by Kia Gibson-Clapper

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Hello all, Kia here with you today to share this card, made for Day 25 of the Random Act of Cardness challenges, which is Winter.

I have had this card on my mind ever since I ordered the Santa Hat. With everything we have had to endure this year, when I was thinking of Christmas I would think “Ho”. That is as far as I got, hence the card, but when I said it to a friend she cracked up. It was then I realized how funny it sounded.
It is an easy card to make. I used an older die from My Favorite Things, and my large Santa Hat from Impression Obsession, and I am obsessed with this hat! I die cut the hat and Ho from glitter cardstock in different colours.

But first, I made my card base using Gina K Design cardstock in the heavy white and kraft, cutting the kraft then attaching to the card base.

For the snow I used Nuvo Glacier paste adding it with my palette and scooping to get the drifts. I then dunked the Ho, die cut using gold glitter card, in some of the paste to get its feet wet, and attached to the card using a foam square.

Before attaching the hat I did some splatters using Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof white watercolour. I did not want the snow on the hat, just around the card.

For the hat I die cut the fur trim using white glitter card, and the hat using red glitter card, and glued together using Nuvo adhesive, then attached over the H using foam squares.

I then let the card sit overnight for everything to dry, and the paste to properly dry. In the morning I stamped the ho ho ho using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip Red.

To finish I added white gems around the card.

Needless to say I had a lot of fun making this card today, and I hope you enjoy it.

Following are Affiliate links for the products I used, available at the Scrap’n Stamp store, at no extra cost to you.



Tuesday with Tara {take 275} Thanks, Deer

by Tara

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Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card featuring one of the Darling Deer die cuts that I didn’t use on last week’s card.  I also stuck with a green color palette because I got the Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks ya’ll!!!  As I anticipated, they’re awesome!  Since today’s challenge theme is “thanks” I wanted to make a card that could be easily changed to a Christmas card with a simple change of sentiment.

I really just wanted to see what this Rustic Wilderness looked like, so I grabbed a blending tool and applied a thick layer of Distress Ink to some white yardstick.  Next I spritzed it with some water. I was a bit heavy handed and had more small splatter spots than I wanted, so I decided to layer over it with a stencil. I chose to use Candy Stripes by MFT and inked it tone-on-tone with the Distress Oxide Ink in the same color.  It gave me a panel that’s subtle, yet fun & festive-plus it shows off the variations in this gorgeous new green ink.

As I worked on my layers and the card layout, I added an embossed metallic pewter colored card stock.  I chose a pale grey as my card base, but added some stenciled snowflakes with Distress Oxide Ink to tie it all together.  I played around with adding some other details to the card, but decided I prefer the clean lines for this one!  Hope you like it too- thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,


November Blog Hop Winner!

by Tara

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Thanks so much to everyone who left us comments during our November Sweater Weather Blog Hop!  Once again, we’ve randomly selected a winner from the comments on our blog posts and social media!

Congrats goes to Carol Wortman, you are the winner of a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!

You have two weeks to claim you prize HERE!