Feathers & Frost is a new holiday stamp set this year by Stampin’ Up! Since I am not ready to make Christmas cards, I decided to make a non-holiday card using this stamp set.
All of the following products are Stampin’ Up! except noted with an asterisk (*).
- Stamp Sets: Feathers & Frost, Buffalo Check
- Paper: Nature’s Poem designer series paper; Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron
- Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa,* Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide
- Blends: Dark & Light Mint Macaron, Dark & Light Calypso Coral, Dark & Light Crumb Cake, Dark & Light Petal Pink and Ivory
- Tools & Accessories: Layering Squares framelits (largest scalloped square) with the remaining pieces cut with a paper Trimmer, Tranquil Tide velvet ribbon, Leaves trinkets, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets and copper trim*
Do you make cards that make you smile afterwards? This is one of those for me! I played with various color schemes on the birds. The male had to be brighter than the female but not so colorful as to be unnatural. Although I am learning to enjoy the “no line” coloring, these stamps really looked better with distinct stamp lines. Choosing the designer paper was time consuming because we have so many lovely papers in this year’s collection. It took awhile to come together but was worth it in the end.
The sentiment for the inside card panel did contain “especially at Christmas.” I carefully snipped it away so that masking was not needed. However, it can be added back to the sentiment when I need it during the holidays! The Buffalo Check background stamp is going to see lots of usage. I am so glad this is a red rubber stamp!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
*** Update on Fur Babies ***
Annie had her first chemotherapy treatment two weeks ago for her adenocarcinoma. She was feeling poorly several days afterwards. She didn’t even want the tidbits of baked chicken breast or cream cheese used to take her medicines and tempt the appetite. But today you would never even know there was a problem. She will have several more treatments with three week intervals. I am hoping all will be as good!
Libby has added seizures to her mix of medical problems. Her first one was Sept 8 and the second on Sept 18. The doctors have added phenobarbital to her daily regimen. She saw a neurologist today’ and a MRI is being discussed. It would tell us if the seizures are brain tumor related or not. I don’t think the knowing would change her course of treatment but ????? It’s the cost that is making us think twice!