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Christmas Letters – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Welcome to Day 8 of the 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge with the theme of Christmas Letters. My initial thought was postage letters and we have a lovely stamp set in our current Mini Catalogue called the Stamped with Love set which would have been perfect. One problem, I didn’t have it. I did however, have the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder which has sentiments in all types of fonts and that fits perfectly for letters.

I’ve used the reindeer image from the retired Seasonal Chums stamps and dies. This is a gift tag which I cut in half and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The Misty Moonlight panel was embossed with the Christmas Tidings Folder and then I ran my Craft ink pad over the Cardstock to give it a whitewash look.

My card has been inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink challenges #JAI677. I’ve used the Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper for the larger square and a ink blended panel for the smaller one.

The little Christmas tree is from the dies and I added a piece of Gold Foil at the back to be the twinkling lights.

I hope you are enjoying the daily inspiration. Please join me tonight at 7:30 pm AEDT for my weekly FB Live for some more crafting.

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Step-it-Up Sunday #46 Wonderful Romance Valentine’s Card

Hi Stampers,

So glad that you could stop by Stamping Flair today. I’ve had quite a busy week and have also got something new in the works which I will be launching this week. So keep your eyes open for that. Super excited for this new venture.

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, I thought this week’s Step-it-Up Sunday should be a Valentine’s Day card. With a name like Wonderful Romance, I really couldn’t go past this bundle. If you love florals, then this is for you. There are 15 coordinating dies and the leaves cut and emboss the veins at the same time – yeah! The Designer Series Paper includes some really pretty vellum sheets which I have incorporated in my cards. This suite also includes pretty embellishments and a very detailed Lace embossing folder. 

Basic

For my Basic card I attached a strip of vellum Designer Paper to the card. As glue will show through vellum, just remember to add it to sections where another layer will camouflage it. In this case, I added it under my stamped panel. I stamped the floral image in Soft Suede ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock. Then I rounded the edges with the Detailed Trio Punch (my most favourite item from the Annual catalogue). This panel was then attached with Dimensionals. 

The sentiment has been stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and attached with Dimensionals. 

Intermediate

I trimmed 2cm off the top layer of the base card to highlight the leaf border. Isn’t it a pretty effect? If you look closely at this border you will notice the top row of the cutouts resemble hearts. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

I stamped the floral image and die cut it. The border has been die cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Simple, quick and yet a very elegant Basic and Intermediate set of cards. 

Advanced

I stamped the floral image twice and die cut them then attached one image to the card with Dimensionals. 

Whitewash Colouring Directions 

  1. Take the other floral die cut and using your Aqua brush (with very little water) colour in all sections of the image using Whisper White ink refill. (it didn’t matter that my colouring was out of the lines because I was die cutting it anyway). Let it dry completely.
  2. With your Aqua brush and ink refills, colour in the image using Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam and Fresh Fig ink refills. 
  3. Die cut and attach with Dimensionals.

Then I stamped 3 lots of extra leaves in Mossy Meadow on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and arranged them within the 2 layers of flowers. I used a bit of liquid glue to insert it into place. I added  3 more leaves which were die cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock. What I love about these dies is that it embosses the veins of the leaves and makes them look so realistic.

I coloured the sentiment with Fresh Fig and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers, direct onto the stamp and then stamped it. Old technique but a great way to add multiple colours to projects. 

 

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