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Fancy Friday - A Blue Christmas

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop. I'm here with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). This month the challenge is “A Blue Christmas”! We were to make a project focused on our Stampin’ Up colors of blue and Christmas icons. You'll love what you see tonight on our fancy blog hop. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from my friend Cathy. I'm sure you loved what she shared!


I decided to pull out the Shine Bright Bundle of stamps and dies, and play with it. I had the idea to die cut some watercolor paper, and then paint with watercolors so that it would darken the stitch lines that the dies make. I really like how it turned out, but in full disclosure this was my 5th attempt! The 1st attempt was with the pigment powders, and although I liked the result it was more green and purple than I wanted for this challenge. I’ll use it to make another card. The other 3 were just flops...the ink didn’t do what I wanted at all!


I cut the star pattern into a piece of watercolor paper from the right and left edges of the card, so the die spills over the edge of the page. Next, I sprayed the paper with water, and then used my aqua painter to drop in Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel and Highland Heather inks. I dried that with my heat gun, and then splattered it with water diluted Frost White Shimmer Paint. This panel was adhered to the front of a Shimmery White card base. I know I “cheated” by adding some purple, but I thought it went so well with the rest of the colors that I just “had” to!


To complete the card, I stamped the star in Balmy Blue on Vellum Cardstock, and cut it out by hand. I stamped the greeting in Blueberry Bushel, and then cut it into a banner shape. The star was adhered down, and then the greeting was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals and some Silver Metallic thread. The final touches were some Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins in the light purple shade.

Well that is all for me today. But you’ll want to move on to Jeanna to see her amazing creation by clicking on the button below.


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