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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Celebrate the Season

Hi there - today I decided to do a couple cards, one I've always wanted to try by Andrea Wolford who's blog I check out all the time for cool Stampin Up ideas. I also subscribe to her 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletter and plan to try some of her cards and tag ideas as well. First off is my take on the card - I used Night of Navy cs from Stampin Up and Wintertime Flurry dp by Echo Park. I used the stamp set from Stampin Up as well called Patterned Pines. the image is embossed with white ep on Night of Navy cs and then cut them out. I placed a small piece of the same cs behind the trees and brushed some white ink along the edges. I then stamped out the sentiment from Stampin Up's So Many Scallops set on white card stock and the dp. I punched out the dp and then made two more layers of the white cs and popped them up and finished it with some Stickles. I ran a piece of White Tinsel Trim from Stampin Up along the card under the trees and then popped up the trees as well. I just know I'm going to love that Tinsel Trim. I'm entering this card in Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge #1, Monochromatic.
For the original card I used the Patterned Pines Stamp set, old olive re-inker and pewter shimmer paint. I didn't have white so I substituted with the pewter. You just mix a drop of the shimmer paint with a couple drops of the re-inker and sponge that onto the stamp. It is a nice shimmery image. I also made my own dp using the snowflake from the same stamp set with various inks on a paper from the CTMH Mistletoe dp. I love how these turned out!


Anonymous said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW these are just STUNNING!!!! Very elegant!!

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