Giveaway Winners Announced

Did you catch the announcement of the 2 winners for the Holiday Magic Collection box?  It was posted on Catherine's blog on Satuday.  If you missed it, no worries, I did too.  Clicky to see if you were one of the names drawn!

Last week the challenge at StampNation was to create a Christmas card.  Pretty easy, since I have Christmas cards  on my creative mind lately.  I decided to CASE a card of Catherine's from a year or 2 ago and make a snowy branch using the tree from one of the stamp sets in the Holiday Magic Collection.

One of the details I love about this card is the Little Bits layered with glittery paper.  It adds dimension to the card without adding bulk.  Perfect for Christmas cards that need to be mailed.  Would you like a sneak peek of the card going up for the challenge tomorrow?  It's a twist on the challenge theme using the Flourishes & dots from one of the stamp sets in the SOA Holiday Magic Collection along with one of the dies.  This time I pulled out supplies from my stamp room to add the finishing details like faux stitching and confetti dots.

My hope is that I will have time this week to film a quick video showing you a SUPER EASY way to custom color your glitter cardstock.   It's what I did to get the pink sentiment you see in the peek.

Yesterday I spent some time in my craft room making a couple more Christmas cards.  When I first saw the Bright Baubles stamp set I thought the big tree would make a great Charley Brown Tree.  It's photopolymer, so it is easy to bend it on the stamp block before stamping.   I used Zig Clean Color markers and a spritzer bottle to create my snowbank.  The finishing touch was adding glossy accents and stickles to make my card shine.  

Stamps: Bright Baubles (Neat & Tangled for SOA) Snowy Sayings (CASual Fridays for SOA)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up) Soft Blossom, Soft Purple, Raspberry Jam, Tide Pool (Hero Arts) 42 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker)
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzill) Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Blueprints 20 Dies (My Favorite Things) Yellow Stickles


Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute Charlie Brown tree. I LOVE how your snowbank came out! Awesome!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love this! I tried bending that tree, you are talented I could not get it to bend... Love the snow too!