It's time for another STAMPlorations mini hop. This week we are featuring the new HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Yuletide Cheer set, just in time for you to start on those Christmas cards!
When I first saw the set, I was immediately drawn to the sweet little gingerbread cottage. It was stamped and masked before using both the Holly Background ARTplorations stencil and the X Marks the Spot ARTplorations stencil. Added a little snow to add to the festive feel and done!
And then, I wanted to do another card with that sweet wreath. Don't you just love those skates?
This card is all about removing color. I inked up the background with three shades of Distress Inks and then placed my Holly Background ARTplorations stencil over top. Then, I misted it lightly with water and removed some color. Next, I stamped the image and sentiment on the card and then removed more color from the skates with a tiny brush, some water and a paper towel. It highlights the skates beautifully without coloring them. The final step was to add some inky smudges around the wreath to add a bit more depth.
Here's how the mini-release blog hop works:
- comment on this post
- visit the rest of the designer's blogs and the STAMPlorations blog and comment on the featured project(s),
- commenting closes Friday, October 2 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
- one randomly picked commenter will win the set with the winner announced Sunday, October 4
And, for one week only (till October 7), Yuletide Cheer is available at 10% off - (that's $10.80 instead of $12)
Check out the amazing Design Team projects here. Don't forget to comment to win!
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