Friday, October 7, 2011

The Sounding Joy

Happy Friday everyone!  We've been having beautiful weather here in Indiana the past few days, and it's supposed to continue through the weekend and beyond.  Sunshine and highs in the low 80's.  I'm not used to temps like that in October, but I'll take it.

It may be warm outside, but I've been working on some Christmas cards.  Below is the first card I've made with The Sounding Joy set (p. 23 in the Holiday Mini).  I also used some other fun goodies from the Holiday Mini.  I embossed the Marina Blue strip with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder (p. 33), used Pewter Emboss Powder (p. 31) to heat emboss the main image, made the holly with the Stocking Accents Originals Die (p. 24), and made the leaf veins with Dazzling Details (p. 41).  I also used the Red Glimmer Paper (p. 41 in Holiday Mini & p. 181 in the big catty) for the holly berries.  Oh, I almost forgot!  I also used ribbon from the Holiday Mini called Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (p. 30).

I used the very cute Christmas paper, Letters to Santa DSP (p. 186).  I put a 4" x 1-1/2" strip of this paper onto the bottom of the Top Note Bigz Die (p. 222) and ran it through.  I also ran a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" pieces of Old Olive and Naturals White card stock through with the same die.  I trimmed the white one down, cutting along the perforrated part of the die-cut.  I stamped and embossed it first, and then attached it to the Old Olive die-cut.  I then attached the DSP die-cut strip, added the ribbon, and then added the holly die-cuts.  The whole thing was added on top of the blue/brown strip using 4 Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).


Stamps:  The Sounding Joy set (Mini)

Ink:  Riding Hood Red Classic Ink Pad & VersaMark Pad

Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Old Olive, & Naturals White card stock; Letters to Santa DSP & Red Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Bigz Die, Stocking Accents Originals Die (Mini), Snow Burst Impressions Folder (Mini), Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon (Mini), Heat Tool, Pewter Emboss Powder (Mini), Dazzling Diamonds (Mini), & Stampin' Dimensionals



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