Friday, December 20, 2019

AFTER THE SEASON

We all make Christmas cards until we don't think we can make any more. 
But how many of us think about making cards for after the holiday season?
I never did until Catherine Pooler came out with this stamp.
It's called Enjoyed the Season and it was a freebie she gave out for a short time with your order.
I woke up with the idea for this card yesterday and quickly made it before I went to work.



I masked off the bottom part of the sentiment, inked up the top portion with Midnight ink. I removed the mask and inked up the bottom portion of the words with Midnight ink and the sprig of leaves with Grass Skirt ink and stamped it onto some white card stock. Next I inked up the season banner portion of the image with Rockin' Red ink and stamped it onto a scrap piece of white card stock, fussy cut it out and placed it in position with the rest of the sentiment.


Now, I'll be honest with you and say that those trees weren't part of my initial idea but I smudged some ink in a spot that needed to be covered. So I stamped some trees from the Christmas Tree Farm Stamp Set with Grass Skirt ink and cut them out with the coordinating die and then stamped the trunks with Icing on the Cake ink. 
I added the trees, layered it onto a piece of Midnight card stock and then layered that with craft foam onto a card base that I stamped the Buffalo Plaid Background stamp on. I used Midnight ink but purposely didn't cover it completely because I wanted it to look a little aged.
I really like how this turned out. I think it looks much better with the trees so I'm glad I smudged some ink on it.

I hope you're inspired to do up some cards to thank people for sharing the holiday season with you. If you make some, tag me, I'd love to see them.

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Susan



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