When the Nestabilities came out in the summer, I really, really wanted them. Even though they were a great deal for what you received, I had a hard time breaking down and buying them – after all, I didn’t want just one or two, I wanted all of them! I hit upon the perfect solution. I decided that my husband needed to get these along with the Wizard, for me for Christmas. That way, I could justify spending that much money. So one day after dinner, with an innocent look on my face and a very sweet tone of voice, I told my husband that I had found the perfect Christmas present for me from him. Once I enthusiastically told him all about them, I finished with the upsell that now he wouldn’t have to worry about shopping for me, and he’d know that I’d be getting something I really wanted. The hitch though, was that I told him that I needed to use them before Christmas – there was just NO way I could wait that long. Sweet man that he is, his only question to me was “Well then, what will you open on Christmas day?” I told him, “Not to worry, I’ll keep the box and the packages they came it, that way on Christmas day, I’ll re-package them, wrap them, put them under the tree and no one would be the wiser.” After all, I can act extremely surprised when necessary – LOL! So, I got them, and I’ve been having fun playing with them. If you’d like to get your own, be sure to visit Ellen Hutson’s store – she has great prices and great service.
For this card, I used the stamp set Sleigh Bells Ring. Because this is a very detailed stamp, I really didn’t want to get into coloring them, especially since coloring is not my strength (although I’m working on it!). So I stamped it in Basic Black ink onto shimmery white CS. I matted it onto gold CS and then onto Basic Black. The card base is River Rock. All layers were cut with the nestabilities. As a final touch, I added 1/4″ black grosgrain.