I am broke like a joker this weekend (too much SSS shopping LOL) so I am staying in and making cards. Christmas cards. I know it's July, but Christmas cards make me happy :)
I started by pulling a stamp set from my stash- in this case, a SSS set called Big Holiday Wishes. I googled for a little inspiration again, and again came up with a Nicole Magouirk design that I liked. However, I don't have any embossing paste or simple striped paper, so I had to rummage through my stash some more. I liked the idea of snowflakes, as they would kind of dress up the sentiment. So I found another stamp set with a couple of small snowflakes I could add to the design. Next I searched my 6x6 paper pads but couldn't find an appropriate stripe. None of them were simple enough. So I decided to focus on the color palette, and came up with a MME wood grain paper stack that would work! So here's my take on Nicole's design:
Kind of clean and simple, with kind of an elegant edge, maybe? I like it. I used the MISTI to do all the stamping, so making 8 cards was a snap!
Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes stamp set
Hero Arts Magic of Christmas stamp set
Paper Studio heavy weight white card stock
My Mind's Eye Necessities-Wood paper stack
Filigree platinum embossing powder
OK, I'm going back to the drawing board to see what else I can come up with!
Thanks for looking!