Christmas card


Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of Christmas cards featuring the Christmas Carolers Art Impressions stamp set.  Where I live, the days are very short right now as we approach the winter solstice and I like to keep busy during the long evenings.  One of my favourite things to do is putz around with my craft supplies and make cards.  I often listen to an audiobook while I am crafting.  It’s a great way to multi-task if you can ‘read’ and create at the same time.  Forgive the artificial light on these photographs – as I mentioned, the days are short and it is dark when I go to work and dark when I come home.Here’s the stamp set I used.  I notice that it’s no longer available from the Art Impressions website, but you can buy it from many other retailers.  Alternatively, Art Impressions has other beautiful…

Hi everyone  Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog. I am so excited to be sharing with you the latest product that Stampin’ Up! has released: Stampin’  Blends. Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers and come in packs of two including a light and dark colour of each shade. As of November 1st, there are 12 colours available to be purchased in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colours. In addition, there is a colour lifter and two neutral shades (ivory and bronze). I’ve been so excited and have been colouring many images. The blending of these markers not only works within shades but also between different colours.Today’s projects uses one of my favourite holiday stamp sets released by Stampin’ Up! called Santa’s Suit. I can’t help but be in love with the sweet little clothesline!I first began this project by stamping the clothing items in Black Archival Ink then colouring…

It’s that time of year. You’ve got to do your Christmas Cards. I am here to tell you: Don’t be ambitious.  Be realistic. You need a card that is a) beautiful b) quick and c) has a wow factor. That’s this card. Say hello to… Well. Simply – one glittery bulb using Stampin’ Up! products. You can make these in bulk quickly. Step one: Stamp using versamark your image onto watercolour paper.  I chose this delightful Stampin’ Up! Happy Ornament stamp set. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. I usually do this in batches of 10. Step two: Watercolour using your Stampin’ Write markers and an aqua painter.  See last months Creative Scrapbooker Magazine post on how to do this.  Let air dry or use a heat gun. Step Three: It’s concoction time.  To achieve this “glittery bulb” look, I took a piece of transparency and poured some Crystal…

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