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December 2017

All I Want For Christmas Card

howdy! welcome back! i am so happy to share another card i created for the Tim Holtz Holiday 2017 Inspiration Series.  i have really loved all of the amazing projects...be sure to head over to Tim's instagram and blog to get your inspirational fix!

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the carved stamp sets released by Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous this year are all so fun and super easy to put together for quick cards. here i used the Carved Christmas 1 and Mini Carved Christmas stamp sets.

i stamped the background using distress inks in festive berries and evergreen bough.  i used my stamp platform to stamp the images several times to get a deep color...it works so so well!

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the black stars are done with black soot ink, an ink blending tool sponge (a round one, kinda folded like a taco) inked through a taped off Starry stencil...meaning, i taped off an area where i could just ink one star and moved my stencil around.  i inked it really well to get a deep color.

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i used a detail water brush to color the saying in the stocking after stamping with black archival ink...sometimes i color all the words and other times, i leave one word white to pop...here i did Christmas a different color to stand out.

i have a mad obsession with the Alpha Parts Frozen snowflakes with clear rock candy glitter...so i added them along with a die cut snowflake behind my popped up focal image. 

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then just a simple crinkle ribbon bow and then layer it all together...simple, sweet, and a holiday favorite of mine.

 

thank you for joining the fun!

chelle