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Glad Tidings of Great Joy!

By Cards

Hi All,

Who’s ready for winter?! Oh man, I am so pumped for winter and all the holiday festivities it brings. In anticipation for the upcoming holiday season I have started to create Christmas cards. I will likely have a new one to share each day leading up to the week before Christmas. If you are interested in any of the cards please leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to hear feedback on which styles, colors, and themes you like!

On to today’s card.

For this card, I wanted to try out some inking techniques and create a snowbank. I achieved this look with some masking and 2 tone color blending of inks. I loved the results of the technique. It looks like it is watercolor with several layers of color, but truly it is a white base with 2 blues.

snowscape_outside

 

And here’s a shot of the inside

snowscape_inside

Supplies:

Card Base: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock

1st Layer: Midnight Muse Cardstock – Stampin’ Up

Inked Layer: Neenah Solar White

Inks: Pool Shadow Ink – Hero Arts & Midnight Muse – Stampin’ Up

Stamps: Summer Camp – TPC Studio

Sentiment: Gnome for the Holidays – Simon Says Stamp

Ink Blending: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Stamp Markers: American Crafts

Pen: Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen

Embossing: VersaMark Watermark Ink with Inkadinkado Linen White Embossing Powder

Handmade Flowers For Handmade Wreaths

By Room Decor

Hey all,

As promised I’m here today with an entirely new project. It’s something a little outside the norm but entirely handmade. As many of you may know, yarn wreaths are totally ‘in’ right now. You can surf through Pinterest and find hundreds of different styles and techniques to making a nice big wreath for your front door or home decor. But there are absolutely no posts (or should i say ‘pins’) on making them miniature. I wanted to make some small ones that could be used to decorate smaller knick-knacks around the house.

I made a quick trip to our local craft store for some yarn and felt…and got to work. Here’s the finished project!

small_wreath_01

 

I experimented with some stiff felt to create the flowers you see here. Also, I love to distress things and inked up some of the flowers for a more vintage look (yes they were all originally white)!

Here’s another look at those flowers.

small_wreath

 

And guess what? I just may have a few extras too.

I’ve got more projects lined up to share with you tomorrow. See you then! =)