But I was most definitely in a Christmas card making mood today.
Or really, Christmas cards were the perfect excuse for trying out some of my Waltzing Mouse stamps!
Paper: SEI Winterland
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Other: Satin ribbon, Stickles and Distress Stickles
While making this card I was rooting about in my ink drawer and ink cube box looking for the perfect inks... well I made a rather serendipitous discovery. A Versa Color ink cube I have had for 7+ years and never used provided the perfect ageing to the white label. It's 181 Vanilla - although a pigment ink (which doesn't dry straight away) it does add that nice slightly distressed look and is quite similar to those Papertrey Ink Chai tea ageing pads.
Anyway, I rather love that SEI paper, the snowy ground is all glitter and it just looks very lush in person.
Papers: Basic Grey
Stamp: Waltzing Mouse
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Die: Stampin' Up
Other: Satin ribbon, Stickles
This card looks much better in real life than it photographs, especially that burgundy/maroon ribbon. Nevertheless, the perfect way to use up a sheet of those BG Eskimo Kisses rub-ons. I swear I spent the best part of an hour trying to get the blessed things to actually rub onto the die cut. Grrrrr....
Finally, here's the card I made for the current Ribbon Girl red and green colour challenge... nothing like leaving it to the last minute! LOL
Papers: Echo Park
Ribbons: The Ribbon Girl
Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Waltzing Mouse
The wide pencil stripe ribbon is actually sewn on to the card so the edge can flap about a bit. Also another ink drawer find, my rediscovery of my KI ink pads (they were one of my most disappointing KI purchases ever). I have found they stamp beautifully on this SU white cardstock. And again the Vanilla Versa Color ink pad came in to just tone the WHITE white down.
Right, I think after all that festive creativity, I shall be delving into my little Philosophy Bake shop for some bath time treats tonight...