The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Clean and ElegantThe finished card measures 4-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" long.
- Elegant texture! Stampin' Up!'s new Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds a classic and elegant pattern in seconds.
- Gilded embossing! The Bird from A Beautiful Season was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The berries and leaves were lightly tinted using Blender Pens and inks. The result would delight King Midas himself!
- Classy bow! Retired Early Espresso Satin Ribbon makes a gorgeous bow. Luckily I still have a few yards of satin ribbon tucked away.
- Stylish sentiment! The Merry Christmas sentiment from Petite Pairs was inked in Soft Suede and punched with a small oval punch. This was then layered onto a Cherry Cobbler banner, created using the Bitty Banners Framelits.
As you can see, I am trying to use up a little of my retired paper and ribbon. I never get all of my retiring paper used up before the new catalog release. It's like when you have breakfast, and you eat all of the cereal but there is still milk left in the bowl. The new catalog has been released with all of its fabulous designer series patterns, and I still have old ones to use up!
This card is so easy to create...and I now have one Christmas card completed! With little Lexi Lou in the house, it may be the only one I get created. Don't let her sweet looks fool you...she is a little dynamo! She has seriously put a crimp into my blog surfing and email answering. But it won't be long until she starts sleeping through the night...I hope!
Even though I have not had the opportunity to respond back to your comments the past few weeks, please know that they are so very important to me, and I do read each and every one of them. And of course, I will always take the time to answer any questions that you may have about the cards I create or the techniques that I use. Until next time...
The Clean Team