The instant I saw today's sketch, I envisioned the big snowflakes that Stampin' Up had last year called Festive Flurries. It was one of those rare moments when I saw the card in my mind - big snowflakes, Lost Lagoon paper and Smoky Slate embossing powder. That truly never happens to me. I'm a brute-force stamper - lay it down, look at it, hate it, change it, lay it down again, etc. until it is right. But then, just so I wouldn't get too cocky, Mr. Mojo slapped me down. I couldn't find the stamp set. I looked through my Stampin' Up section, my winter section, my Christmas section, and my NBUS section. No stamps. I looked again - nothing. Then I started worrying that those stamps (a very expensive stamp and die set) were one of those things that my charming pair of cats had knocked off my craft desk into the trash without me noticing. So I made a different card. It took two long and frustrating hours and I hated it - because I wanted my snowflakes and Lost Lagoon. Then I went for a long walk to clear my head.
Stamping is supposed to be relaxing, isn't it???
I looked one more time when I got back from my walk and I found it right away!!! The problem was simply that I remembered it being a clear set and it was rubber. Not only did I find it right away, but the card went together in 15 minutes!
If you add it all together - the searching, the bad card, etc. - this was about a five hour card!
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Festive Flurry, Endless Wishes (sentiment)
- Paper: Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Flowerpot dsp
- Ink: Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon, Versamark
- Accessories: Stampin' Up Festive Flurry dies, Smoky Slate Embossing Powder, Heat 'n Stick Powder (to apply the glitter), Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter