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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Stamping Flair and this week’s edition of Step-it-Up Sunday. I have been on holidays this past week and it has been an extremely full week. I celebrated my birthday during the week and went out with my family and some friends for dinner. That was a really enjoyable day.

Our kitchen is being renovated and should be completed this week so we have had to spread the kitchen over a few rooms. Dishes are being washed in the bathroom, microwave and cooking done outside – a very interesting time. However, the kitchen is looking good and I’m very pleased with it.

Today’s cards use the Happiness and Cheer stamp set. I think the images are really cute and especially love this image with the carolers.

Basic

Stamp the image in Smoky Slate and attach to the card. Cut strips of Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper of 2cm width and attach and then add washi tape.

Intermediate

For this card, the image has been stamped on a smaller panel of Whisper White cardstock. Add a panel of Garden Green Green cardstock and emboss with the Oh My Stars embossing folder. Attach the baker’s twine with double sided tape on the back of the Garden Green panel and then attach with liquid glue.

Stamp the sentiment on Smoky Slate cardstock and die cut with the label die from Farmhouse Framelits.

Advanced

Add an extra panel of DSP to this card which also ties in with the stars on the embossing folder. Colour the image with your choice of Stampin’ Write markers as much or as little as you would like. I used Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends for the tree and Frost White Shimmer Paint for the garland.

Shimmer Paints are a new product that are in the Holiday catalogue. They are available in 4 colours.

 Give it a good shake prior to using each time. To apply to the garlands on this card I used a blender pen and dipped it in the lid of the Shimmer Paint tub. It just added that bit of silvery touch I wanted for this card.

This stamp set is a great set for those of you who love to colour with markers and blends. I’ll be featuring more projects with these as I think they are really cute images.

Enjoy your week.


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