I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a great start to 2009 so far! I have a lot of things I want to change/do differently this year, and more regular stamping/posting to my blog is one of them. I haven't had many creative juices flowing lately, and I've momentarily considered selling
all of my stamping supplies, but I'm not ready to give up yet!
I do have something to share that is the first non-Christmas thing I've stamped in almost 2 months and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, especially considering I made it around midnight a few nights ago! I started with a card base of Papertrey Ink's Ocean Tides cardstock. I LOVE this color - it might be my favorite one they've released so far! Then I stamped the base with PTI's Polka Dot Basics using Ocean Tides ink. I randomly dotted some of the polka dots with gels pens - some with white and some with silver. The sentiment is stamped with Ocean Tides on PTI white cardstock inside the card and I used SU's word window punch to allow the sentiment to show through. The opening is traced with a silver gel pen to make it pop a little.
The strip across the top is PTI's Ripe Avocado cardstock and I used the SU scallop border punch along the bottom. The patterned paper is from PTI's Polka Dot Parade collection. The card is finished off with a silver glittered snowflake. It's actually an ornament that I found in a pack of 10 at Michael's. I didn't realize they were ornaments when I bought them - my mind instantly went to using them as sparkly card embellishments! I cut the string off the ornament and used my Crop-o-dile to punch a hole through the center. A rhinestone brad from Making Memories finished it off and then I used Crystal Effects to adhere my embellishment to the card.