Stripe Builder makes me so happy! The MISTI is so helpful for a full background stamp like this because if something doesn't stamp evenly the first time, no big deal...just re-ink and stamp again. The fabulous letters were cut with the new Joy die and then glittered for a little pizzaz. ;) The pine boughs and snowflakes were cut from silver cardstock with the Take a Bough die. I stacked 5 layers of the snowflake, then die cut one final white snowflake and selectively cut out the star portion. And I finished the card off with a sentiment in the Joy set. A little sidenote: I had a vision with this card, but I got stuck, so I listened to He is Born (this beautiful song was running through my head anyway) to calm my nerves and help me get in the Christmas mood, and then I sought the opinions of my family, which helped so much. They are the best!
Joy set is that Angie and Greg designed it to be versatile throughout the year, so this next card is a non-holiday one. I created a very soft version of buffalo plaid using the Stripe Builder set. I purposely didn't worry about getting full coverage while inking because I think the light uneven patches really help create the look of soft, worn fabric.
The size of the letters in the Joy die is just perfect for creating a shaker. I decided to fill mine with some flat marshmallow Pretty Pink Posh sequins and little hearts that were die cut from Concord and 9th's Bags & Tags dies.Bags & Tags, and then stamped a sentiment from the Joy set one word at a time. The MISTI really was an invaluable tool for this task.
Phew. That's it for me today. I normally try not to be so long winded on here, so thanks for sticking with me! Creating with these new products from Concord & 9th was so exciting! I truly love them and cannot wait to show you more throughout the month. Thanks so much for visit today! I hop you have a wonderful weekend!