Tuesday, November 16, 2021

A Blessings Of Home Merry Christmas

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The Blessings of Home Stamp Set and matching dies are coming in the 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue.  I received it early as part of the #onstageathome event this past weekend.  I love a bouquet of fresh flowers at anytime of the year, especially with some Christmas greenery tucked in, so I stamped the beautiful bouquet from Blessing Of Home and coloured it with reds and greens then added a bit of glimmer to add to the Christmas feel.    The Merry Christmas is from Evergreen Elegance stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.

My card was inspired by Australian demonstrator Maheswari Rajaguru.  Here blog is called 'My Stamp Garden'.  I love how Maheswari layers her cards, the card in particular that inspired todays card has a distressed middle layer.  Please see her card in the International Highlights Gallery we both enter each month.  The voting is now closed for November but check back here December 6, at 4 pm for the December Highlights Gallery!   Here's the link to see Maheswari's card #8  

My card uses the new Blessings of Home stamp set & the Merry Christmas greeting from the Evergreen Elegance stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Crumb cake card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half portrait orientation)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Crumb Cake cardstock (CS) layer    Item #120953

3 3/4 x 5 Crumb Cake CS layer

4 x 3 Shimmery White CS    Item #101910

1 x 4 scrap of Shimmery White CS for sentiment layer

Scraps of Old Olive CS for greenery Item    #100702

Timber 3D Embossing Folder    Item#156406

Blessings Of Home stamp set   *coming January 2022

Evergreen Elegance stamp set    Item #153313

Memento Black Ink    Item #132708

Real Red Ink    Item #147084

Blender Pens   Item #102845

Stampin' Blends Markers: Soft Succulent, #155521  Evening Evergreen, #15517  Old Olive, #154892    

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush    Item #141897

Linen Thread    Item #104199

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Assembly & Trix:

***Confession, initially I used blender pens to pick up ink and vary the intensity of colour on the flowers, as I worked I wasn't sure I liked my colouring, so I moved to blends for the leaves  -  ***Happy Mistake, I knew I wanted to try the technique we learned at #onstageathome, using Wink of Stella to pick up ink colours right from the ink pad, so that's what I did with the smaller flowers, the result is sparkly flowers, so I continued to add Real Red ink and Wink of Stella to the large flower. 

*  Distress the first layer of Crumb Cake CS with an old pair of scissors along the edges to rough them up, wrinkle them a bit with your fingers to break up the paper fibres.  Then adhere to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (glue).

*  Emboss the smaller Crumb Cake layer with the Timber Embossing folder and adhere to the card layer with glue. 

*  Stamp the flower bouquet with Memento Black ink on the Shimmery White CS and colour using the Real Red ink pad and Wink of Stella for the flowers.  ***Trix, to vary the depth of color on the flower petals, colour first by picking up colour from the Real Red ink pad lid with a blender pen.  Then follow with Wink Of Stella and Real Red ink, take care to pick up a very little bit of colour at a time, and wipe off the lid after using. 

*  Colour the leaves with a combination of blends as listed above. 

*  Die cut the coloured image, and extra greenery using the scraps of Old Olive CS.

*  Adhere the greenery to the back of the bouquet image using glue.

*  Adhere to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals).

*  Stamp the greeting using Evening Evergreen Ink and fussy cut out. 

*  Adhere the Linen Thread to the back of the greeting with a Glue Dot.

*  Adhere the greeting to the card.  ***Trix, stack two mini dimensionals on top of each other and adhere to the card, allow the 'M' and the 'C' to simple lay on the bouquet. 

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