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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Celebrate the Season

Well hello to all,

It's been a fun weekend in my craft room. I've been trying to concentrate on making Holiday cards and I've gotten another four made. I still have a long way to go!

I have two cards using Linda's great sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I made one of these, the 2nd one in this post, yesterday. I usually look through the gallery before writing up my blog posts to see what other's have made and when I did that yesterday, I saw several other cards using the same SU Snowman stamps and papers, so I decided I'd make another card to post to the gallery, which is the first card in this post.

In addition to using the FMS, I'm using Claire's colors for this week's Paper Players Challenge. She has chosen Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape. I had to do some thinking before I came up with a Christmas card design using these non-traditional holiday colors. I'm very happy with how pretty these bright colors worked out. I've used gold embossing as an accent for them.

I started with a Whisper White card base. It's the thick weight card stock. I used a new Gina K stencil and the three ink colors with blending brushes to make the background. Using the same blending brushes, I blended the three colors in a horizontal pattern on another piece of WW card stock. After letting it dry, I stamped the ornament from the SU Beautiful Baubles set using VersaMark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. This was cut out using SU square and scalloped square dies. For the smaller square in Linda's sketch, I used a Die-namics square frame die cut from Granny Apple Green. The sentiment is stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink onto vellum and heat embossed with  clear embossing powder, then trimmed down for the bottom element. I've used gold Stickles for the top of the ornament.

For the inside, I've used one of the set dies, cut three times from the three colored card stocks. I saved the small pieces from the die and glued them back into the ornaments so that each has two of the colors. The hangers and bows are gold heat embossed and I've brushed some Nuvo clear liquid glitter over all of the inserts. The sentiment is from the same SU set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Here is the card that I made yesterday afternoon using the same sketch. Mostly, the DSP does all of the work. I did use the coordinating SU stamp set for the sentiment and for one of the snowmen's hats. I really liked how this card turn out and it was so quick and easy using this fun DSP. I did use the Gina K stencil with Pool Party ink for the background. The card stock is also Pool Party, so a tone on tone look. The sentiment is heat embossed with white EP. The holly berries are red Kaiser rhinestones.

Thanks for looking, and have a good Sunday evening, and a good start to the week,

Stamps: all SU, Beautiful Baubles, Itty Bitty Christmas and Snowman Season sets. 
Paper: SU Whisper White thick and regular, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Pool Party card stock, Let It Snow DSP, vellum
Ink: VersaMark, SU Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party
Other: Misti, white, gold and clear embossing powders, heat tool, Gina K Snowflake Mandala stencil, Taylored Expressions blending brushes, SU square and scalloped square dies, Die-namics square border die, Kaiser rhinestones, liquid glue, dimensionals, Gemini Jr


  1. What a fabulous trio of cards! The two ornament cards are stunning! What a fantastic way to use my color combo!!!!!! Just WOW! There are so many lovely details, I can't even begin to comment! Thank you for rocking my challenge this week! XXX

  2. Wow those ornaments are fabulous! The colors worked perfectly! And the snowmen are so cute! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  3. All fab cards Colleen but I especially love that ornament! Such a great way to colour with that blended sponging and I love the subtle stenciled pattern behind too. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!


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