Hello and welcome!
Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! Inspired by a not holiday October graphic and Halloween colors, I decided to challenge myself and came up with a holiday card!
In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!
To start, I played with the colors from the picture above and inked a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress cardstock using Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey Distress inks along with the blending brushes to achieve a soft transition between the colors. I flicked a few tiny drops of a pearlescent solution and set the piece aside.
Meanwhile I die cut tree big and two small snowflakes from Snowflake Tag SugarCut, using Neenah Solar White paper. I completely covered the snowflakes with Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive using a small flat brush and then dipped them inside the jar with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I pressed the glitter with a tip of my finger to secure the glitter layer on the snowflakes and let them air dry for a couple of hours.
It’s so hard to catch in the pictures the beauty, vintage shine and texture of Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, but I assure you that it looks absolutely GORGEOUS in real life. But If you want to save time and don’t get messy with glitter, you can simply die cut the snowflakes from a glitter paper.
The sentiment was composed from a die cut Merry Word with Shadow SugarCut and Everyday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut the shadow layer from Neenah Solar White paper and then glued on top the black word “Merry” using the same Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive since it dries clear and matte. The “Christmas” word was heat embossed with a fine white embossing powder on a narrow strip of a black cardstock. Finally all the elements were assembled together on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″), trimmed and scored again from Neenah Solar White paper.
Hope you like this simple holiday card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!
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