I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a great day, and that you were able to spend some time relaxing, reflecting, and enjoying plenty of delicious food. Even though I’m living in Canada now, I still cooked myself up a delicious, less-traditional Thanksgiving feast of salmon and tons of roasted veggies. I can assure you that not a bite went to waste! Anyone else weirdly obsessed with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash at this time of year?
The card I’ve got for you today features The Stamp Market Mailbox Gift Card Holder die, although like back in this post, I’ve used it on a card rather than as the gift card holder that it is. To begin, I created the mailbox using Lipstick Color Crush cardstock. After running the die through my die cutting machine, I created a light blue ink blended background and trimmed it to fit my white card base.
Next up was decorating the mailbox. For the sentiment, I used the ‘Christmas Delivery’ stamp from the Merry Mail stamp set., and heat embossed it on heavyweight vellum in fine detail white embossing powder. (You don’t really need fine embossing powder for this, but I reach for this one all the time because I’ve found I get really crisp, consistent results.) While I had my stamping platform out, I also stamped a few bits of holly and berries in Color Crush inks, and two presents. You guys probably know by now that I can’t create a card without a bit of sparkle, so I embossed the present outlines in fine gold embossing powder.
After cutting out all of my stamped and embossed pieces, I arranged and adhered them to the mailbox. Then, to add a bit more dimension, I popped the mailbox onto some foam tape before mounting it on the blue ink blended panel. That’s another card done, and another one that I’ll need to pop in the mail very, very soon! Speaking of mail, are you planning to hop on any great Black Friday deals today? I’d love to hear what’s on your list!