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I have TWO cards for you today. This first card features the brand new stamp set Holiday Signs which also comes with coordinating dies. The background was created using a new stencil called Snowflakes,
To make the card a panel of white cardstock was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I then sprayed the panel with Nuvo Mica Mist in Midnight Horizon to give it a pearlescent glimmer which is lovely when the card is handled. Once fully dry I used the stencil and white embossing paste and thickly applied it for nice, dimensional fluffy flakes. The stencil was removed, the panel was set aside to fully dry whilst I got on with something else.
From white and silver cardstock and using the Stitched Borders 4 die I cut once from each making the silver portion slightly 'taller' so that it would provide a glittery edge to the snow. Each was adhered to the card base. I also die cut a frame from red cardstock using the Storybook 6 die. I trimmed it down so that it was a simple but bold frame. Backed it with foam tape and applied it to the main panel.
On Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped my images from Holiday Signs using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil. I watercolour painted these images using Tombow ABTs in 451, 942, 969 and Kuretake Zigs in Natural Gray, Deep Red, Light Pink, Warm Gray 2, Bright Yellow and Flesh Colour.
Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then they were die cut, backed with a double layer of foam tape and applied inside the frame.
The final touch was to grab my Stickles glitter in 'Crystal' and I glittered up some areas on the two characters and I even made dripping icicles along the tops of their signs which you can make out in the image below.
My SECOND card for this release is a Happy New Year card that features the new Fireworks stencil for the background together with the new Happy New Year stamp set that also comes with coordinating dies. Finally, the card uses the new Happy New Year Script die.
To make this card I used the Fireworks stencil to ink blend the colourful fireworks using Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers. The stencil was removed and the panel attached to a 110lb white cardstock base.
The elements I chose to work with from the Happy New Year stamp set were stamped with Versamark Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth and heat embossed in silver. They were watercolour painted with colours to go with the background, Tombow ABTs in 991, 723, 452. Kuretake Zigs in Haze Blue, Beige and Light Gray.
These elements (including the embossed words) were backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.
The Happy New Year Script was die cut 4 times from white cardstock and once more from holographic cardstock. Each was adhered to the next in a stack to that it would really pop off the card and then it was adhered in its entirety to the centre of the card panel.
To finish the card off I found a selection of sequins and shaker fillers to finish the celebratory scene.
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