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Saturday, December 01, 2018

Buffalo Check, Beautiful Blizzard, Christmas Card

I'm not a bit fan of black and white Christmas cards.  Rethinking this, I should have gone with a blue, red or even green.  But I had some shimmery black ribbon sitting on my worktable so I just went with it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it in half on the short 8-1/2" side.  This card opens from the bottom.

I cut a quarter sheet of Whisper White card stock and inked up the "Buffalo Check" stamp with black Memento ink and stamped the image.  I did set it up on my Stamparatus so I could get a dark image.  I should have cut my piece of card stock larger, larger than the stamp image, because I had no where to put the magnet.  SO I ended up using some repostionable tape on the back and taping it to the paper on the Stamparatus.  I needed this piece of paper to be in a fixed spot in the event I needed to reink and stamp again. I actually inked and stamped a total of three times to get the solid image I was looking for.  Note here.  Don't rub your ink pad across the stamp.  See on the left side there's a black dot in the lighter part?  That's a little bit of fuzz or fabric from rubbing the ink pad.  So now that you know that your image will be perfect.  I cut this piece down to 4" x 2-3/4" and I taped it to a  4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  

Next I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Blizzard" set using black Memento ink.  I also used the black Memento ink on that.

I cut a 6" piece off the black shimmer ribbon and taped the ends to the back of the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I then taped the entire piece to the card base.  I took the end of the leftover ribbon and tied a knot to the left side of the taped on piece of ribbon.  

I also found a Dazzling Diamond glitter paper snowflake so I used a glue dot and taped it in place on the card. It just seemed empty on the upper part of the card.  I used a black rhinestone from the "Faceted Dots" pack.  And that was it.

This was a fun card to make but I think I would use a different color if I ever make another one.  Black is not a great color for Christmas (in my opinion)!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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