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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 51 ~ Wishing you

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Funny, I had this Tim Holtz Kraft resist paper on my side table for a little while. I most often pass it by when doing EPCC because it usually says to me…distress inky goodness. Now there’s nothing wrong with that but I couldn’t think of what kind of distress inky goodness that would be easy peasy AND for a Christmas Card. That is until last night :D

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Card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
-water down by 1/2, distress paint (or other acrylic paint) on a craft sheet, paint onto Kraft resist paper and dry with heat tool
-cut down kraft resist paper into different sized triangles and scribble outline the triangles with a fine liner
-with a Stardust Sakura gel pen draw accents on the trees (I drew grid lines and you can see it on the close up in the picture below) and adhere onto card base
-stamp sentiment with crimson archival ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder

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Close up of the trees

A suggestion would be to paint several pieces of kraft resist in different shades of green then mix and match the cut pieces for several cards. Distress stains or inks would work great too! To bling it up rhinestones add the perfect touch.

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Thanks for making EPCC a part of your day and enjoy the weekend!

Love,

Supplies used: (the stamp is by Penny Black and called “A Wonderful Christmas”

Christmas 2012

WOW! It looks like I’ve been thinking about Christmas cards all year long! You know what? You’re right!

This card was created at the end of July for the Chilliwack Agri-Fair. The category was Christmas.

I can never get enough of foil, especially red foil. Foil and glitter is just decadence on a card and I pull out all the stops when making Christmas cards! I had used the de-bossed (back) side of the snowflakes embossed card stock and glittered every snowflake with Cool Highlight Glitter. It’s tough to see the picture but you may catch a glimpse of it below.

I had wanted to play with an alcohol ink technique on glitter and Elizabeth Craft Designs are just PERFECT for that! I grabbed the gold Christmas Trees. I just placed the peel off on some burnished Cool Highlight Glitter. Then used Ranger Alcohol Inks in conjunction with the palette. (Don’t worry, I have a tutorial planned for this!)
I don’t recall which alcohol inks I had used (with this palette technique it’s so easy to just play) but just by looking at it I’d guess: Red Pepper, Watermelon, Bottle, Meadow and bits of Pesto.

Thanks for joining me today whilst I go through more cards to share with you this week!

Love,