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Little Christmas – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Merry Christmas! As we remember the birth of Jesus, may you enjoy the blessings of the season.

I’ve finally arrived at Day 30 of the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge . Our theme today is Little Christmas and I’ve gone with smaller images and elements to create my card.

The small die cut squares were stamped with the stocking image from the Sending Cheer stamp set which had the small star images. This was repeated in a simple design.

The colours for my card have been inspired by the theme at Global Design Project #gdp426.

For the background I added Textured Paste through the Foursquare Mask for a delicate pattern. Small layered holly leaves in black and Pool Party add a finishing touch to this sweet and simple card.

I hope you have a very enjoyable day.

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Birthday Wishes Blue Bird – Nested Friends

What a beautiful colour palette I get to create with today, inspired by the colours at the Global Design Project Challenge #gdp405. I’ve featured the Nested Friends stamps and dies on this card. These products are part of our Online Exclusive products and are exclusively available in our Online Store.

I used the Simply Scored Tool and scored the Basic White Cardstock at 1cm intervals to create the background.

The bird was coloured in with Boho Blue and Wild Wheat Stampin’ Blends. Usually I would have added some lighter colours in there to blend it but as this was a colour challenge I had to find another way. So, I used a Blender Pen to add some Boho Blue ink refill to soften and blend the colour and achieved the look I was going for.

Although a Blender Pen is generally used on watercolour paper, used in small amounts, ensuring there is sufficient drying time, it works fine on Basic White Cardstock.

Frames die cut from Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper bring all the colours together, while a layer cut out from the same paper pack provides a textured Boho Blue matte layer. The Brushed Metallic Dots tone in with the Pebbled Path elements of my card and it’s one of my favourite embellishments.

I hope you have loved this card and find inspiration in what I’ve shared. If you would like more inspiration, make sure you sign up for my newsletter where I share an exclusive tutorial each week along with lots of other project inspiration and tips.

Have a wonderful week.

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