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#7 of 12 Cards of Christmas

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is snowing here in Castle Rock, Colorado, with several inches expected, so today’s card is just perfect!  This was one of our club cards in November.  Club will start again in January so contact me if you are interested in joining.

Card #7   Flurry of Wishes  with the technique of Watercoloring on Vellum.

I saw this technique on Stacey Lane’s blog “A Work of Carte” and then revised it to make a more mottled look.  Hmmm, I think we should call it coloring with rubbing alcohol.  My PDF sheet has step by step instructions but the basic idea is to dot your vellum with reinkers, then dribble with a cap of rubbing alcohol and use a paintbrush to swirl the ink.  Salt the inked sheet, let stand for several minutes, then spritz with alcohol to get a mottled look. Let dry and then use a paper towel to remove the salt.

Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes Inside

Flurry of Wishes PDF Instruction Sheet

The main Merry Christmas is from the Flurry of Wishes set but the others are from a random selection of stamp sets.  I wanted a collage look but after stamping the “Love, Peace, Joy” I decided less was more!  Wishing you every blessing is from Every Blessing in the big catalog, Love, Peace, Joy comes from A Little Something, Warm Wishes from Winter Wishes, Sending Every Good Wish is in the carryover White Christmas set.  When I used just part of a saying, I masked what I didn’t want with a sticky note, inked the stamp, removed the sticky note and stamped.  Except for the main Merry Christmas, the greetings are stamped off on scrap paper first and then stamped on the card.  Supplies used:


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 The Precision Base Plate is on sale this week in weekly specials and a must have tool for all the thinlits we just love.  With this tool you won’t be running your thinlits back and forth through the Big Shot until they finally cut!
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Be careful, though, it is not to be used with framelits – those cutting tools that are only an outside “frame” with no inside areas.  For example you would use it with the large butterfly pictured below but not the small butterfly.  Stampin’ up gives us guidance here:
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  That is more than enough information for today so I will sign off and go drink hot chocolate and watch it snow!
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