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Holiday Cards – Cute and Whimsical Cards

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Hi all,

Today’s card theme for Holiday Style is to create a card that is cute or whimsical. Here’s the card I came up with to contribute to the class.


The piece is watercolored using distress inks. I loved the look so much that I decided to make this a mass produced card!

Distress Ink & Paper Piecing Bridal Card

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Hi all,

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.

Here’s the how-to on the card:

Here’s a look at the finished card.



Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm & Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition Collection

Die-Cuts: Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition collection

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo

Watercolor Paper: Ranger Watercolor

Stamps: American Crafts Ginger

Stamp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Celebrate with Style

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Hi all,

Hope you all are enjoying the new site and liking the projects that I have been posting up. I know I’m having a blast trying out new techniques and playing with some of the awesome products I have in my stash or that were given to me as gifts. For today’s card I wanted to explore the world of watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a water-spritzing method to create “blobs” of ink that could blend together to create a background. I absolutely love the way the background turned out. I then used a Basic Grey chipboard embellishment and hand stamped a flourish to look like a stem.

Here is the finished product =)

Celebrate With Style


Card Base: Neenah Solar White

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor and Authentique

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Broken China

Flower Embellishment: Basic Grey

Sentiment: Hero Arts – Happiness Messages


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