Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The 12 Days of Christmas Cards-Day Four

Just a short post on this one. It's getting hard to find the time to make a card a day and then blog about it :) This one is for my brother and SIL. Let's just say I think they appreciate the non-traditional and I think this card fits that description.

The stamp is from a Penny Black set (this and every year) and I stamped it first by coloring it with a SU Bordering Blue marker and then stamped over it again with versamark and added the SU! iridescent ice ep. I don't own a "stamp-a-ma-jig" but I think I might just pick one up today while I'm out. I finally found a use for it. It's REALLY hard to line up a rubber stamp exactly in the same place twice. I improvised with a couple cd cases taped down--long story, suffice it to say, it worked.

I decided to add a little dimension with a QK present die and pressed the ribbon part of the die-cut down on a versamark pad and then coated with the iridescent ice ep and heat set it. The paper is a little bit of BG I had laying around from last year's Figgy Pudding line and the background was run through the cb using the swiss dots folder.

I'm probably going to end up spending a fortune on extra postage thanks to all the added dimension but Christmas is only once a year so why not, right?


  1. WOW! Another amazing card. I have "heard" you can put a piece of thin cardstock on top of your card (with embellishments) and you won't need the extra postage. It's my understanding, as long as your can't "feel" the bump, it'll pass. Also, you can use your paper cutter's cutting gutter to make sure your envelope will go through the postage meter system.

    Keep on inspiring me!! I NEEEED it! LOL!

  2. Thanks so much for the tips, Yvonne!! Get working on your cards!!

  3. This is an amazingly fabulous card! I love the colors!!!! So beautiful!