First let me say, I can't believe I took a month off! When I posted my last Curtain Call card I knew I would be taking a break but I didn't formally announce anything. I wasn't sure how long I'd be away. In hindsight I should have mentioned something! I am so surprised it ended up being so long. I only glanced at my Google reader twice during that time. Each visit I had 300+ posts to take a look at! So I apologize to each of you for not posting any comments, but I don't have it in me to take on such a HUGE task!
I finally got my fingers inky last Friday when my friend Deb took the day off and we stamped. We hadn't seen each other in over a month so there was a lot of conversation and SOME stamping. I've done a few CASE cards and a couple originals. So, if I can stay in the groove, I'll have cards to share this week.
I absolutely love the Greeting Card Kids set. I don't mind coloring at all, but this idea came via LeAnne @ Wee Inklings. She has done a few different "redwork" cards. I adore redwork but I have never learned to do it. I can sew a simple backstitch but good redwork takes practice to get the stitches uniform. So, why not cheat a little and do it with ink instead!
You can't really tell from the photo ( I slacked off and didn't get out my extra lights) but the image is embossed. I looks super in person. I also broke in my new Northern Flurry embossing folder on the retired gingham Bella Rose DSP. The snowflakes became more prominent when I used my sanding block to the reveal more of the white paper core.
Some habits are hard to break. I REALLY wanted to put a sentiment on the front, but I held myself back and committed to no sentiment. I love how this image looks with the gingham. I think I may have to play around with this idea some more!