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I am so glad you could join me today for our new release for July. - Although many of you are experiencing super hot temperatures - I want to transport you to that wonderful winter season when children (young and old) pull out their skates and enjoy the bite of snowflakes on their nose! You got it! It's Christmas in July with our new Heartfelt Creations Collection - Celebrate the Season!
Heartfelt Creations Products
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
Celebrate the Season Die
Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
Sparkling Poinsettia Die
Express-O Yourself Prills
White Gala Glitz
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
3 D Crystal Lacquer
120 lb. white card stock
80 lb. violet card stock
double sided tape
Create a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/5 inch card base and cut a violet card stock base layer at 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Reserve the remainder of the card stock. Select the beautiful designer mat from Celebrate the Season Paper Collection. I used the one with the little poinsettia in the bottom right hand corner. The layers were applied with double sided tape.
And now for the focal images! I wanted to create some dimensional images that would be able to go through the mail. Here is how I did it. Stamp the mittens, skates and poinsettia on Copic compatible paper. I used X-Press It Blending Card. The colors I used for the images are - V09, V06, V04, V01, C1, C3 and C5.
I wanted to add texture to the mittens. 70% alcohol was applied to some textured cloth. The cloth was placed on top of the colored mittens with my palm over it for 3 -4 seconds. When the image dried, the texture from the cloth popped up on your colored image. Have fun trying this technique with a variety of clothes with various textures on your other projects.
Die cut the colored images. Now, use the reserved dark violet card stock that was used on the base layer to die cut two skates and two mittens. Layer the skate die cuts with foam dots in-between each layer. This will allow the skates to pop up from the rest of the card. I love dimension and this will definitely give dimension!
The poinsettia was shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Express-O Yourself Prills were added to the center of the poinsettia.
For a little added pop - 3-D Crystal Lacquer was applied to the skate blades and topped off with White Gala Glitz. The Gala Glitz is chunky and really gives the appearance of snow and ice crystals on the blades. I love this and have been going crazy using it on all my cards.
Adhere the skates, mittens and poinsettia with foam dots and Designer dries Clear Adhesive and enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visit! Don't forget to check out the creations from my fabulous team mates!