Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stampin', Bakin' and Wrapin'

Oh goodness, it's busy around here!  I don't think we've used the kitchen table to actually eat on for a week.  I baked all day yesterday, but I don't feel like I have much to show for it.  I tried some new recipes (bad idea), and some most of them did not turn out (ugh!).  I remember my mom having the same problem once in awhile when she was trying to do the holiday baking; sometimes you just have to leave it for another day.  Anyway, on to stamping.  I've been stamping with friends, family and by myself this week, tyring to finish up the Christmas cards.  Are you ready......?  I'm up to 6.  That's right, six cards.  Breathe Wendy, breathe!  Okay, so I'm an underachiever this year.  Here is what I've created recently:

This is for the Featured Stamper challenge today on Splitcoast:

I used textured cardstock for this, which turned out to be a bear to sponge on, but I kind of like the scene that resulted.  Very simple (the most difficult kind of card for me), but I think dramatic.

Here are the cards from earlier in the week:

An oldie but a goodie retired set from SU.  I stamped and masked my Santa and reindeer and added a masked moon, then sponged with Bashful Blue ink.  I paperpierced the mats and colored the images with Copics (still practicing).  I used that wrapped brad technique again on the bow.  I love this cheery card!

Lastly, I made this "Dear Santa" card, using a CTMH set called "Santa's List".  I colored the Santa again with Copics and cut he and the tree out and mounted them on sponged cardstock.  Added a bit of glitter and Liquid Applique for his beard, and there you have it.

Okay, I have to get back to wrapping...I mean baking, or is it stamping....if you don't hear from me within a few days, please come dig me out from under the mess.  Thanks!


1 comment:

  1. these cards are looking great, great stitching,and lovely papers.

    greetings karin