Don’t you love the bright cheerful colors on my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card? As you know, I absolutely love to color, and I especially enjoy coloring with the SU Stampin’Blends Alcohol Markers. The blending technique with alcohol markers is so easy and the results can be fabulous.
The new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder adds such great detail to the front of my card. You might also note that I’ve cut around the poppy on the inside edge of the card. It is such a small touch, providing beautiful results.
In particular, I love the soft Old Olive color blending at the base of the poppies. I used the Craft Ink Blending Brushes, set of 5, from Amazon. I have always had difficulty with sponges and sponge daubers. The sponging was always blotchy and not as clean and smooth as I would have liked. However, with the Craft Ink Brushes, the results are just what I’ve always wanted. All and all, I am so pleased with the look of my Painted Poppies Birthday Wishes card. I do hope you will give it a try!!
It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite. I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.
Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!
Card Cutting Details
Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.
The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas. The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use. I hope you will give them a try!
Card Cutting Details
Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)
Are you ready for Snowman Season? I know I am!! Every year I hope for snow, and sometimes I get my wish. Well, this year is no different, I’ve crossed my fingers, and I’m hoping for snow. Granted, it is a little early, duh, but hope springs eternal!
Don’t you love the new Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper? How can you not love plaid? This selection is so beautiful, check it out.
I colored our handsome snowman’s finery with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. He is also covered with Clear Wink of Stella, very sparkly in person, not so much in the photo. Well, even though it is only mid-October, I am ready for Snowman season!!
Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
Gold Foil Paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Whisper White cardstock – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4
Whisper White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 (stamp and color snowman)
Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5
Who doesn’t love a snowman? Oh my gosh, isn’t he just the cutest?
I love to make Christmas cards of all types; Religious, floral, snowman, Santa, trees, etc. I love them all. I especially love using unexpected colors for my cards — anything but the usual red and green combination.
You will find the Snowman Seasons bundle on pages 18-21 in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. You can see the entire suite of products in my ONLINE STORE.
Check out his jaunty hat and sparkly snow, thanks to the Clear Wink of Stella brush marker. Again, who doesn’t love a snowman? The Snowman Builder punch means no fussy cutting, an added plus to the Snowman Season Bundle.
I used the Frosted Frames dies to cut out the snowflakes — it is just the right touch to highlight the snowman and give the overall feeling of winter.
Gorgeous Grape (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
Basic Black cardstock – 3-1/8 x 5-1/8
Purple Posy cardstock – 3 x 5
Basic Black cardstock – 2-5/8 x 3-1/8
Shimmery White cardstock – 2-1/2 x 3
Sparkle Glimmer paper – scraps to die cut snowflakes
Whisper White cardstock – 2-3/4 x 4: stamp snowman and punch out with Snowman Builder Punch
Coloring the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set is so satisfying. I especially love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The Good Morning stamp set, on page 38 of the 2019-2020 annual catalog is part of the larger Magnolia Lane Suite. The suite contains many beautiful products to help you create amazing cards. Check out the Magnolia Lane Suite in my ONLINE STORE!
Just some simple coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and you have a lovely card.
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Thick Whisper White cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″
Thick Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/4″ stamp the Magnolia with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Color with Mossy Meadow combo pack, Petal Pink combo pack, Soft Suede combo pack, Pineapple Punch light Stampin’ Blends
Whisper White scrap 1″ x 3″ stamp sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Die-cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies
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