If you saw my last post, you know that we were anxiously awaiting the birth of my Great Nephew. I'm happy to report that he did arrive yesterday at 1:00 pm Pacific time. He is a big boy weighing 8.4 lbs. He has very chubby cheeks, and so far seems to be very content. He took his time arriving, 9 days past his due date. We are all thrilled, and can't wait to meet him.
Today I have my card for this week's Paper Players Challenge. Anne Marie has a great sketch for us this week. It is perfect for using up patterned papers, but as I'm visiting my mom, I only brought card stock with me as far as papers go, so I made my own with stamps and inks.
The background stripes are made using the Concord & 9th Candy Cane Stripe background stamp. I stamped it three times using red, pink and orange inks. I matched up the stripes when I placed them following the sketch, and I like the way they look. The matting behind the striped panel and the ornament circle, and the thin strips on top of the background, are cut from holographic card stock. IRL, it is super shinny.
The center ornament stamp is from a Gink K set from last year. The ornament is heat embossed with silver EP. This GKD set does not have dies, so the ornament is cut with a circle die, but I had to fussy cut the ornament topper and the string/bow image. I added three clear gems around the ornament for embellishment.
For the inside greeting, I used images from another GKD holiday stamp set. The sentiment is heat embossed with silver and I used more holographic card stock for the mat.
Enjoy your day. Mom is off to play bingo at the senior center today. I will do some errands for her then probably more stamping. I have a bunch of December birthdays that I need to get some cards made for.