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Fairyland of Gold pathways

Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted. I just may have forgotten how to blog! Hopefully it will all come back.

Here’s the card that made me want to blog again:

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This cute fairyland has pathways of rainbow and gold and clouds that are sparkling clear!

I used Lawn Fawn stamps, Akashiya Sai watercolor markers, Distrink ink, and Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins. This was a fun shaker card to make and I think everyone looks pretty happy!

Entering this into the Lawnscaping Challenge.

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May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Happy Reindeer

Ok, I love this happy reindeer from Paper Smooches. Doesn’t he just make you smile? This is my final project (I think) for my Online Card Class Holiday Style.

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I used some of my favorite RED SPARKLE embossing powder on the sentiment and the candy cane stripes! Can you see the sparkle? I love that stuff.

I had to do a bit of masking to add that HOLLY to the neck on the reindeer, and then to do some of the inking. Oh what fun this tag was to make!

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I used distress markers as watercolor to color that cutie. I think I’ll add the “To/From” to the back of this tag for a Christmas gift!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Christmas Tree Baubles

Wow, this technique was so fun but time consuming! In the Holiday Style Online Card Class, May Park had an awesome sample of a triangle tree shape stamped with all kinds of small stamps and I thought I’d give it a try.

Turns out I have a LOT of small stamps that worked so well for this technique.

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I decided to round the bottom of my tree and make the sentiment curved to match. I used my GOLD delicata ink for the very first time (thank you, Wendi!) and I love it! See those stars? They are stamped with the gold ink.

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I used the same gold embossing powder on the sentiment and on the right and left edges of the card. So pretty. My husband loves this one! But I don’t think it’s a candidate for mass production. Lol. :)

Have a blessed Christmas!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Vintage Christmas

This card was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was nervous to use brown distress ink over my stamping. But vintage fancy was the topic of the day at Online Card Classes Holiday Style!

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I used Neenah desert storm for the card base (I have a TON of this, but rarely use it) and I think it complements the vintage look.

After I finished all my stamping and inking I slapped some Versamark clear ink over it all and sprinkled Judikins sparkle embossing powder over it! Then I heat-set it and I think it turned out so fancy! I love that the glitter doesn’t come off on your hands when you use heat embossing.

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Well, Kristina Werner totally inspired me to try this card…something very new for me! What do you think?

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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O Christmas Tree!

So I tried my hand at a clean and simple christmas tree card. I used the Tim Holtz Scribble Trees and I’m ready to try making more. There are so many cute trees in this set!

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I used Evergreen Bough Distress ink to ink up the center of the card. This took me TWO tries! I really messed up the first one. This one turned out better. Laura Bassen warned that it takes a light hand and a lot of passes to really build up the color. I embossed the three trees with Ranger embossing powder.

I was going to add this card to a simple white card base, but it looked just too plain for me. So I jazzed it up with some sparkle tape!

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This card makes me think of picking out a Christmas tree in a tree lot. That’s so fun to do, but we now have an artificial tree and never go to the tree lots anymore. So sad. I think I’ll visit one this year just for fun. Lol.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Snowflakes!

This card is for the Holiday Online Card Class soft and subtle cards.

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I used distress inks as watercolor (that twisted citron is a new favorite) behind those snowflakes. That snowflake die is from Simon Says Stamp “Eliza” and it’s one of my favorites, too!

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I used some glitter embossing powder on the snowflake and it looks so pretty, don’t you think?

That sentiment is from Mama Elephant. Such a pretty font! I hope you enjoy this card.

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Tis the Season to be Jolly

Well, this card was a bunch of firsts for me. A first with all that masking (thanks to Laura Bassen), and a first using EMBOSSING PASTE!! Wow. I might just be addicted to adding embossing paste. I need to play with this more.

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Isn’t this card fun? I used the gnome from Paper Smooches and some gifts from another Paper Smooches stamp set. The gnome and all those presents had to be masked first before I stamped another one. I thought this gnome was a Santa look-alike.

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See the snow there…that’s the embossing paste. It’s actually Ferro in the color “Pearl” because I don’t actually own any white embossing paste yet. Isn’t that funny? I have some silver and gold to play with and haven’t used those yet, either. Next time.

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Here you can see the shine from the pearl snow! And I added some stickles glitter to those gifts…in both platinum and gun smoke. I love a glittery bow.
You can also see a bit of Wink of Stella added to his beard.

But you want to know the best part? I took this picture at night in my new light studio box!! Yeow…that looks so bright and light! I think I’m going to have fun with this new present (it’s for Christmas, but I was forced to open it early! Lol.)

This is such a fun card class…see you with another card tomorrow!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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A Very Happy Christmas (with glitter)

One more glitter card because I just could not stop! I love this background die from My Favorite Things, and it’s so fun using glitter paper with that die.

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That word die “Christmas” is embossed with glitter powder on the bottom and watercolored with distress inks on the top.

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This card was easy and a whole lot of fun to put together!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Merry & Bright

I love glitter paper. Yep. I have a whole drawer just dedicated to glitter paper. So when the Holiday Card Class had a day devoted to shimmer and shine, I brought out the glitter!

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See that red glitter ampersand? It’s my favorite.
I played around with some distress markers for the merry word and bright word. It’s fun to try and blend two different colors. I added some glossy accents for shine. A few sequins and done!

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So. Fun. And merry. (and bright). :)

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Peace on Earth

Well Hello! I’m back with some Christmas cards to share. After a big move, my daughter and her family (including 2 granddaughters) moving in with us, my mother-in-law having a stroke, and my grandmother passing away, I am FINALLY back to posting on my blog. Whew.

A big thank you to Online Holiday Card Class 2015 for inspiring me to get back at it!

My first card is clean and simple:

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It’s hard to see in this picture, but there a little glittery snow in the background. I love this die edge and it’s the first time I’ve used it!

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I was inspired by Julie Ebersole for the snow. I used a glue pad and some Stickles dry glitter over the top. I’m loving this class and so glad I could participate!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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