(2020 c110) Pink Fresh Christmas

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The background was created by using  Pinata Alcohol Ink  applied to Brea Reese Waterproof Sheets . The cover die Pink Fresh Ornate Poinsettias Die was cut from DCWV Shimmers Stack . The Sentiment die is Hero Arts D1536 Christmas Cut-Out Fancy Die (B).  It was cut from  DCWV Brights Glitter cardstock.

Challenges Entered:

Pink Fresh Studio: December 2020 Challenge – All Things Holiday

Word Art Wednesday: Chal. #470 – 472 Anything Goes

Sugar Pea DesignsDecember – Meant To Be Sent – Happy Holidays

(2020 c109) Winter Trees

Two more versions of stamped and see through laminated card faces. For this first one I created the entire card with the following procedure: I love Jennifer McGuire’s Laminating Stamping Technique. You should click and go watch her video!!!! I stamped on the dull – inside of the laminating sheet with Hero Arts Pigment Unicorn White Ink  using Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees Bold Stamp CG787 . I Placed the second sheet of the pouch on top (remember dull sides together – shiny sides out) and then ran it through the hot laminator. The sentiment from Unity Stamps Magic of Christmas (November Sentiment Kit 2014) was stamped with  Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder . This Unity set is on a huge sale right now… only $19.99 regular $44.00. I adhered it to the clear back of the card and added white cardstock on the very back to give a place to write. The next card below used a white cardstock for the back.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Let It Snow

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Ice Cold

A Blog Named HERO: Case your Favorite card of the year (I am casing my own cards from (2020 c093) See Through Christmas but the first one today is not only see through on front, but the back panel also)

Sugar Pea Designs: December – Meant To Be Sent – Happy Holidays

(2020 c108) Shaker Birthday

The blue glitter paper overlay for the shaker window was cut with Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Background Die. On top of that I placed the rose diecut from a friend. I don’t know the company. Inside in 4 corners I glued large pink jewels to help keep the big plastic window from sagging ( and I also put foam under the central area). I love using this combination of long and round silver glass beads inside the shaker. As you can see below On the inside I glued the sentiment Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 .

Challenges Entered:

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project = Shake It Up

Die Cut DivasAnything Goes

(2020 c107) Home For The Holidays Tag

 I stamped the Sentiment house and trees with HERO ARTS CM282 Home For The Holidays. I drew the snow hill with Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Embossing Pen and then heat embossed with White Ranger Embossing Powder . The top edge was a partial die cut using an outdated set from Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 27. The sparkly blue paper is from Michaels Shimmer Paper by Recollections.

Challenges Entered:

A Blog Named Hero: Glitter & Sparkle

Mod Squad Challenge: White & Bright

(2020 c106) Alcohol Ink Christmas Trees

Before dry embossing all the cards, the Metalic Poster Board was cut out first with Sizzix thinlits die set called Holiday Words: Script. This first card made with Tim Holtz Sizzix Crackle 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664171 was run through with the shiny side facing up towards the printed side of the embossing folder which gave the pointy surface. As you can see in all the other cards below the Metalic Poster Board from Hobby Lobby (Super CHEAP) was run through facing the opposite way and it resulted in the smooth pillow top texture. The backgrounds were made with a mixture of Ranger Alcohol Inks and  Pinata Alcohol Ink  applied to Brea Reese Waterproof Sheets . Sequins were glued to the tree with Glossy Accents by Ranger .

Challenges Entered:

My Favorite Things: MFT Color Chal #154

Simon Says Stamp Blog(Wed.) Fun With Dies

Simon Says Stamp Blog: (Mon.) Favorite Technique (Alcohol Inks for tree backgrounds)

Die Cut DivasAnything Goes

Sugar Pea Designs: December – Meant To Be Sent – Happy Holidays

(2020 c105) Wise Men Still Seek Him

For my 6 grandkids Christmas 2020 is the year of WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM.

The sentiment was cut with Echo Park Paper Co. EPPDIE862 Wise Men Still Seek Him Die Set.  I stamped the Wise Men and Manger from an old stampset called Inkadinkado 99506 O Holly Night on Vellum with  Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Black Ranger Embossing Powder , for the other cards I used Silver and Gold EP.

The backgrounds were made with Brea Reese Waterproof Sheets and different combinations of Denim, Amethist, Sailboat Blue, Gold Alloy, & Silver Mixative Ranger Alcohol Inks and 91% alcohol and Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution.

