Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hurtling Train

Does anyone else out there feel as if they are in a speeding train hurtling toward December 25?  Or maybe it's in a plane nosediving directly at Christmas?  I probably say this every year but every year it is truer:  Christmas comes faster and faster all the time.  I can't believe it's almost here!  I just put my capris away for the year.  I just tucked my flip-flops in the closet!  How can it be almost Christmas?

Oh, well, Christmas will come whether I'm ready for it or not, so I might as well......
stamp another Christmas card!

This one was inspired by the MOJO Monday sketch #267 by Julee Tilman.  I just felt like it had a vintage feel, and I hadn't used my Christmas Lodge stamp set enough yet this year.  Or my red glimmer paper either!

The base is Cherry Cobbler card stock, with a piece of Candlelight Christmas DSP as the back panel.
The next layer is more Cherry Cobbler card stock with some Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.  I punched one edge of the Red Glimmer paper with the Scallop Trim punch and added a layer of Very Vanilla, stamped with the lodge from the Christmas Lodge set in Early Espresso and the sentiment from Come To Bethlehem in Cherry Cobbler.  I tied a little fork bow using Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon and added it to the panel, then mounted it on dimensionals to give it some vertical interest.  Finally, I used the Snow Flurry BigZ die to die cut the two smaller snowflakes, combined them with glue dots and adhered them to the project.  I think red and brown is my favourite Christmas combination - it looks so warm and rustic.

And that's my card for today!  Focus on your Christmas tasks, but don't take any hurtling trains!

Stamps: Christmas Lodge (w123767; c123769); Come to Bethlehem (w118732; c120591)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (119684) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock (127848), Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP (126901), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Early Espresso (126974) and Cherry Cobbler (126966)
Accessories:  1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251)
Tools:  Snow Flurry BigZ die (127813); Scallop Trim Punch (118402), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821)

Christmas Lodge

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