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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Snowflake Wishes Trio


Good morning!  I'm thinking cool thoughts with this trio of snowflake cards because yesterday was over 90 degrees here.  As I type this, some places like Colorado are getting 6 to 12 inches of snow.  That's crazy, isn't it?  

I used the beautiful new Elegant Snowflake stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create these little works of art.  I placed the stencil down on some gray cardstock and then spread three different colors of a glittery paste over the stencil.  After the three panels dried, I added the die cut sentiments (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and adhered them to white card bases.  

The close-ups of each card are shown below.  Which one is your favorite?  Is the pink calling your name, or does the teal make you swoon?  Do you melt for the classic white snowflake with the palest touches of pink?  I love all three of them mostly because I'm all about the glitter!  Hahaha!!

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Retro Aqua Ornaments


Doesn't this card just scream 1970?  I love these nostalgic ornaments on this Retro Ornaments stamp from Technique Junkies.  I stamped this background with some aqua ink onto aqua paper and then used a silver gel pen to color in some areas of the ornaments.  For the sentiment, I found this smaller holiday sentiment on the Christmas Ornaments Trio set.  I didn't want to cover up these awesome ornaments in the background, so that's why I chose a smaller sentiment.  I embossed this with white powder onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the aqua ornament background.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Moonlit Village in Teal


Good morning!  Do you have your Christmas cards ready?  Here is an easy idea for you using the new Village Edger 1 stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.    I sprayed the back of the Village Edger 1 stencil with some Pixie spray and then placed it down on some black cardstock.  With a plastic spatula, I spread some gorgeous glittery teal paste over the stencil and the rest of the exposed black cardstock.  I carefully lifted the stencil off and left the piece to dry for a few hours.  While that was drying, I cut the moon from a circle die and the Santa and reindeer from a Frantic Stamper die.  After the paste was completely dry, I glued down the die cut pieces and adhered the panel to a white card base.

You could easily do this in an assembly line format.  Have all your black cardstock cut first, then stencil as many pieces as you want.  While the pieces are drying, die cut your elements or stamp your sentiments, whatever you want to add to your cards.  Then all you have left to do is glue things down and address your envelopes.  

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Beyond the Blue #38 - Autumn Leaves


Happy Friday!  Today's Beyond the Blue challenge is all about autumn leaves.  I pulled out some stamps and dies from The Greetery and stamped the various leaves with Distress Oxide inks.  I tried to choose colors that were different from the regular yellow, orange, and red fall colors.  The oxide colors I used are Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage, Crackling Campfire, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany, and Gathered Twigs.  After I cut these out, I arranged them onto my white card base and glued them down.  

Check out today's Beyond the Blue challenge and share your creations with us.  I hope you're enjoying some wonderful fall weather today!


 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Blue Green Fa La La Trees


Good morning!  Remember how I was in a pink mood on Monday?  Well, today I'm in a blue-green mood.  I pulled out some blue and green distress inks and made this fun mix-up of trees with a cute holiday background.  The fun background was stenciled with the new Fa La La stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  How cute is that?  I love the tiny little hearts all over the letters.

The trees (a very old stamp set from PTI) were stamped with green and teal distress inks and then cut out with scissors.  I had fun arranging them on the card, adjusting for the different heights and colors and widths of the trees.  After I glued everything down, I sprayed the card with an iridescent glitter.  It's a very subtle glitter and, therefore, very hard to capture on camera.

This would be a fun and easy card to mass produce.  If you haven't made your Christmas cards yet, this card came together in about 10 minutes.  Set up an assembly line to stencil the background, stamp and cut the trees, and you could have 50 to 100 cards done in an afternoon.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Holiday Joy with Pink Trees


Good morning!  I'm in a pink mood today, so I'm sharing this holiday card with pink trees.  I used the new Christmas Tree Edger 1 stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to brush three different colors of pink distress oxide inks onto some white cardstock.  I started with the lightest color of pink and placed the Christmas Tree Edger 1 stencil in the middle the paper.  Then I picked up the stencil and moved it down just a little bit and used a slightly darker color of ink for the second row of trees.  The bottom row of trees is the darkest color of pink and I used that ink to stamp the sentiment as well.  

To add a little shimmer to my holiday card, I flicked some clear shimmer spray over the whole piece.  It looks like it's snowing with these shimmery snowflakes.  

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Framed Joy in Black and White


Today I am sharing a rather non-conventional Christmas card.  I love the new Christmas Frame and the Light of Faith set from Technique Junkies, and I wanted to try something different with them.  I stamped the beautiful Christmas Frame with some white pigment ink directly onto a black card base.  Then I carefully arranged the Joy sentiment from the Light of Faith set and stamped it right in the center of the frame with the same white pigment ink.  I set this aside to dry for about 30 minutes before I dared to touch it with my finger.  LOL  I added some tiny red rhinestones around the frame for a tiny pop of color.  

This card is a true one-layer card.  It's just the black card base, no extra layers at all.  That's the beauty of this Christmas Frame.  It has the blank space in the middle built into the stamp so you can just add your sentiment right to the same paper as the frame.  You can use this frame in either orientation - horizontal or vertical, whichever way works best with your sentiment.  Fun fact - all of the sentiments from the new Light of Faith set fit perfectly inside this Christmas Frame!

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