Before I get started, I just want to let everyone know that Card Cupids has extended their blog hop until Friday, so you still have a chance to win the awesome prizes we’re giving away. If you jut came here from Steph’s blog and you’re looking for my blog hop post, just scroll down or click here. If you’d like to start the hop, click here.
If you just want to see the card I made today, read on.
The idea for this card came from my mother. In fact, she gave me two card ideas the last time we talked, but the other design is considerably more complicated, so I need some time to work on it.
The background cardstock came from my stash. It was part of a 4th of July collection, and it just happened to catch my eye as I was flipping past the holiday section in my massive stack of cardstock. The lesson here is to sort cardstock by color, not by holiday or event, because you might miss something.
The lettering was cut on my Sizzix, the font collection is Classic. I love the look of die cut letters, but I use them sparingly so as to avoid the inevitable headaches that come from lining up and gluing all those individual letters.
I’m not sure if it shows up in the picture, but I coated each letter with a little bit of Glossy Accents to give them some shine. Appropriate, right?
The center star is covered in–of course–Glitter Ritz. I tried using both Champagne and Silver, which I already had in my stash, but neither one looked quite right. Then my husband mentioned that he was taking his car to get fixed at a place that was right by one of my favorite craft stores, so I smiled sweetly and asked him if he’d buy me a pot of yellow. And he did! I was seriously surprised when he called me from the store to check that he was getting the right thing.
I also only baked one pie on Thanksgiving, and he took care of the rest of the meal. How lucky am I? Very, I know.
Now seriously, if you haven’t done the hop, go do it! You want to win all that stuff (heck, I want to win all that stuff, so if you win and don’t want it just give it to me!), and it really helps us to get the word out. Did you know that Legacy Emanuel hospital expects to have around 200 patients staying with them over Christmas? Let’s help bring a little extra cheer to those kids!
Cardstock: White – Staples; Yellow, blue, and star pattern – all from my stash.
Ink: Black Soot – Distress Ink
Glitter: Yellow – Glitter Ritz
Adhesive: High Tac – Glue Glider Pro; Be Creative Tape – Sookwang; Glossy Accents – Ranger; 3D Dots – EK Success; Sticky Dots Die Cut Adhesive – Therm O Web
Paper Trimmer – Fiskars
Scoring Board – Martha Stewart
Ink Blending Foam and Blending Tool – Ranger
Scissors – Fiskars