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Kennedy Grace Creations Card, God's Greatest Gift

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Hello holiday crafters, I'm in full Christmas swing here on my Blog!!  My card today is called "God's Greatest Gift."  I wanted to shake things up a bit by using a technique I had never used before - Yupo paper and Rangeralcohol inks.  I created my card background using several colors (in hindsight I would have used fewer) and the silver metallic mixative (love it!).  I then embossed the Yupo paper with a SizzixChristmas snowflakes embossing folder that I discovered in my stash (I don't tend to use a lot of embossing folders, so I sometimes forget about them).  But that was exactly what this Yupo paper needed to make it look like a Christmas background!








I then die cut Penny Black's Manger die from the middle of the central embossed snowflake on the card panel, then die cut it again from NSW #110 cardstock.  I inlaid the white die cut into the Yupo paper, then adhered some clear acetate to the back side of it.  I used some Fun Foam on the back side of the Yupo

Oh Holy Night Christmas Card

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Welcome back to my blog,this one is for me for a change.  I love playing with my new Christmas Stamps and dies!  I hope I'm not the only one who buys more than I can ever hope to use in one season.  Does that make me a hoarder??  Well, perhaps but I'm OK with that!

For this card I used a beautiful background stamp from The Ton called, Poinsettia Close Up.  I stamped it in Versamark on ArchesHot Pressed watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe'sSterling Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  I then water-colored it with Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I used a combination of Mayan Blue Genuine, Moon Glow and French Ultramarine on the flower portion, and along the edges (in a few places) I used Iridescent Sunstone to give it a golden hue.  I then took my Simon Says Stamp die, O Holy Night (2 pieces)  and die cut out the outline portion of the die from the middle of the Poinsettia.  I adhered some clear acetate to the back side, then adhered the silver glitter paper die cut…

Kennedy Grace Creations Grateful for Your Friendship (November Mood Board) card

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Hello friends, I made this card for Kennedy Grace Creationsusing theirNovember Mood Board as inspiration.  This card is called, Grateful for our Friendship, because life is truly so much better with friends!  It showcases how you can stretch your stamp sets to be used for the holidays even though they are not holiday stamps.



 I primarily used the KGC stamp set You Inspire meto make this card.  I first prepped my card panel with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink (DOI) by dragging the pad down in vertical stripes to create what looks like a weathered wood panel door.  I then lightly traced a circle the size that I wanted my wreath to be and then used 3 of the small images from the stamp set (small leafy branch x 2, and the 3 dots) to make my wreath.  I used mostly Distress Oxide inks, inking each stamp one color and stamping it around the circle, then changing colors and again stamping around the circle, turning the leafy branches in different directions.  I tried to space out the colors …

A Whimsy Stamp Christmas card (and a winner on 7 Kids Create! on FB)

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Hello, my friends and fellow crafters.It's November, so it's officially (I think) Christmas card season!  I'd like to share a Christmas card I made using a Whimsy Stamp, called Berry.  I decided for the first time to enter it in the 7 Kids Create!Octoberchallenge on Facebook.  Theme:  Anything Goes.  I posted it on the very last day of the challenge, and wouldn't you know (to my shock and awe) - I won!! 

So here's what I did to make this card.  I stamped little miss Berryon NSW 80# card-stock, then used Molotow Art Masking Liquid (2.0mm pump marker) to protect the image while I worked on the background.  I used two different winter snow trees because I didn't want them all to look the same.  I used a Penny Black Stamp Nature's Friends andHero Arts stamp Color Layering Snowy Trees.  I used some WOW!Opaque White embossing powder on the trees.  I masked the foreground Penny Black trees with Post-it paper to then stamp and emboss the Hero Arts trees.  I usedDist…