Thursday, December 5, 2019

Season's Greetings - December 5th with Lori


Hello, everyone! Lori here today to share a couple of Christmas cards with you!

Season's Greetings

For my first post this month, I wanted to share a big time saver for me and that is using a sketch.

Using a sketch




Today I have created four Christmas cards from the same sketch - one of my favorites from Sketch N Scrap - and I got all of these cards made in about half an hour - which is great when you don't have a lot of time.

Here's a look at the sketch that I have used:



I stuck to the sketch and kept these cards pretty simple - just using some cardstock, a few scraps of paper, some die cuts, an embossing folder, and a stamp.






Now I have four cards all ready to be mailed out!

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Merry Christmas from Lori



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Season's Greetings - December 4th with Tara


Hello!  This is Tara, coming at you from cold and windy NOVA. I am going to be sharing a card that I made with you today!

Season's Greetings

Today, I am sharing two cards with a mixed media background. I love using mixed media on my layouts but if you are new to mixed media, you should definitely try out a new technique on a card front because it will make it easier for you to learn!! The smaller space is less intimidating as well! 

Making a mixed-media background.


 I chose to ink a card front that I cut down to size from watercolor paper. I started by inking with some Distress Inks. 





Once you get your background inked the way that you would like it to be, go ahead and use a background stamp to add some more depth.  I chose a text background stamp and stamped it four times on my card front.




  After I stamped, I added some texture with some Modeling paste applied with a foam brush through a stencil to one side of my card front. While that was drying, I dug around in my Christmas Embellishment drawer and found some embellishments to finish off my card. I inked some wood veneer Christmas trees and wrapped some Christmas lights trim around the folded side. I glued the card front on top of my card base to help secure the trim. 





I also made a second card to share with you. If you want to see more details about it, you can head over to my blog to see how I completed it!  



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So, if you are inspired to make your own cards, layouts or projects - from Season's Greetings, a previous Christmas special, a Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit that you haven't quite used up or a new kit inspired by any one of our dozens and dozens of inspirational kits - you can share in these places:
See you tomorrow for more CKC inspiration!

Merry Christmas!!!