Challenges Entered:

Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday: Chal #468-469 – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Blog: (Wed.) Fun With Dies

(2020 c104) Gate Fold Ornament

I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Surprise Gatefold Cards video. I created this Gate Fold card using: for the gate doors by dry embossing with Crafters Companion EF6-CHEL Christmas Elegance embossing folder which is hard to find, the ornaments were cut with the discontinued Spellbinders 2012 Heirloom Ornaments dies. The snowflakes are from Arctic Snowflake Punch by Martha Stewart and from another which is now hard to find called Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant,

In the photo above the second ornament is stamped with an old stamp that I no longer know who the maker was, sorry. I sponged the inside of the die with Distress Inks by Ranger. In the completely open card below you can see that it will stand on its own and I can write my message on the back side. The sentiment was cut with Merry Christmas PNM057 from Pink & Main – it is no longer available & I hope they bring it back, but they have another called Bold Christmas Die from Pink & Main.

Challenges Entered:

In My Creative Opinion: 25 Days of Christmas Tags (my card drew inspiration from Day 11 when Dylan Nicar, Joyce Mehrberg, Kim Heggins, Lindsey Larsen, Carol & Lindsey M-P all used a very old fashioned ornament shape called Ornament Basics. Mine is a different very old fashioned shape.)

Simon Says Stamp Blog: (Wed.) Fun With Dies

Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes

Cut It Up Challenge: Chal. 214 – Christmas

Word Art Wednesday: Chal #468-469 – Anything Goes

(2020 c103) JOY Tags Card

Backgound and poinsettia on small tag were stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder using CM280 Color Layering Poinsettia by HERO ARTS by using the Misti Stamping Tool . On the small tag I sponged  Hero Arts Pigment Unicorn White Ink  through Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Dot Fade. The large tag was an old bank tag and I painted it with Gesso colored with Aquamarine Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)  Then I applied applied  953n Moonstone Nuvo Glitter Paste through   Hero Arts SA051 Floral Fillagree Stencil Pair  (this seems to be discontinued, but the link shows others available) The inside sentiment below.

Challenges Entered:

The Cat’s Pajamas: Chal. #374 – Tags

A Blog Named HERO: Glitter & Sparkle

Word Art WednesdayChal.#466-467 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Anything Goes

In My Creative Opinion: 25 Days of Christmas Tags (my card drew inspiration from Day 14 Sue Symens’ JOY Tag and from Day 15 Becky Roberts’ Fishtail Vellum & Bobbi Lemanski’s Poinsettia & on Day 2 Zoey Scarpelli’s gold embossed poinsettia)

(2020 c102) Thanks Shaker

Once again I had fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Die Cut Letterpress Technique video to create the background behind the shaker window and also the 2 gold frames on the outside. The shaker window was created with my laminator following  Jennifer McGuire’s Embellished Windows Technique . The sentiment was cut from  DCWV Foiled 6X6 Stack  using Little B – Handwritten Expressions Die Set. The sentiments on the inside are from Taylored Expressions We Give Thanks (This one is retired, but the link will take you to other Thanksgiving stamps)

Challenges Entered:

Kat ScrappinessGive Thanks/fall/ Thanksgiving

Die-Cut-DivasThanks or Thanksgiving

Sugar Pea DesignsNovember Meant To Be Sent – Happy Hollidays

Simon Says Stamp(Mon.) Happy Holidays (Mine is Thanksgiving)

Word Art WednesdayChal.#466-467 Anything Goes

Hero Arts BlogStay Crafty #17 – Thank You

Mod Squad ChallengeThanksgiving Related (Thankful for Friends especially THIS THANKSGIVING)

Dies R Us Challenge BlogChal. #157 Happy Fall (They carry Little B)

(2020 c101) Oh Holy Night

Critters from Lawn Fawn:  Upon A Star  were colored with Copics. The Birch Trees were cut with Mama Elephant Winter Forest Cover Creative Cuts Die. The snow & Stars was stamped with Hero Arts Pigment Unicorn White Ink  using Lawn Fawn Let It Snow, and the inside sentiment was from the same set. See The star was detached from a background diecut from Hobby Lobby from Momenta Stary Card Mat Die.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnfawnatics Challange Blog: Chal.#89 Happy Holiday Critters

Word Art WednesdayChal.#466-467 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Christmas

Power Poppy: Winter Time

Sugar Pea DesignsNovember Meant To Be Sent – Happy Hollidays