This week over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog the theme is ornaments. I originally pulled out a different stamp and planned to get fancy with it, adding on layers and die cuts and generally pretending to be someone I'm not. I was up for the challenge though!
That is, until I actually sat down to do it. By then I was feeling melancholy and blue so I switched gears and made a simple card. I was pleased with myself that I used some designer paper with words on it because I don't much care for it but I like how it looked with this image.
I was concerned that my card was too simple, so I wrapped some ribbon around the edges like I've done before. Then I wasn't so sure that was the answer so I went to make a fancy double bow to add on. Forty minutes later I gave up, as for the life of me I couldn't remember how to tie one on my bow-maker (and I never knew how to tie one without it). So I mocked up a fake double bow. I'm pretty sure it is a disaster. I asked the cat his opinion and he gave me one of those you-poor-pathetic-human-being looks. On the bright side, it isn't horrible and I've got one more Christmas card made.
The Fine Print: Stamp by Hampton Arts, designer paper by DCWV, bling by Hero Arts, ribbon from my stash. Please don't fret about my blue and melancholy mood, it was due to getting bad allergies from my allergy shot and then taking one of those coma-inducing allergy pills. I'm a little dazed still, but much better today!