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I'm still not really into a rhythm since my time away. This morning it dawned on me that I hadn't mailed any of my Halloween cards. Oops--next year!
Decided the Altenew Modern Holiday class
might get my mojo going & so far I've made 2 homework cards. The Day 1 challenge is to use die cuts not typically used for holiday cards. I cased Nancy's card but used different products.
Would never have thought to use a black circle frame behind my green wreath which I made with a branch die from Altenew Layered Floral Elements. The little blue arrangement is made with the same die cut down & combined with another one from the same set. The word is from W&W Frenchy's Festive Florals & the background is Altenew Pegboard Canvas Cover Die.
The Day 2 challenge is to use one layer of a layered image. I finally got Altenew Majestic Mistletoe awhile back & it had just the image I needed for my background.
The inks are Altenew Fresh Leaf & Lime. I don't have Altenew Christmas flowers, so I used the Fantasy Floral Die with layers of black, silver glitter & red with black & silver glitter leaves. I black embossed the Altenew Mini Christmas on a vellum strip. Finished off with silver sequins & added dots of Christmas Red Stickles. Different, but kind of fun, I think. I'm also entering The Snippets Playground
& Rudolph Days
My last Christmas card is for RRCB
where my good friend, Betty
, is the GD. This time there's a great sketch to use. Hope I didn't stray too far.
I found an old double-sided paper which I combined with the sentiment from Altenew Lyrical Script which I bought just over a year ago. Three holly images were fussy cut--something I seldom think to do. All the berries are covered in Christmas Red Stickles & the leaves around the sentiment are brushed with a glimmer pen. I'm also entering ModSquad
Now on to Thanksgiving cards starting with my entry for ITP LFF Inlaid Die Cuts
. I actually figured out that there's a layered tree in the PTI Enchanted Forest set & I stamped it 3 times using Cocoa Bean, Ocean Tides & Pinefeather.
The splatters were done with a dark brown Zig. I die cut the word from PTI Counting My Blessings, backed it with 2 kraft layers & glued it back into place. I added a layer of Nuvo Glaze to make it stand out a bit more. I'm also entering WAW
& Stamping Sensations
My last card is for SSS Flickr 135
& SSS Wednesday
. I missed the stencil challenge, but still had the SSS Bouquet of Roses stencil on my table.
To begin, I used a brayer to cover a panel with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves. Then I used transluscent paste through the stencil & added Vintage Plantinum Glitter Dust--so pretty!
The sentiment is from SSS Thoughtful Messages. I stamped & distressed the edges with Acorn Versafine Clair before adding the strips with foam tape. I'm also entering Stamplorations Stencil Challenge
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