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November 2018

The Altenew Ampersand for Christmas

Hi there - happy Thursday to you! I hope you're having a great week.

Last time I played with this ampersand I created a 60th Wedding Anniversary Card - well today I've used it for a Christmas card instead.

Merry & Bright main

A beautiful sparkly Christmas Card!

First I created the stamped panel with Concord and 9th's Deck The Halls Turnabout Stamp Set.

I stamped this panel while spending time with Therese for World Cardmaking Day a while back - I was enjoying her Catherine Pooler Inks for the first time.

The colours I used were Fiesta Blue, Skylight, Aquatini and Seafoam.

I smeared a thin layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone all over this stamped piece and allowed it to dry.

I then die-cut the Altenew Ampersand Die out of the stamped/glimmered panel and raised it up with craft foam for the Camouflaged Die-Cutting technique.

Merry & Bright side

The 'Merry' and 'Bright' are from an older Tim Holtz set.

The sparkle in real life is totally gorgeous -

Merry & Bright top
Do you need to make many Christmas cards this year?

I usually try to make about 50 and am on track so far - I think. With a busy few weeks ahead hope I can still add to my growing pile - fingers crossed :0)

Bye for now...

xLinda


Video: 7 Cards with MFT's Christmas Tree Window Die

I have had a tonne of fun playing with the freebie Die from MFT's November release - the sweet Christmas Tree Window.

I have seven cards and a video to share with you showing how I created a number of different looks with this die -

7 Cards angled

This one is my absolute favourite...

Rainbow Trees MFT Die

This one was fun too...

Gold Negative Tree

You can see how all my cards were created on my video below or in HD on YouTube -

 

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I am getting quite a healthy little pile - yaaaay!

See you again soon...

xLinda

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Video: Stencilled/Ink Blended Christmas Cards

Hi there! I hope you're having a great week so far.

I'm popping in to share 4 Christmas Cards with you today.

I have been inspired by all the ink blending I've been seeing around blogland (particularly from Yana Smakula)

and Debby Hughes' recent stencilled tree card inspired me to combine the two.

Purple tree CU

Pink tree CU

I SOOOO enjoyed ink blending again with the original Distress Inks - it's been toooo long since I've played with them and I was reminded

that it's one of my favourite things to do when making cards :0)

If you'd like to see the process (and all four cards) please enjoy the video below or in HD on my YouTube Channel -

 Not long now and It's Friday! I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.

See you again soon...

xLinda

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Some of these products may contain affiliate links. Products bought through these links may result in a small commission to me - at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!