Friday, October 30, 2015

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

When I first flipped through the Holiday catalog and saw the background stamp in the "To You & Yours Too" stamp set and the "Sleigh Ride Edgelits" a few pages later I immediately had the idea for this card. Originally I wanted to do a blue color palette but then I decided to step out of my comfort zone. The browns are usually not my first go-to colors but I love how it works together with the gold on the card. I am thrilled with the results. Sometimes you just need to challenge yourself.



To add a little extra interest I sprinkled the sky with some water drops and also spritzed it. Then I stamped the stars with Versamark and heat embossed with gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. To top it off I diluted some liquid glue with water and sprinkled that mixture on the card so the gold Stampin' Glitter I applied could adhere to that. The result is a wonderfully sparkling sky.


It's not your traditional Christmas colors but I think that's just one more thing that makes that card stand out .

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Standing Strong!

Splitcoaststampers has partnered with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Every day in October SCS is hosting an new challenge. The most important part of these challenges is actually mailing the cards to MD Anderson - to shower the patients and their families with some paper love.



I made this card for HYCCT 2015 challenge 1503: 
 "I Am a Warrior!
Whether you are the patient, caregiver or supporter of a patient, your warrior strength is called upon during this challenging journey. For this challenge, create something that shows strength or inspiration [...]." The big old oak is standing strong despite all the turbulence around it.

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