Most Wonderful Time … for a Black Friday Sale!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. If you’re like me, you probably ate a bit too much and are feeling pretty sluggish today. What’s a crafter to do? SHOP!

Mel's Card Corner | Black Friday Sale

There are load of crafty sales happening this weekend in honor of Black Friday/Cyber Monday. For the very first time, Catherine Pooler Designs is having a Black Friday sale. It kicks off RIGHT NOW (9am ET), so be sure to head over to her online store for 10-50% off stamps, dies, stencils, and cardstock. (NOTE: new items, inks, and craft rooms essentials are not included in this sale.) As an added bonus, Catherine is including a surprise bonus gift with all orders placed today, Nov. 24. Orders placed during this Black Friday weekend sale will begin shipping Tuesday, November 28.

I did fit in a bit of crafting time yesterday. I’m trying to get the last of my holiday cards finished up this weekend so I can start mailing them out tomorrow. I have about a half dozen or so more to go and I’ll be done! Woo Hoo!!!

Mel's Card Corner | Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For this card, I started by cutting a panel from Very Vanilla card stock by Stampin’ Up!® I used the largest Wavy Scallop Stitches dies from Simon Says Stamp. I repeatedly stamped the snowflake images from the Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs to cover the entire panel. I stamped them using Pool Party ink from Stampin’ Up but stamped off once before stamping the panel so keep the look very subtle.

I used the large beautiful sentiment from the Wonderful Time of the Year stamp set as my focal image on this card. I created a bit of an ombre look by inking the upper half with Pool Party ink and the lower half with Island Indigo ink. I lightly dabbed over the point where the ink colors met with sponge dauber to blend them a bit and soften the harsh line.

Mel's Card Corner | Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Now it was time to assemble the card. I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to mat the focal layer. Since I had die cut the focal layer with the scalloped border, I added a bit of retired DSP behind it then adhered all of it to the Pool Party layer. I then adhered the matted layer to a top-folding card base made from Very Vanilla Thick card stock.

I decided the card just needed a little “something” more. I looked through my embellishment stash and found this small wood snowflakes in an old Project Life embellishment kit. I adhered them to the card using Multi Medium Matte then added a couple of coats of clear Sparkle pen to give them a bit of sparkle and that completed the card.

Until next time …

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