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Cards in Envy Challenge: Santa is Coming to Town

It’s Monday and time for another Cards in Envy Challenge!  Woohoo, I’m really excited about this challenge because “Santa is Coming to Town”!  YEAH!  With Thanksgiving over and our bellies full, it’s time to breakout our Santa Claus stamps.  You can use any image that has to do with Santa as long as it’s fits into a A2 standard card.

For my inspiration I’ve chosen to use a stamp by Stampendous called “Jolly Santa”.  I colored him with my Kuretake Watercolors, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE as well as some distress inks.  The twinkle sentiment is from “Holiday Words” by Tim Holtz/Alterations, which has 17 wonderful messages in one die set.  I placed the sentiment on vellum and finished it with a bit of Wink of Stella.  I finished the card by splashing water over the background for texture.   Hope you like him!


Simon Says Stamp September Kit, Card #4

Back to School

This months kit is way outside my style, but just goes to show you that it’s still fun!  I used the Retro Sketch challenge as a design start and added a piece of vellum because I didn’t want to cover up the “school or book” theme.  I’m not thrilled with the embossing powder, which is in Verdigris.  The flag is a My Favorite Things die, and the “note paper” die is an old Stampin’ Up punch.

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Retro Sketch: 129

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: ATG

The Paper Shelter: Back to School

Shopping your Stash: ABC (Art, Books, counting numbers)

Colors of Summer – Lawn Fawn

Stars of Summer

Challenge 85

This card made with a wash of distress stains in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers.  I sprayed the Bristol Smooth Card Stock first, then added stains.  That way I then used stars from “Lucky Stars” and Happy 4th” Lawn Fawn stamps using Versamark black ink.  Sentiment also from “Lucky Stars” embossed with Versamark and clear powder on Bazzill Vellum.  The stars are Recollection from Michael’s.

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Lawn Fawn: 85

Simon Says Stamp: Let’s Be Clear


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