Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The most important gift this year was that we were all together. You can't put love in a box anyway.
To capture this little bit of Christmas cheer and angst, I scrapbooked. To create the letters, I used the SCAL software for my Cricut. In this case, it would have been better to use a cartridge with a shadow feature. After cutting and stamping the letters in Real Red ink on white cardstock, I realized they needed a white shadow to help them show up on the background paper. Unfortunately, I'd accidentally resized them in my SCAL file and saved the wrong size. It took a few tries to get shadows that are somewhat OK looking.
Ingredients: Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Basic Grey Periphery collection; kraft by Creative Memories
Ribbon: Stampin' Up; baker's twine by Martha Stewart
Chipboard: Stampin' Up!