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Well, well, well my friends...
do you know that there are now LESS than fifty days 'till Christmas?
Holeee makerel, I can hardly believe it!!
Time sure flies faster and faster each season....or so it seems...
What I have for you today, is my very first Christmas card of this year,
and it was actually totally unplanned on my part... :o)
It is the free 'make and take' of the week, at the demo bar of one of my favorite stamping stores where I absolutley HAD to stop on my way home. Did YOU notice the trio of colors on the cards? Green,White & Red...you DO know what that means to me...right?
Well, of course...That's Amore! (Italian flag) *wink & smile* :o)
This is the store original version of the card, isnt' pretty? It is a CAS card = Clean And Simple . I have no clue what the stamp is or the name of the beautiful glittery deep red and white snowflaked designer paper. Nor do I know the product I used to color the pretty cardinal,but I know that I am now HOOKED on this new product too! To describe it, it looks like nail polish and comes in similar small containers as well. It is soooo easy to apply and leaves a beautiful smooth, satiny finish to the previously stamped and clear embossed image. Definetly want to add this mistery product to my Christmas wish list! :o)
Next, on the right, is the same card as above but with my own added touch. Not much, as you noticed, just the addition of a thin strip of satiny deep red ribbon and matching tiny bow, plus I added dimentionals too, to pop up the pretty oval image...that's it! What can I say? I just LUV ribbons! :o)
Here below you can see a closeup of both cards, flat vs raised...such a crafting dilemma! LOL
Can you see the beautiful sheen to the colored image too?
Ohhhh and I almost forgot to mention too that ,somehow, some of the wonderful stamps from
the store 'fell' into my basket and I just had to 'force' myself to give 'them' a new home...*see below* :o)
Ohhh, we passionate stampers must make such difficult 'sacrifices' from time to time...LOL
Of course ,the fact that it was 'buy one at reg price and the second one at 50% off ' -kind-a-deal-
really sweetened the pot....oopss I mean my wallet! LOL
~*~Have a wonderful Sunday ya all!~*~
|From left to right: 2 Penny Black, 2 Mo Manning, 1Whipper Snapper, 1set Clear Art Stamps.|