Thursday, November 11, 2010

Winter Post Greetings


One of my all-time favorite stamp sets has been Winter Post.  It seems that I've been on a vintage kick lately, but I think it really started when Winter Post was released.  :)

I used Mojo Monday's sketch this week to create my card..

Yes, yes.. the Music Notes wheel again.. which, by the way, makes two appearances on this card. :)   I love it!  The Very Vanilla cardstock on the left was stamped twice with the Music Notes wheel and Always Artichoke ink, then adhered to the right of the Love Letter Designer Series Paper.  The center Early Espresso piece was stamped with the retired French Script background stamp, then sewn onto the card front.  To get the really light impression on the sentiment piece, I inked up the wheel with my Crumb Cake ink pad, then rolled it on scratch paper before going over the Very Vanilla cardstock.

I stamped the ice skaters over some snowflakes (which were stamped with the same technique as above to get a lighter shade of ink) on a 1-3/4" circle, which was then layered on a 2" circle die-cut with the Circles #2 die.  Notice the little hint of shimmer on the female skater?  I filled in her hat and gloves with a little Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.  It's so pretty and has such a subtle shimmer!

Of course, to finish off the card, I needed to also add some of my favorite embellishments, the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!

Winter Post Greetings card supplies:
Stamps:  Winter Post, Snow Swirled, French Script (retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, and Old Olive cardstock, Love Letter Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Music Notes Wheel, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Circles #2 Originals die, Big Shot, sewing machine and thread


  1. This is beautiful! Melissa, you are such a talented designer! I love all of your cards!

  2. Melissa - I love everything you do! If we lived closer and I figured out my health issues, you just might be able to talk me into being a demonstrater. lol! Can't do it now but maybe some day! I love each of the cards and your "inspiration board" is awesome! Did you make the flowers? I could go on and on but I think you know how much I love your work. Thanks!
    Sandi Smith (MM Forum)

  3. Hey, Melissa! Check out my blog ( because I just awarded you a new blog award.

  4. This is gorgeous! I must be honest and say I've never noticed the Music Notes Wheel...till now ;) I must check it out! TFS.


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