I had a doctor's
appointment yesterday morning, and because our cleaning lady was in and
hubby would rather not be around at the same time, he decided to come down with me!
After my flu jab and blood tests had been done, we decided
to leave the car where we had parked it, and walk into town.
weather was gorgeous, and it was just a ten minute walk.
After a very
leisurely meander around the shops getting the few bits and pieces we
needed, I surprised hubby with lunch at our favourite Singaporian
I hadn't planned it, it just happened!
We had an excellent
lunch, followed by a slow stroll back to the car and then the short drive back
Most of the time, I enjoy the anticipation of looking forward to
events we've planned, but yesterday's spontaneity was superb!
afternoon I started planning the projects for this weekend's classes.
For the 3D project, we'll be decorating one of the Acetate Card Boxes on
page 13 of the Christmas Catalogue, and then we'll make two cards to
co-ordinate with the box.
One of the cards will be based on today's
At the moment I have various ideas buzzing around in my
head, and until they settle down I won't be sure exactly what we will be
Today's card is based on an idea I have for a Christmas decoration, but I'm saving that for another day.
started with a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) which I dry
embossed using theHolly Embossing Folder.
I stamped two images of the
Eskimo from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, and coloured him/her
(?) in using Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay Marker Pens.
I painted all the fur
trims using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
Using the Cookie
Cutter Builder Punch, I punched out both images.
I adhered the embossed
Whisper White CS layer to a layer of Silver Foil, and then adhered this
to a Whisper White card base.
punched a Whisper White CS circle using the 2.25" Circle Punch, and
adhered it in the centre, on the back of a Silver Foil Snowflake.
still undecided whether it is worth doing this, so I'd appreciate any
The reasons I did this are: a). to provide an even background
for the Eskimo to rest on and to adhere to, b). to give the image a
clearer background i.e. just the snowflake, instead of the snowflake and
the dry embossing that can be seen through the snowflake cut outs, c).
to give the snowflake an easy background to adhere to the embossed
sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set, and has been stamped
onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Smokey Slate Ink.
I layered it
onto a piece of silver foil.
After I'd adhered everything together, I finished
off by adding a small silver bow, adhering it with a Glue Dot, at the
top of the snowflake.
the card I adhered a layer of Silver Foil and a top layer of Whisper
I adhered the second Eskimo in the bottom right hand corner.
I'll be working on another card for the weekend's classes and designing
how we'll be decorating the Acetate Boxes!
Until tomorrow, happy