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Believe in the Magic of Christmas

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Hello my fellow crafters!  I'vecreated this card for the Kennedy Grace Creations December Blog.  As December winds to a close, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with family and/or friends.  Although Christmas is now past, I made this card last month before I realized my post would be after Christmas! To me however, Christmas is not just one day, but the beginning of forever (if you believe).  And as many crafters do, they make Christmas cards all year 'round.  So this is especially for those of you who never get tired of seeing or making Christmas cards.
You may recognize the wreath element in my card and the background technique I used on this card.  I used an Antique LinenDistress Oxide pad and dragged it down the length of the cardstock several times to create a wooden door or panel look.  Then, I wanted to show how you can totally change the look of your card/wreath simply by changing up your ink colors (see my November Mood Board card for comparison, above). To mak…

Joy Peace Love, December Mood Board for Kennedy Grace Creations

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December is here and Christmas is getting near! Hi there,I've created this card for the Kennedy Grace Creations Mood Board this month (see below).  I continued my playtime with Yupo paper and RangerAlcohol Inks to create the background for my card.  I think this one turned out fabulous!  I used just 2 colors of alcohol ink, Stream and the Pearl Mixative, along with the Blending Solution.  Since I knew this was going to be the background, and I didn't want to cover too much of it up, I decided to add some die cutting in the center of the card, make it a shaker element (I do love Shakers, you've probably noticed!) and then add some simple, elegant floral images from Kennedy Grace Creations(white heat-embossed) to the two opposing corners.                                                   
Here's what I did.  After the Yupo paper dried completely, I die cut the Stitched Square from Simon Says Stamp from the middle of the 5" x 5" Yupo panel.  I then die cut the t…