was tinkering at my desk yesterday and felt inspired to challenge myself to white on white cards with a splash of color.
Trying to stay 'elegant' with a CAS canvas, I created this NOEL card.
I stamped N-O-E-L with white craft ink onto a sheet of acetate and then applied SU! Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Heat dried the powder, cut the letter out, adhered them to cranberry red cardstock, trimmed the edges and mounted adhesive foam squares to the back and applied to the ribbon on the card.
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I'm hoping it's elegant and simple...
Going for another CAS white on white, I punched out several snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and pressed them onto Versamark. Applied the Iridescent Ice embossing powder again and heat dried.
Using my BigShot, I cut a circle in the center of the card and then made a scalloped circle frame to go around.
Applied dental floss strips to the inside front of the card, adhered snowflakes to the front and back of floss.
Measured another piece of cardstock with a circle window to apply over the dental floss so it wouldn't show and then cut out a soft blue cardstock for the inside background and added another snowflake on the inside for more decoration.
Snowflake Bow Topper
Last years Gingerbread Men
Ran across this card that I made last year and thought I would share it as well.
Thought the 'Warm Wishes' went really cute with fresh out of the oven gingerbread men.
Well, that's it on the card front for me this morning, but before I go, I do have another little story and a doodle.
(Contains Mild Adult Humor and May Not Be Suitable For Children or Possibly, Some Adults)
Here we go into my brain again,
The past several days I've been mulling over ideas in my head for holiday doodles that I hope people find humor in. I began thinking about life in the country. Since I do live in the 'sticks' and the wonderful feeling of snow covered trees, deer in the yard, warm fireplaces, beautifully decorated trees and the happy warm feeling of family and love. I do count myself very fortunate for what I am blessed with.
The country has so much peace and serenity to offer, but there is ONE thing that I must admit, drives me nuts (for lack of a better word) and makes me a little embarrassed at the same time.
If you're from the country, you'll know what I'm talking about...(or maybe it's just my neck of the woods)
It's the oddest craze, and has been going on for some time, but never ceases to amaze me and nearly drives me off the road into an embankment, due to the 'large' distraction.
These are articles that you can purchase and hang from the back of your vehicle.
You can find them in all kinds of metals, neons, pastels, and flesh colors.
I'll be honest, I've had my giggle at them, but when I think of all the things I am proud to say about country life....I can't quite bring myself to add this one.
further into the cerebellum we travel,
Now I have gathered images of holiday, country, truck nutz and then I watch the news.
It saddens me deeply to think of so many people who are currently unemployed and have families to feed and provide for. Who's Christmas will probably not be as blessed as others and I find great sadness in this. It is truly the time to remember other's at this time of year and do for them what they are having a difficult time doing for themselves.
Offer a helping hand, Volunteer to donate food and clothing, give a hug and always a smile!
Life can change so fast and you never know when you might be wishing for a helping hand.
This brings me to my doodle....
Taking a serious issue with a twist of humor,
I hope I offer a smile.
Country Humor Meets Real Concerns
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Smiles and Happy Stamping...