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MFT Camp Create Day 3

Hi Angels!

Ready for a little bit of Christmas for Wild & Wonderful Summer day 47? Today’s Camp Create is all about Spectacular Shakers and a wee bit of Christmas in July. At least that’s what I chose based on today’s MFT Camp Video. Let’s take a look……

Not only is this card cute, it’s relatively easy to create. You’ve seen me use this bear before from the MFT Polar Bear Pals set. He’s really versatile for all types of occasions.

Now I know we have all been told not to use Staz-on on our clear stamps but I had stamp cleaner nearby & cleaned it immediately after stamping this cute guy on clear acetate. I used his die to cut his outline in the card layer then placed the stamped image behind to start to build my shaker portion of my card.

The cute snowflakes background is from MFT Candy Land 6 x 6 paper pad and the sentiment is from the MFT Hand Lettered Holiday set. The sequins I’ve had for ages & never used and was happy they went with the card so well.

I hope I have inspired you to start thinking about holiday cards. It’s less than 6 months away.

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Christmas in July Inspiration

Hi Angels!

Now that the blog has had a bit of a refresh, my goal is 2 posts a week. Some weeks it’s tough but if I can do 2 videos a week, I can do 2 blog posts too. I haven’t figured out what days might be best for consistency but I’m working on it.

So most of this past week I have been working on my FSJ Creative Team Application. In between trying to choose items to represent my artwork, I was busy trying to figure out my creative resume & share a bit about me. My final project was this Christmas card using our new Christmas Sprig ATS with the sentiment from the Sparkle Trim stamp set. I have been practicing staging my photos a bit differently than just using my light box. What do you think?

Isn’t it lovely? It is very hard to pick up the shimmer and sparkle on this monotone style card with a hint of color. My secret to making it interesting is using layers & texture. I chose the beautiful new Rose Gold embossing powder for my focal images.

I used the Mystic Impressions embossing folder for the background sprinkled with Sparkle Silk. The pine boughs are from the new Branch & Cone die set. (Sorry it wasn’t available for the product view below. DI-0470 $16.95) I brushed the tips with our Craft Glue & added Sparkle Cuts for a snow like glittery effect. The flower is stamped twice in clear pigment ink. (Tip: brush your paper with Journey Panpastel Colorless Blender to help prevent stray embossing powder from sticking.) The first one is embossed in regular Rose Gold embossing powder and the 2nd with my custom Rose Gold and Sparkle Dust mix of the embossing powder. Fussy cut the 1st image in full and just the flower itself from the embossed sparkle image. Pop the flower up over the 1st image with Journey Foam Squares. I embossed the sentiment from Sparkle Trim with my custom mix of Rose Gold/Sparkle Dust and fussy cut. I glued the pine boughs flat to the background of the card and popped the flower & sentiment up. Simple elegance.

 

It may be hot outside but by working on your Christmas projects now, you’ll be ready for the holidays in no time with less stress.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas in July Fun Stampers Journey Blog Hop

Welcome back to my blog! We finally got our new house & I have been  busy unpacking & setting up. I managed to squeeze out a spot to create this week until the new studio is finished.

If you arrived here from Susan’s Blog you are right on track, if not, just keep journeying along & you’ll come back full circle.

This months theme is Christmas in July and with all the new goodies from the new Fun Stampers Journey  Journey Holidays Mini Catalog it wasn’t an easy choice on what to create. I really love the holiday birds available, so I picked Noel Chirp AT-0222, with the sentiment from Robin Holiday SS-0378 & the background from Pretty Flakes SS-0377. I went with a classic easy design since unpacking & getting settled in has taken top priority at the moment.

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The card base is Catalina Splash, matted with Pool Play & accented with a Pretty Amethyst oval from the Journey Ovals. I am a huge fan of non-traditional Christmas color combos. For the background I stamped a snowflake in Journey Silver Fusion Ink & brushed the flakes with Journey Brush Silver PanPastel. I stamped the bird in Black Licorice Fusion Ink, colored with Catalina Splash, Pretty Amethyst, Pool Play, Citrus Cooler & Brush Silver PanPastels & fussy cut to pop onto the oval. The sentiment is stamped in Catalina Splash Fusion Ink.

Stay tuned for more projects & class updates as I get closer to opening up the new studio. It’s going to be amazing!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Kim’s Blog & see her wonderful creation!

Have a Fabulously Creative Week!

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