Monday, December 3, 2007


This stamp is such a happy one! You may recall that I used it once before for a gift card holder. But I think it looks much different on this card.

The stamp is from Outlines Rubber Stamps and is called Joy Ornament Square . One of the things I like about this stamp is that you can change the colors and make it look great with most any designer paper or background. As you can see here, I got a little carried away using different colors.

I stamped the image on cream colored cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The stamped image was colored using Tombow markers. I chose colors from the Basic Grey Fruitcake designer paper used for my background.

The image was stamped twice more, once on red cardstock, then again on green cardstock. Each was cut out then layered using Scotch Mounting Tape to give added dimension. The red layer in the back was cut and embossed with my square Nestabilities.

As a finishing touch I added Red Geo Shapes Sparkles Stickers to the green frame. The ribbon is from my stash, and is most likely from Michael's.

TIP: When applying Geo Shapes Sparkler stickers, instead of using tweezers or your fingernails, "stab them" with your craft knife. Works like a charm!

I have a horrendous day ahead tomorrow. We are having a Christmas Open House at our office. My boss sent out 1569 invitations, then told me a week later that he has a meeting with the governor that day, and will not be able to attend. Yikes! (Actually, that isn't exactly what I said when he told me! But since this site is G Rated, I will leave it at that!)

I have been decorating the office for a week, shopping for food, making many batches of punch, and buying food to serve. Since I will be the host in his absence, it's going to be a helluv a long day! Can't wait.

Anyway, that's it for me tonight, peeps. Thanks so much for stopping in. If I have an ounce of energy left tomorrow night, I will be back. I hope you are too!


Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome, love that image and your coloring. Tomorrow will be fantastic, everything will go smoothly

Kathi said...

Where's Martha when you need her????? Good luck, hope everything goes smoothly tomorrow!

Beth @ Felt Like Knitting said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you've used.

Best wishes for a successful day today!

Carol said...

you didn't get carried away with the colors! I love the look! It's festive, just like holiday joy SHOULD be! I'm really liking those Geo Shapes sparkler stickers.
1569 invitations to an open house? Do you work for a stadium?! LOL I cannot imagine where you'd find the energy source to host that many folks in an office by yourself! All I can say is WOW!! You go girl! This might be the perfect time to ask the boss for a raise:) Here's wishing you a great day in spite of the chaos you'll surely encounter!

SmilynStef said...

Wow that is a happy stamp and those colors just pop off of the screen ... love this! Good luck with the open house.

'Bella and Gabe said...

So beautiful! Love how you've highlighted the image by mounting on 3 dimensional tape. This is really beautiful!

~ Jennifer :)

dd2njoy said...

Oh my...this is stunnning!!! I love all your beautiful coloring and the bling!!!Gorgeous card!!!
Good luck tomorrow!!!

Sharon said...

This card is just beautiful! I love the deep colors you used.

Debbie Olson said...

Love the card! That "joy" just leaps out at you! The boss, on the other hand, I think i"d be VERY unhappy with. Hope that your party went okay!

Connie said...

What a fantastic Card. I have been tagged by Geeta over at A Muse Admirers and am sharing the love. When you get a chance, post seven random things about yourself and link to seven other bloggers to join the fun too!

Have a happy holiday!