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Hey crafty people!
I hope you’re having a great weekend. Bonus? It’s Friday! I’ve got a busy weekend of catching up on Design Team projects ahead, but that’s not going to stamp out my happy Friday vibes today!
I got some awesome gifts from my mother-in-law for my birthday last Friday and they just arrived on Wednesday. I was so excited to play around with them! Here’s a look at what she got me. What an awesome gift!
I started off making my background. I used the Garden Flourish background stamp from My Favorite Things, some Versamark Watermark Ink, and some white embossing powder from Ranger on my cardstock. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder (it’s so magical to watch!).
Next, I snagged some Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I ‘smooshed’ them onto my craft matcraft mat and then spritzed them with water to make the ink bead up. Then I just plopped my cardstock right into the inky mess. I lifted it and repeated the ‘plopping’ (hehehe) a couple of times to get the whole background covered in color. Then I used my heat tool to dry up some of the excess water. I also used a paper towel to blot some of the water as well.
I grabbed some of my favorite dies – the fancy scalloped circles from Lawn Fawn – and cut a circle out of my background. I cut an extra white scalloped circle as well to fill the hole. I used some black cardstock to cut the ‘Little Town Border’ and then cut that same black piece with the scalloped circle die so that everything matched up perfectly. I cut one extra white scalloped circle and then used the ‘Stitched Hillside Borders‘ die to give it a finished look and glued all of that together on my card base.
I colored up my images using Copic markers and then used a few Copics to color in the background to look like a blustery winter sky. I stamped my sentiment in black ink and glued my sweet winter boy on to the card front. Lastly, I added some gel pen dots all over the sky to make it look like it was snowing. Brrrr!
Here’s the video showing each step of this card, if you’re interested in seeing more! (Or HERE on YouTube).
Thanks for checking in today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!