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Blue Christmas

Sunday, December 27th, 2020

Hi all!  It’s Nancy here and I’m back with one more Christmas card today with a card using the Random Act of Cardness prompt of Blue.  I’m sorry but it’s a quick post from me today… first the card is pretty self-explanatory and second it’s the holidays and I’m trying to spend some time with my family and recharging my batteries a bit.

I had fun playing with different shades of blue to create this beautiful ornament!  I LOVE the Birch Press layering dies and had to buy three different Christmas ornament ones this year.  For this card I used some blue shimmer cardstock from my stash as well as some silver glitter paper, along with part of a sentiment from a stamp set from Gina K and the Belle Ornament.  I stamped the word JOY with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I had fun playing with the different layers, deciding how it should all go together… which colours where.

 

Stripes!

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Happy Monday everyone.  Nancy here again with some Christmas cards for you!  For one of my Random Acts of Cardness prompts for December, I chose the word “stripes” because I just LOVE playing with stripes.  I know that this photo is hard on the eyes, but the card looks awesome in real life, at least to me!

When cutting the die for this card, I decided to not waste anything, so you actually get two cards for the price of one today.

Once again, I’ve gone with the inlaid die cut idea for my cards.

For this first card, I cut the My Favorite Things Merry & Bright out of the striped patterned paper and then again fro a coordinating patterned paper.  I was sure to keep all of the little bits I would throw out if I wasn’t doing the inlaid idea as I’d need them for this card.  I put some Be Creative Tape behind the area I cut out and carefully put all of the blue pieces in to the holes and then added the bits and bobs from the striped paper.  I put it on some red cardstock and trimmed it with my Perfect Layers tool

And then, like I said, I made a second card instead of wasting the patterned paper that I used

No patterned paper was wasted in the making of these two cards….
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb; GinaK Cherry Red
*Patterend Paper:  MFT Christmas Cheer
*Dies:  MFT Merry & Bright With All The Trimmings; MFT Stitched Rectangles
*Tools:  Gemini Jr; Perfect Layers
*Embellishments:  ribbon from my stash

Tuesday with Tara {take 275} Thanks, Deer

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

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,

Tara