Merry Christmas and A Peaceful Holiday

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Merry Christmas to all my lovely family, readers and followers,  wherever you are in the world I wish you a peaceful holiday season.

Since it is Christmas I have given myself a little treat with this card – lots of gold and 3, yes 3 different stamp sets to create it! The leaves come from the  Tidings All Around  stamp set, the dotty circles from Artisan Textures and the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set!

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Magnolia Blooms 4 Panel Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I wanted to try a fancy fold called the 4 panel card – I checked out ideas on the internet and came across some lovely samples but they were all started with a 12 x 12 piece of card.  I have some colors in this size card stock but I have a much better choice of colors in the regular letter size of 11 x 8 1/2.  So I had a footle around with some copy paper and came up with a design using this size card.

I chose to use a couple of stamp sets on this card – Magnolia Blooms and Artisan Textures.  As you will see in the video I also a took some ‘greeting’ stamps the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set.

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Narrow Notecards with Tropical Escape DSP

A few days ago I shared a gift card holder featuring the Tropical Escape DSP, to make them I had to trim down the 6 x 6 sheets and was left with some strips that were just begging to be used!  I was also ready to make my ‘thank yous’ for my lovely customers who had shopped for their Stampin’ Up supplies with me during March ~ so paired up my little strips with the super cute Narrow Notecards & Envelopes

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Fool’s Gold Technique – Video Tutorial

I have a monthly technique class and am always looking for new ways of using paper, stamps and ink.  The Marbled Background Stamp has been in my stash for a few months and I wanted to use it for ‘something’ but not sure what – so I played for a while starting with stamping Memento Black ink and a quarter sheet of Whisper White card.

It was OK but was not floating my boat so I pulled out the Artisan Textures Stamp Set and randomly stamped over the surface with Versamark and sprinkled with Copper Embossing Powder then setting it with the Heat Gun……………. and there it was …………… a pretty cool effect that I have dubbed ‘Fool’s Gold’ as it reminds me of the rock of the same name – a throwback to my university degree where I majored in the Earth Sciences.

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