My sister, Janet, shared these cards with me a few weeks ago when she was at my home for the Christmas Card Marathon Weekend.
She used a dampened paper towel as a 'stamp pad' squeezing drops of Ink Refills on the dampened towel. What I especially like about these cards is the mottled, and sort of speckled and blurred color, on each leaf. Be sure to click on the pictures for a close up look.
- STAMP SETS: Hand-Penned Holidays (124312-C; 124310-W)*, Gently Falling (123802-W, 123804-C)*
- CARD STOCK: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
- INK: Ink Refills: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede; Basic Gray Pad & Marker
- ACCESSORIES: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Stamping Sponge
Why do I love the Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set? Because it's just about as close as it can be to my grandfather's handwriting! Amazing. He wrote with a quill pen dipped in his famous purple ink. Those were the days when handwriting was taught and cherished.
Latest accomplishment to help my step-son lead a more comfortable life as he fights his nasty ALS disease: we found, thanks to my husband's ex-boss, a wheelchair lift van that is being loaned to us for FREE. You know how Stampin' Up! Demonstrators love that FREE word!!! Anyway, I digress. The van in is Pennsylvania, we're in California. And it's now on a transport truck and will be delivered to us at a truck stop in Ripon, CA, the day after Thanksgiving. Woohoo! Ripon, a small farming town in California's Central Valley (or should I be saying San Joaquin Valley?), hits the map and Jeff will have access to comfortable transportation for doctor appointments and family visits. Thank you Frank for generously loaning us your 1990 Ford van. We'll put it to good and loving use.