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Snowflakes ‘n Gingham?

Mixing snowflakes and gingham?  Sure!  Why not?

This reminds me of wearing cowboy boots with lace…always a good look!

Glamour close up shot…

That snowflakes are just gorgeous.

and a peek inside.

Actually this card is very easy to make and would make a good choice for multiples…not that I like making multiples!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  • Cut the lower edge of the base card and at the same time add the line of dots.
  • Cut one set of Thick Whisper White snowflakes.  I laid these flakes upside down on my Silicon Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL on the back.  You could also add a strip of Adhesive Paper to the back of the cardstock before cutting out the flakes. Trim at sides.  Add flakes over the bottom of the card front..
  • Use Embossing Buddy before applying VersaMark Ink for sentiment. Sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add a band of Smoky Slate Gingham just below the line of dots using SNAIL.
  • Make several loops with the gingham ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread then add over band at left side with glue dots.  I have a video on YouTube here showing steps to make a bow like this.
  • Inside the Smoky Slate layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and attach over Smoky Slate with SNAIL.

See?  This really is a very simple card.

It’s Friday again and we are having 75 degree gorgeous fall weather.  Now that I have everything made and pretty much packed for OnStage Convention in Salt Lake City next week, I hope to relax and enjoy the week with Sweetums.

How your weekend plans are awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This speaks to me today…

Stay REALLY inky and be REALLY HaPpY!

 

 

B

A Vision In Gold…

This monochromatic Christmas card may be traditional but still carries a punch…

maybe it’s the snowflakes…

or maybe it’s the gold satin ribbon…

whatever it is…it works!

and a peek inside.

Yesterday I gathered up all the Christmas cards made so far (no duplicates) and there are 33!  I think two a day might be the rule for the next month!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Cardstock plus Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish with Bone Folder at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut two pieces of Gold Foil.  One at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and the second at 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ for the inside.
  • Cut top DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Add to Gold Foil layer at top with SNAIL.
  • Cut lower DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ and add at bottom of Gold Foil layer with SNAIL.
  • Add snowflakes cut from Gold Foil.  I used SNAIL.  Trim sides.
  • Wrap a band of ribbon around this layer where the two DSP patterns overlap.  Attach on back with SNAIL.
  • Add Gold Foil/DSP layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to bank at right with glue dots.
  • Inside SNAIL smaller Gold Foil layer down centered.  Cut Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then add with SNAIL over Gold Foil.
  • Cut one snowflake from Gold Foil and add with SNAIL to bottom right corner.

So I have two more posts before leaving for convention in Salt Lake City.  I’ve prepared three more to run next week, but don’t have one ready for Friday of next week yet.  Would you rather I prepare a normal post or have a live session/interview (with other demos) on Friday from convention?  I’ll go with the vote!  This will also tell me who reads to the end of the post!!!!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Elegant Neutrals…

I do love color but sometimes just neutrals with maybe a little bling works great for an elegant look…

well…maybe a lot of bling!

Love all the texture…

This one won’t cost extra postage either.

And a peek inside.

Seriously I’m not an elegant person, but sometimes it’s fun to shoot for it.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies, Gold and Silver Embossing Powders, Textured Snowflake Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Basic Black base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″ with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • Cut a piece of Copper Foil 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Emboss in center with Textured Snowflake Embossing Folder.  Sand just the raised snowflake slightly.  Swipe entire piece with Archival Basic Black Ink Pad.  Let dry.  Add  VersMark with the ink pad all over panel.  Sprinkle with Gold and Silver Embossing Powders and heat.  Add this panel to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with multipurpose glue and weight these layers down until dry.
  • Cut 7 snowflakes with Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies.  Glue together with glue dots or multipurpose glue to make 3 sets of two and a single flake for the card inside.
  • Cut three lengths of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Attach at back with Tear Tape and on card front with glue dot.  Add more Tear Tape to back and add this panel to card base.  Attach three sets of snowflakes at end o 3/8″ ribbon with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  With Multipurpose Glue add 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper at bottom of layers.  Add single snowflake with glue dot over strip.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • This snowflake could be embossed on the left side of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Everything from my studio is packed and ready to fly next week.  Now to catch up on house chores, grocery shopping and cooking for Sweetums and then pack for myself.  This time next week I’ll be in Lydia’s class and loving it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It’s going to be an awesome month…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Pink Christmas…

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!

