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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 57 ~ Happy Holidays

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This card wasn’t quite what I had planned exactly but not being able to find a stamp set fixed that. I think I need to put all my Christmas crafting stuff together! Although an overhaul of the room that holds my crafty goodness is in severe need of an organizing!
I know you’ve seen the embossing diffusers before (not sure? Check out EPCC 13) but there are just so many possibilities with them! :)

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Card Measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Red Card stock 5 1/4 x 4
White Card stock 5 x 3 3/4
-emboss white card stock piece using embossing diffuser (if you’re unsure how to, check out EPCC13)
-stamp sentiment in the center
-quickly sprinkle sentiment with clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool
-add embellishments

It is sometimes hard for me to leave things alone! I was tempted to do something with the embossed poinsettias but told myself to back off…it’s supposed to be a clean and simple card after all! ;)
Although if you wanted to make the card not so simple…here are the things I could do…
-apply distress ink on the embossed poinsettias
-apply embossing ink via a brayer and add clear embossing powder or UTEE, then use it as an emboss resist by using either distress inks or stains or perfect pearls or water colour
-then…I’d use some yellow stickles or small yellow pears and add them to the poinsettia centers

You just may see a similar card in future! ;)

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Love,

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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards #26 ~ Noel!

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I’ve been slowly cleaning out my craft room. There’s still lots to be done but what’s great about cleaning is that what’s old becomes new again. I have been looking for this Spellbinders Pine Tree die cut for AGES!! There have been a few posts where I’ve mentioned looking for something but couldn’t find it…well this is it. :) I’m going to keep these on a very short leash!

I couldn’t resist to use the Tim Holtz’s embossing diffusers again and my alcohol inks have been calling to me so both are used in this card.

I was asked what I had meant last week about pushing towards 5 steps. I had defined Easy Peasy cards as cards done in 5 steps or less. I had previously been trying to keep well under 5 steps. Well, I wanted these next few cards to be pushing that 5 step limit. I may take some creative liberties as with this card, I didn’t count sticking the tree onto the card ;)

Card Measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
-Emboss white card stock using embossing folder AND Embossing Diffuser
-Apply alcohol ink onto glossy cardstock
-Die cut tree shape from alcohol inked glossy cardstock
-Stamp Swirl design onto tree (this can be done before die cutting as well)
-Stamp sentiment and adhere tree

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Thanks for visiting today and enjoy weekend!

Love,