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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for snowflakes and Christmas.  On Thursday something rare happened…it snowed in San Antonio.  We got about 2 inches of snow and for about a day we had a glimpse of a white Christmas.  It was lovely. The snowfall inspired me to create Christmas card based on the color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Twist.

I used these the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to die cut the snowflakes from Silver Glimmer paper then sponged them with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Twist.  The background layer I embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing folder.  I embellished with basic rhinestones, gold satin ribbon and gold sequin trip.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set which I stamped with Black and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for sparkle.

See more inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments from their design team.

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‘Tis the Season Snowflake Card

Card Size:  4.00″ H x 4.00″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Pines

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer paper

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Twist, Momento Black

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, retired Gold Sequin ribbon, retired 5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Sponges, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder

 

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Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

I created this easel card with the fabulous Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents die.  The card base was die cut with the Floral Framelits.  The technique I used to color the leaves I learned at convention.  The large leaf was stamped in More Mustard.  I then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze and distressed the leaf by folding it in my hand.  I opened up the leaf then took my Raspberry Ripple ink pad and stamped the leaf with the ink pad.  The folds picked up the ink fabulously!  I used the same technique for the smaller leaf.

I embossed the Very Vanilla background layer for the card with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For the Very Vanilla bottom layer I stamped the image with the Daydream Medallions then die cut it with the Floral Framelits.  I used the rock’n roll technique for the sentiment.  I always forget about this technique and need to use it more.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your fall inspiration.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Wonderfall, Mixed Medley (hostess set), Daydream Medallions

Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Texturz plates,
Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Floral Framelits, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

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