Did I scare you?

Are your ready for all the trick or treaters with their cute costumes?  I just love seeing them.  We have so many here in our little community there’s hardly time to do anything else but answer the door!

Today’s post is another nontraditional Christmas colored card…but I think you’ll like it…

Pink ‘n silver?   Yep.

Love this embossing folder…

Pretty Dazzling Diamonds snow flakes…

and a peek inside!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Powder Pink and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home (sentiment & message)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sponge Brayer, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies, Decorative Label Punch

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • Cut Dazzling Diamonds layer 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and attach to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut Powder Pink DS 4″ x 5″.    Emboss with Winter Wonder EF placed more toward bottom to make room for ribbon band at top.  Using a sponge brayer and the Powder Pink ink pad, color over the embossed area until you have the color you like.
  • Cut a piece of 1/2″ Powder Pink ribbon then attach in top back of this layer.  Attach this layer over Glimmer Paper with multipurpose glue.  You may need to weight this down until it’s dry.
  • Make several loops with ribbon then tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to ribbon band with glue dots.
  • Cut seven snowflakes from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets.  Glue six of them together with multipurpose glue alternating the points.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Punch a label from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper then cut in half horizontally.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White CS.  Punch out.  With multipurpose glue add two halves to back of sentiment.  Add final snowflake with small dimensionals to side of sentiment.
  • Inside the Powder Pink layer is 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4″ x 3″.  Add small band of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper at bottom.  Stamp message at top of this layer in Archival Basic Black.  Add snowflake to band at bottom right.

I have begun to pack…all presentation materials, all supplies for Lydia Feidler’s class on Wednesday, 100 swamps, and several “roomie” gifts are all nestled inside a rolling scrap/stamp case.  Do I have my clothes ready you ask?   Well, nooooo.  But I will!

Hope you have only sweet Trick or Treaters at your house tonight…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

she makes a much cuter witch than I do…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Merry Bling!…

You know how you can give someone directions on how to drive to a particular place?  Probably you could have sent them three or four different ways but they would still end up where you sent them.

That’s the way it is with the “eclipse” technique that has been all the rage in stamping lately.  There are several waysto achieve the look but you still end up with the eclipse “look”.

So today I have a pretty home décor piece for the Christmas holiday decorating season done in the eclipse technique of my choice…

How lucky I was able to capture some of the Dazzling Diamonds glittering in this photo…never easy to do!

A glamour close up and more glittery goodness…

The opening in this frame is 5″ x 10″…perfect for this technique and most greetings for the holidays.

I’ve used my favorite color combination (blues and greens).

This project took maybe 45 minutes to complete start to finish.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas (sentiment)  The tree stamp was made using the Card Front Builder Framelits and Fun Foam.  Cut two sets of trees each two layers of Fun Foam glued together with multipurpose glue to make your own stamps.

  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Thick Fun Foam or make two layers of thin, Multipurpose Adhesive Strips, Water Spritzer, Frame (mine came from Hobby Lobby)

Digits

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper the size of your frame opening.  Mine is 5″ x 10″.
  • Load your three-tree stamp with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, spritz stamp three times and stamp.  Go ahead and stamp all your Lemon Lime Trees across the paper.
  • Now spritz your stamped trees to encourage “blooming”…

  • Once that layer is dry enough (you can soak up drips with tissue), load up just the left edge of your second set of your three-tree stamp in Tranquil Tide.  Spitz stamp three times and stamp just to the right of your first Lemon Lime Twist tree.  Spritz these trees with water to help them “bloom and bleed”.
  • Once that ink is dry, stamp another row of Lemon Lime Twist trees right over the bleeding/blooming trees to get a clean image.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam.  Cut the letters from thick Fun Foam (I used white foam).
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of watercolor piece where you will be cutting letters.
  • Set letters up on inked watercolor paper.  Be sure to leave room for double letters.  Cut letters.  Before removing letters from watercolor paper, add 2-Way Glue over trees and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Pretty!
  • Cut a backing piece for watercolor paper from packing sheet inside Designer Series Paper.  Remove protective paper from Adhesive Sheet on back of watercolor paper and add watercolored piece to DSP backing piece.
  • Remove protective paper from Fun Foam letters and add to coordinating letters on watercolor sheet.  Add watercolored letters to Fun Foam.
  • Set finished piece inside frame.  I removed the glass from my frame.

