Well, I'm through apologizing though because I just LOVE how this turned out. I was busy designing yesterday for a workshop I have tonight (Hi Cara!!) and really wanted to work in my favorite background stamp Medallion. At some point the thought occured to me that Dasher might look nice paired with Medallion. Funny thing is I almost gave up on this one after having stamped the background a few different ways and just not getting what I was after when all of a sudden it just happened!
I didn't plan for the Dasher tag to be on an angle until I realized how neat that button might look at the center of the Medallion! I'd call this a bit of country and a bit of fancy. The roughed up and sponged edges were done primarily to cover up an oops- a stray smudge of red ink right on the top edge just after it was done. Grrr- I hate it when that happens!!
Unfortunately for Cara and her guests this card made the chopping block for the workshop- I realized too late that I only have 1 red Playground button left and I just didn't think substituting a kraft corduroy button would be quite as special. Keep tuned though and I'll be sure to post what did make the cut for tonight, as well as the fun hostess gifts I've designed!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Dasher, Medallion, Many Merry Messages (a must have for Christmas cards)
Colors: Kraft, Old Olive, Real Red, Vanilla
Accessories: Vanilla EP (that's Embossing Powder, you know that right?!), Sleighbells ribbon (holiday mini), tag corner punch, Playground button, linen thread, sponge and distressing tool