Monday, September 21, 2015

New Stuff and a Pastel Christmas Card

Continuing the Ironmate gift idea given to me by my sister-in-law, I've ordered some more stamps. Oh, happy stampy time!

As you can see, I picked up a few Christmas sets but also some definitely NOT Christmas sets. What fun I will have playing with all this photopolymer goodness. And isn't it darling how Ellen throws in free ribbon that matches her little thank you card? Love it!

What have you bought recently for your happy stampy time?

And now for the pastel Christmas card I wrote about last week. Looking at the photo, I'm wishing I had used the darker twine rather than the lighter...but in real life, the lighter twine looks great. Ah, the challenges of photographing "subtle" cards!

This card will go to my hip young niece and her fiance. They'll appreciate the iconoclastic color choice! You wouldn't believe how much card stock I ruined getting the balance of greens and gold right. I even tried a soft pink in there (following a color combo from Pinterest), and that looked really, really bad! But I really like this lime-and-gold combo.

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Versamagic, Impress Fresh Ink
paper: Papertrey
accessories: twine, glue


  1. Great looking haul of goodies...beautiful card!

  2. I see you've discovered Altenew, one of my new favorites. I just ordered "Painted Flowers" from them and I'm having so much fun with the loose style of this set. I just got from PTI, Dawn's new set, "O Holy Night"; if you haven't seen it yet, you need to check it out. It's lovely and I'm looking forward to using it with my Nativity Silhouette set and the angel from Love Lives Here: Holiday set. I also ordered Nichole's new set, "Christmas Cheer" and those coordinating dies. Lots of fun ahead!

    Love the color combo on your card, and I can imagine pink in there somewhere!

  3. What delicious craftiness ahead for you( and us when you share your creations).Would love to see other unusual color combos for Christmas as well as other holidays. My current challenge is making a Thanksgiving card with an Asian influence. Love your style of stamping ,but it is very difficult for me to have the patience to be so precise.

  4. Oh super fun goodies! Okay, I have to ask, what is Ironmate gift idea?


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