Posts tagged ‘Merry Little Christmas’

May 2, 2015

Tags til Christmas with Merry Little Christmas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. Patricia is our new hostess for the month of May at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and this week is sketch week…

This DL sized card is in smoky slate and pool party …

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The small punched stars look quite dimensional, but fold flat for posting.

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I used my handy-dandy stamp-a-majig for perfect placement of the sentiment (I’d be lost without that thing!)

I’m linking my card to the Retro Rubber Challenge #13 – anything goes – remember your old stamps. Quite appropriate really as the stamps I’ve used have been in my stamp library for a while, in fact the star is from one of the first sets I bought from Stampin’ Up! way back when, but I love it and would hate to part with it.

I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

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stamps: tags til Christmas, merry little Christmas, in the stars;

inks: basic grey, pool party;

cardstock: whisper white smoky slate, pool party;

punches and dies: 2 1/2” circle, ornament, small star;

accessories:  white glimmer paper, mini brads, whisper white baker’s twine, stampin’ dimensionals, stampamajig;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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February 28, 2015

How to use marker pens 3 ways …

Hi and welcome to my blog. There is an interesting challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, to use markers. I used my Stampin’ Up marker pens in 3 different ways …

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First, I made a water-colour background by scribbling marker pens in 3 different colours randomly over a large clear block. I then spritzed liberally with water and pressed a piece of whisper white cardstock onto the block to pick up the ink. The moisture made the cardstock bubble up slightly, giving a really interesting texture which I loved. Once the piece was dry, I stamped snowflakes randomly over the background.

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Next, I used a spritz tool with marker pens, and added lots of pretty speckles across the card.

Thirdly, I used my markers to colour the sentiment in 3 different colours …

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So, I hope you like my card for this week’s challenge. The rest of the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do drop by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to see what they’ve been up to.

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: endless wishes, merry little Christmas, 

inks: stampin’ write markers in soft sky, wisteria wonder, pacific point;

cardstock: whisper white;

punches: tag topper;

accessories: spritz tool, stampin’ dimensionals, glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, silver embossing powder, versamark, silver cord from my stash;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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