Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July - July 21, 2018



Today I'm featuring the current Under the Mistletoe paper, and the edgelit from the Delicate Lace dies.   The stamps are retired, and called Wrapped in Warmth.  Christmas, plaids, knitted things...  all warm and snuggly!
 I made three of these cards, and just had to stop.  Old Olive is just not my color.  Unlike Shaded Spruce (LOVE LOVE LOVE!) that has a lot of blue in it, this Old Olive just has too much yellow for me.

The mittens come from a retired punch.  They're just the perfect size for this card.

In addition to the Under the Mistletoe I used the 'ladder' die from the Stained Glass dies.  It peeks out just enough and adds a pretty edge.



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Friday, July 20, 2018

Christmas in July - July 20, 2018


Eighty-five!  The cards I'm featuring for today make a grand total of 85 cards so far for July. I again used one of the sheets of 12 x 12 from the new Under the Mistletoe DSP.

This should look like a wrapped present with a tag.  The red strips of embossed paper should be the ribbon around the package with a tag and bow.
 A 2 inch tag was WAY too big for this card, so after I punched the tag topper, I measured the Delicate Lace die to find the width and cut the tag down to that size. 
 The bow comes from a birthday stamp set, and the sentiment below comes from a stamp set called Ready for Christmas.
Where did that bow come from?  Picture Perfect Birthday!  It's a two-step stamp
It was actually my second option because I can't find my Bow Builder punch!  It's gone missing.  It will turn up, but now I had to find another option.
When using two sentiments at a time, line them up on the grid paper, and stamp away! I also used Around the Corner here for the corner pieces.  I really love that stamp set!



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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July - July 19, 2018



Here's another example of a card with a white base.  You won't see many of these from me.  Please enjoy.
This card has many details so I have a close-up below.
 I was inspired by a version of this card and made it my own by making some changes.  Lots of changes, actually.
The Eskimo features one of the new watercolor pencils, Balmy Blue.  I used both Pacific Point and Balmy Blue to get shadows and gradients in the Eskimo's snow suit.  I'm sorry you can't see it, but all the white on his little suit is covered in Wink of Stella for lots of sparkle.

I'm going to leave you with a tip today.  I love watercoloring - crayons, pencils, watercolor paints... all of them.  After working between aquapainters and blender pens with watercolor pencils, I've decided it's a better look using the aquapainters.
TIP:  When using watercolor pencils, color in the entire area and use your aquapainter to smooth the color and give a seamless look.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas in July - July 18, 2018




You don't usually see all white cards from me.  This one is special.  I spent most of the other day watching HSN's craft day, and got the idea for this card.  
 I'm showing 3 pictures because each one highlights a different part of the card.  The picture above shows that this is an easel card.  It fits perfectly in a regular A2 envelope but when opened and placed behind the 'stopper', stands up!  It also takes a bit more cardstock than a regular card, but it's so stunning - I will make more of these in different designs.
 In this picture, you can see the silver embossed Season's Greetings, and the silver foil I used to make an accent piece.
Here you can see the entire card - especially the top.  When the card sits up, you can see the snowflake topper.

You'll see this card again.  I made it for a very special purpose. 


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