Thank you for being patient with me this week. I haven't been designing as much in my studio as I normally do. My sister and her family have been here visiting from San Diego. I wasn't able to take time off work while their here, so I'm spending my evenings with them, instead of up in my studio. Sadly, they go home on Tuesday, and the Lad moves back to Charlotte next week, too. I know I'll be fighting the 'lonelies' by crafting my nights away once again.
This card, designed by my good friend Julia Fair, is nothing short of amazing. She made for me a few weeks ago and it is all about building layers - layers of paper and ink. I love how she took one of the reindeer from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and made him the focal point. And do you see the detailed shading on him? Next, look how she layered ink on the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Impressions Embossing folder. By layering ink right onto the embossing folder before running it through the big shot, she was able to get that two-toned weathered look. So trendy and vintage! And have you see the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch yet? It made turned a rugged masculine card just a little softer by adding that delicate border under the greeting. I love everything about this card and I can't wait to give it a try myself.
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