Good Morning Ladies,
Before I start the blog I would like to wish my Beautiful Daughter Becca a Very Happy 26th Birthday, I can hardly believe that she is 26! I hope that Adam treats you to an amazing day out and we look forward to seeing you later. XXXXXX
I hope that you all had a lovely weekend ladies, we were treated to a very warm and 'muggy' day yesterday, a little cloudy in the morning, even a few spots of rain, at one point the sky was as dark as night and I thought that we were going to be treated to storm to clear the air, it never came, the clouds cleared away towards the middle of the afternoon to make way for glorious ☀ Sunshine.
In fact we made a Paella for dinner that we ate outside with a chilled glass of Sangria, a perfect end to a lovely day.
Today's card is my first Festive TicTacToe Challenge card for this week, I chose Categories: Blue/Dry Emboss/Snow (straight across the top).
I started by cutting a piece of white card to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, I then took the Fir tree stamp from SU Winter Woods stamp set and stamped it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink, I was glad that I used my Stamping tool as I had to do 3 layers of ink. I then used the matching die to cut the tree out of the background. (because I didn't want the embossed snow to cover the tree). I set that aside and then run the background through the machine with SU Snowfall Embossing folder. I cut a card base slightly longer than my original piece of card so that I could a little touch of the blue I used to stamp the tree along the bottom of the background. I created the blue piece by blending some of the Tumbled Glass DI onto an off cut of card and I adhered it to the back of the background piece leaving about half an inch showing, it looked better with it as the sentiment would have looked odd right at the very bottom of the card.
The sentiment stamp was from SU 'Merry Christmas to all' stamp set, I stamped it in the same blue, I will confess that I made a bit of a hash of stamping directly onto the card (it was slightly wonky) chances are you may not of noticed but I knew it wasn't right, so stamped if again and die cut it and popped it on top of the hash up! Now I know I could have just not told you that but I want you to know that I have just as many if not more hash ups than you all do!
That is my card finished I kept everything totally flat so that I could keep postage to a minimum.
I hope you like the card and that it gives you a little bit of inspiration!
Have an enjoyable day ladies,
love and hugs to all of you