My plans are to make several of these that say different things for the Christmas holidays.  Hope you will give this seasonal décor piece a try…it was so much fun to make!

It’s Friday!   Yay…except we are expecting a very cold, rainy day tomorrow.  Good weather for finishing up OnStage projects!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Christmas Night…

Just the name of this stamp set bundle made me want to buy it…Hearts Come Home.  So I did.

Here’s my first post using this set…

And, yes, it does fold to fit in a normal envelope!

 

How sweet is that little church?

This layer for your personal message is located on the back of the card.

I am such a sucker for these village scenes.  Big starry sky and glittery moon…yep, I love them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock plus watercolor paper and Designer Series Paper Year of Cheer
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus watercolor of your choice for the sky.  I used Phthalo Blue
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, White Watercolor and or White paint or Gel pen

Digits:

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 8″.  Score 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ on long edge.  Turn card and score at opposite end at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″
  • Cut 4 DSP layers 1″ x 4″.  Cut 4 Gold Foil layers 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Layer all eight pieces with multipurpose glueCut a piece of watercolor paper 2-7/8″ x 4″.
  • Dampen the paper and apply watercolor.  While still wet, scrunch up a tissue and remove some of the color to create a textured look to the sky.  When dry add splats of White watercolor paint or White paint pen or White Gel Pen.  I used watercolor first and made some larger “stars” with White Paint Pen.
  • Punch 1-1/4″ Circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Add to top right corner of sky overlapping edges.  Trim excess from back.  Add the watercolor layer to center of card.
  • Add two of the DSP strips to the center  panels where the card folds out.
  • Cut the village buildings from Soft Sky left over from cutting the base.  It’s a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Glue a piece of Gold Foil to back of Church and house then trim excess.  Stamp sentiment in bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Lay card flat.  Fold one side in mountain fold and the other side flat.  Add Tear Tape to back of village layer and place one side down on the folded card side overlapping by an inch.  Attach the other side to the flattened side.
  • Add DSP strips to the panels where the village attached to cover where they meet.
  • Yay!  Look what you made!
  • Next cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2-7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • To add to envelope, fold one side in and the other out.  Fits perfectly!

This was so much fun to make.  I’m thinking of several projects with this set that I hope to share with you next week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes we do…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Starry Night…

Today’s post reflects a cold starry night and the joy of the season…

This starry night was created with a watercolor background.

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper makes the perfect snow covered evergreens.

And a peek inside…

Watercolor paper and watercolors give you incredible moody backgrounds and are so simple to create.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, VersaMark and your choice of watercolor  If you wanted a substitute, Pacific Point Reinker will work too.
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Foam Adhesive Strips, Build A Card Front Framelits, Low Tack Artist Tape, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • The Watercolor Paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Mask this layer with Low Tack Tape.  Spitz to dampen surface and paint with watercolor of your choice.  I used Phthalo Blue.  While your color is still wet, use a scrunched up tissue to give texture to the color.  Flick the white (I used Titanium White Watercolor) on the whole piece and then a white paint or gel pen to add bigger “stars”.
  • Let dry naturally.
  • Remove tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Cut a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper the length of your background.  Add curves using snips.
  • Cut trees from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper.  Add single tree with multipurpose glue and two top trees with dimensionals.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black and add a single tree with multipurpose glue.

You would not believe the condition of my studio.  There are projects lined up on every possible surface in preparation for OnStage in Salt Lake City two weeks from today!  Oh my goodness I need to shift into another gear!

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

seriously…

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Smooshing…

Smooshing is not a real word but perfectly describes the method used to get the background on today’s post…

Last week I posted a different card with a smooshed background you can see here

Glamour close up.

Love this little whimsical line art Christmas set!

