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Three Months Until Christmas!

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Can you believe it’s only 3 months until Christmas? Wait, what? I’m asking myself, are you sure? Yes, I’m sure. Yikes! It’s a good thing I’ve already started making some of my Christmas cards!

This first card was super simple. I stamped the snowflakes and the greeting with Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then stamped the ornaments, one with Red Royal mid-tone ink and the other two with the Soft Granite mid-tone ink. Then I added a little color with a green gel pen. I also brushed on the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to add shimmer to all three ornaments. I used the die to cut them all out and then I strung silver and white string/thread so they look like they are hanging. The ornaments are adhered with dimensional foam squares to add some depth.

ChristmasOrnaments

 

On this second card, I first added distress inks to the background with an ink blending tool. Then I put the Leaf & Floral stencil over the background paper and used the ink blending tool to apply the Soft Granite ink for a tone-on-tone effect. I then stamped the trees with Forever Green and Green Hills mid-tone inks and used the die to cut them out. I stamped the greeting with Forever Green ink as well, and then adhered all the trees. The middle tree is adhered with dimensional foam squares. I also added a little bit of color to the middle tree with a red gel pen. I finished it off my adhering the panel to a white notecard and adding a few gems.

ChristmasTrees

 

On my last card, I once again used the Leaf & Floral stencil with Soft Granite ink on white cardstock – I used the same technique as I mentioned above. I purposely used less ink when pouncing in the center of the stencil. I then used the Hero Arts Alphabet die to cut out the letters from red cardstock. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to make them shine. I also cut the stars from gold and silver glitter paper. I assembled the card and called it done. 🙂

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Don’t forget that if you use the coupon code Kathy15 in the store, you will receive 15% off your order. How cool is that?!

Also, there’s still time to join the monthly challenge. We would love for you to play along with us. This month’s theme is Autumn and Christmas. You may enter up to 5 times and you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store with each entry. We have lots of great Hero Arts holiday stamps in the store (see the supplies below to be linked directly to them). And click HERE to submit your entry.
Also, we would like to invite you and your friends to apply for our Design Team. The link is over to the right if you are interested or you can click HERE for more details.  We really hope you will apply.

So, tell me, have you started making Christmas or holiday cards yet? 🙂  Have a great day and weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Three Months Until Christmas!

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Kathy!!! You impress me every single time. 🙂

  2. Three months till Christmas and three fabulous cards! Love every one and can’t wait to make it back to my desk to start creating!! I really love how you added so much to each card with your amazing backgrounds!! Beautiful!!

  3. Three really gorgeous cards, Kathy! I love how you used the Leaf & Floral stencil for the background on your 2nd and 3rd card…it’s so soft and lovely! Beautiful ornaments on your first card, too! Looks like you’re well on your way in getting your Christmas cards completed!

  4. love how you softened the center so your sentiment stands out–fab!

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