I am TRULY sorry that this awesome Level 2 hostess set ‘Peaceful Season’ from the Holiday Mini Catalog will likely not be back again (hostess sets usually aren’t). I would take this as your excuse to go nuts and spend $300 in Stampin’ Up! products just to get it (don’t worry, your husband told me it’s okay, remember he did that ‘weekend’ thing with the guys so fair is fair, LOL!).
This is actually ‘my take’ on a photo of a swap that I didn’t get at the Baltimore regional–my girlfriend got it. I would have TOTALLY knocked people over to get it, as it is, I was just happy to get a photo of it.
To get that background, I took a white crafters ink and pressed it to the ‘relief’ textured side of the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder Crumb Cake cardstock rectangle through it. Try not to get too much white on the background, but if you do it just adds to the almost ‘pewter’ look of the Crumb Cake cardstock with the white crafter’s ink.
I made the ‘debossed’ cardstock as a layer to make the card was more sturdy. And just a warning that the Antique brad holding the ribbon in place is beautiful but between the two, it will totally cost you more to mail… this is the type of card that I would put on top of a gift (without even an envelope). I’m such a showoff!