No inside shot today as these cards are meant for customer bags as a small thank you for ordering from me and I’d like for them to be able to use them.  I did get the party started by stamping on the envelope!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards and Tranquil Tide Cardstock plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party plus Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Seasons of Whimsy
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “I” Acrylic Block, sequins, low tack artists or painter’s tape, spritzer

Digits

  • 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards.  Cut a piece of Tranquil Tide CS 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ and attached with SNAIL to notecard front.
  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper 3″ x 4-3/8″. Place tape across top and bottom to create a border.
  • Color on the “I” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  I usually use the Pool Party or lightest color in the trio to add color to block and then use markers for the two darker colors.  Now you can dampen the watercolor paper or spritz the block, then smoosh the block to the paper.  Hold for a few seconds to let the ink soak into the watercolor paper.  Remove block and let dry.
  • Remove tape top and bottom.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black at bottom of layer.
  • Stamp ornament and string in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add the watercolor layer to the Tranquil Tide layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins (an odd #) to background.

Now this would be the ultimate Christmas card to mass produce.  It’s different (the background is gorgeous) and whimsical too.  Since you have very little cutting because of the notecards, it’s a snap!  When someone asks for my advice about a card to mass produce, I always recommend using precut notecards…they are “the bomb!”

It’s Friday again and another gorgeous fall weekend to enjoy.  Hope you have plans for whatever makes you HaPpY!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

any time you can.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Winter Fashion…

Today I’m having fun with the Christmas Patterns stamp set and dressing the reindeer in winter sweaters with a twist…

Are you smiling?  I hope so…

Glamour close up.

Cold nose kisses.

And a peek inside.

See Santa’s reindeers can make a winter fashion statement too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Christmas Patterns and Christmas Lamppost (bow)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  “E” Acrylic Block, Card Front Builder Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper, Christmas Lamppost Thinlit Dies (bow), Pool Party Sequins

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Tranquil Tide layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • Color the surface of the “E” Acrylic Block with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide.  Spritz with water and “smoosh” onto the center of the watercolor paper.  Hold for a few seconds to give the ink time to be absorbed by the watercolor paper.  Let dry.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.  Hand cut curves on one side and attach at the bottom of the watercolor paper layer.
  • Add sentiment in upper right corner in Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut three trees from Tranquil Tide CS and attach to left side of this layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Add sequins with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp the reindeer in Early Espresso and “fussy cut”.
  • Stamp the sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and “fussy cut”.  Add sweater to reindeer with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp reindeer again with Early Espresso on vellum and immediately transfer the image to a scrap of Thick Whisper White.  If the color isn’t even, use the marker and color in the legs and head.  The body will be covered by the sweater anyway.  Fussy cut leaving off the antlers.
  • Stamp sweater on scrap Thick Whisper White in Powder Pink and fussy cut.  Add to doe with multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp bow from Christmas Lamppost on Powder Pink CS and cut out with framelit.  I cut away the bow “tails” before attached to sweater with glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to backs of reindeer and doe and place on card front with their noses touching.  Sweet!
  • Inside the Tranquil Tide layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add tree cut from Tranquil Tide with multipurpose glue at lower right corner.  Did you notice I stamped the inside sentiment in the wrong direction?  It’s been a day!

Hope your day has been awesome.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

then you know.

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B

Deck the Halls…

Inspiration came to me this week and I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and work out what had been pictured in my mind…love when that happens!

and here is exactly what I had seen it in my mind.

How about that sparkle on the road bricks?

This side view shows the lifted layers.

and a peek inside.

Stamps you wouldn’t normally think of for Christmas and nontraditional colors too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride, Brightly Lit Christmas and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Christmas Lampost Thinlits Dies, Bike Framelits Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the brick mask and Embossing paste apply a couple of rows of bricks at bottom of layer.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.
  • Stamp all pieces to be cut out with framelits and thinlits.  Cut an extra lantern lamp from Lemon Lime Twist CS to used the inside pieces in the Basic Grey lantern.  Add lantern with multipurpose glue.  Add bow with dimensional.  Stamp Merry Christmas sign and trim so that it just reads Merry Christmas and add under lantern shelf with dimensionals.
  • Add wreaths to bike wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike frame to wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike to card front with dimensionals.
  • The front grey basket was added with multipurpose glue at the bottom. The other gift was add to bike frame with dimensionals.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • The bike rear wheel is stamped leaving the page with a basket sitting on dimensionals on top.

This was so much fun to make…but I confess I would not want to make many of these cards!

Hope you are having a star-studded Tuesday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

ever.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B