Saturday, November 01, 2014

Snow Business

Hi friends. I’m back again today with another Christmas card using new images from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I may be a little late to the release previews and party, but just in time for a little wintery fun.

I really wish snow fell in a variety of colors. Wouldn’t it be fun, albeit a bit startling, to wake up to a blanket of blue snow on the grounds? Well, maybe not, but it sure is fun to create blue snowflakes on a festive Christmas card.

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I began by stamping a variety of flakes, from Claire’s new Flurries stamp set, on the left side of my card in Brilliant Blue and Bashful Blue (now discontinued-insert sad face), along with a few images stamped in the darker blue, Night of Navy. I separated the card into sections by layering a border punched from Brilliant Blue cardstock and on top of that I placed a 1” strip of Scor-Tape and sprinkled on Silver Crushed Glass Glitter. I love the chunky look and the sparkle it adds to the card.

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My sentiment was stamped onto cardstock that I die cut using the Pretty Panels #1 die (also new this last release). The multi-colored snowflake was created by applying washi tape over blue cardstock, and then die cut using the Snowflake Three Die. I love how completely and intricate this die creates such fabulous snowflakes.

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I’m slowly, but surely, getting my Christmas cards done...not much longer to go now.

Thanks for taking a peek in on my blog today! Until next time...

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Friday, October 31, 2014

For you! Elf Made

Hi friends. Happy Halloween. I am sure that you are seeing lots of Halloween posts today, but I thought I’d buck the status quo and post something more suited for Christmas.

I was unable to participate in last week’s Waltzingmouse Stamps release previews and blog hop. If you read my post yesterday, you can probably understand why, but I couldn’t help but create a cute little Christmas card using one of Claire’s newest sets, Elf Made.

The large peppermint image from the set made a fun background as I stamped it multiple times on my white cardstock.

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I used the new Pretty Panel #2 Die set to die cut this stitched panel on which I layered my sentiment and this adorable little elf, colored with Copic markers.

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To add a little fun I added some silver foil snowflake stickers from Stampendous to the center of each peppermint and on the panel. It’s difficult to see in the photograph, but to each peppermint, I added a layer of shimmer using my Wink of Stella glitter pen. The sparkle this pen adds to the peppermints gives the background a festive shimmer!

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I’ll be back in a day or two with another card using other sets from the most recent release from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Thanks for looking in today. Until next time...

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