Thursday, July 6, 2017
Christmas in July!!
Hello, again! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I'm having a bit of a breakthrough/breakdown this week! My breakthrough is finally making time to get a little creative and start filling my box for Christmas cards; the breakdown will probably come soon because we only a few more days to get everything moved from our former place and I'm overwhelmed with the amount of stuff that is currently residing in our garage... Guess I can always shut the door, go the the studio, and pretend I'll deal with it tomorrow... Just call me Scarlet O'Hara!
But enough of my personal drama! You came here to see something somewhat creative! I had a bit of paper left from the Christmas card I made last week, so I decided to use it up and make two very simple cards. You will notice that one has a very clean, crisp look, and the other was grunged a bit. I would love to say that I was playing around and wanted to see the two styles side by side, but the truth is the grungy card is hiding some stamping boo boos. The shepherds image has quite a bit of empty space between the star and the shepherds and I went a little ink happy and left a shadow above the lamb. You can still see it, but now it looks a little more like part of the weathered effect. I actually like making some cards inky on purpose, but in this case, I think I like the cleaner card more. What are your thoughts?
Well, I think I've hidden in my studio for as long as my family will let me, and those boxes are not going to sort themselves (believe me, I've given them plenty of time to do it!). Thanks so much and I hope you'll stop by again. My next post will share some pictures of my studio space which is not quite finished yet, but at least it gives me a place to hide, um... I mean work! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Card Recipe: Paper-Raspberry Tart dsp (ret), whisper white, Stamp Set-Every Blessing, Ink- soft suede