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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lovely as a Tree

You will need:

Lovely as a tree stamp set(#115026)

Not Quite navy
Night of navy
Soft Sky(old in color)
Basic Black

Not Quite Navy
Whisper White
Basic Black

blender pens(#102845)
sponges(#101610) or sponge daubers(#102892)
Snail adhesive

You will need post-it notes or some sort of paper to block off the bottom 'snow' from the horizon. Post-its work good because you can stick them on and easily take them off. Rip across the top of the post-it so there is an uneven edge and stick it down about 2/5 of the way up the white paper.

Ink your brayer with the lightest color first, here being soft sky. Roll in from the edge towards the middle going back and forth at a diagonal from the top right and then again from the bottom left above the post-it. This will take some practice to get it looking even, you might want to practice with the brayer a bit first.

Don't go all the way to the center with the color so there is still some white showing in the middle. Then repeat this with the not quite navy and then the night of navy, each time not going as far in so it has a faded look.

Take off your post-it and stamp tree image in black ink below snow line.
With a blender pen and the soft sky ink draw in the shadows for the trees going in the same angle as the light.

Sponge some navy around the edges to give it a more faded look all the way around.

It takes some practice but the end result is worth it! Hope this was helpful!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Medallion Christmas Wreath

This is a card that I cased off of Marti Jurnak, thanks for the great idea! I changed a few things from hers and here it is!

To make this card you will need:

Real Red
Whisper White

Real Red
Handsome Hunter

Sincere Salutations

1/4" circle punch or Crop-A-Dile(#108362)
Scallop Edge Punch(#112091)
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
mini or pop up glue dots

Card Construction:
Whisper White paper measures 5.5"x11" to make card a 5.5" square.
Fold card in half and stamp medallion in center with handsome Hunter.
With circle cutter or craft knife cut out center of wreath.
Stamp sentiment on the inside page in the center of the wreath.
Punch red small circles and glue on(also looks great with rhinestone brads).
Tie bow in ribbon and adhere with glue dots.
Punch real red paper with scallop edge punch and tape onto top.

That's all! So easy!

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Snowman Globe Directions

To make this card you will need:

Soft Suede
Brocade Blue
Whisper White

Basic Black
Craft White
Markers to color

Snow Buddies(holiday mini hostess #116505)
Warm Words(#115108)
Serene Snowflakes(holiday mini #115438)

Large Oval Punch(#107305)
Scallop Oval Punch(#114889)
Stampin' Dimensionals(#104430)
Soft Suede 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon(#115612)
Paper Snips(#103579)
Bigz Clear Circle Die for the big shot(#114533) or something to cut circle approx. 4" diameter.

Card Construction:
Fold piece of Brocade Blue paper in half that is big enough for the main circle. Approximate folded size should be good to cut a 4" circle. Cut you circle leaving the top fold of the card attached to hing open.
Cut a second circle, only one thickness out of soft suede and cut that circle in half. This will make the stand for the globe.

Put the soft suede stand on the card, make sure they line up so the card will stand.
Cut a third circle out of whisper white to tear to make snow.
Stamp your Snow Buddies how you want them in black ink on white paper and cut them out. Color as desired.
Stamp serene snowflakes with craft white on blue globe. I also have wind image from snowmen set stamped with Versamark.
Stamp 'Be Merry' with on white and punch out with the large oval. Punch out a brocade blue scallop oval. Tape them on the base of globe.
Rip snow and put on bottom of globe. tie ribbon around base of globe and stand. You might have to trim the bottom of the snow so it doesn't stick out below the ribbon.
Color in snow buddies and stick on with dimensionals. Draw in water with marker if you have a skating snowman.
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