Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Getting inky....again.

Hello all and happy hump day to you! I recently made the 45 minute trip to the closest LSS in my area, and did some retail therapy. I went there mostly to get my hands on some new dies by Memory Box. (So the next few cards I post may have one of them incorporated into my design. Just sayin.) Anyhooo, here's one of them:


 Here is the inside of the card:

I'm so very behind making Christmas cards. But it's been a rather crappy first part of the year, what with my FIL passing away, my Dad's health getting worse due to Dementia, and my fur baby being diagnosed with Epilepsy, well, cards didn't get made. So, I'm endeavoring to try to catch up as much as possible. 

I used a couple distress inks for the background, nice light colors, then misted it with pearl Glimmer Mist, to add some shimmer. (Gotta have shimmer!) Once that dried, I used a stencil and embossing paste to add some 'falling snow'. That panel, once dried, was adhered to the card base. The top panel was die cut with one of the new dies I mentioned above, and adhered with foam squares. All the white space around it was making me all itchy, so I framed it with some rhinestone strips. (I was so relieved when I realized the as of yet unopened pack of rhinestones came in strips! Can you imagine how friggin long it would have taken me to add them around the die cut?!!!) A simple sentiment finishes the inside.


 

So, that's it for now. The maid needs to go and do some more housework. (Me being the maid.) Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!


Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Message
Ink: Ranger DI - Shaded Lilac, Shabby Shutters
CS: Bazzill, Recollections
Accessories: GC; Memory Box - Woodland Oval die; Heidi Swapp stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; Nicole rhinestones; Tattered Angels pearl Glimmer Mist
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card. I'm woefully behind on Christmas cards too, although I haven't had any of the family issues you've had to deal with. The subtle shimmer looks so pretty on your sponged background. And the rhinestones around the oval - AMAZING!

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  2. Love it Chris, the falling snow stencil is genius. Now I've adore trees, they are picture perfect! WOW your use of the colors from this week in your design! Thanks for joining us at CYC :) Eva

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  3. Beautiful card Christine...thanks for playing along at CYCI!

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  4. Very pretty card, lovely die too. love the bling.

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  5. This is so pretty! I have to wait till next month for a good dose of LSS retail therapy — can't wait!

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  6. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.

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  7. Great combination of both challenges. The card is beautiful and I love the bling! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Case It?

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  8. Stunning card Chris a really pretty clean and simple design and such a beautiful background. So sorry to hear you've been having a rough time recently...sending hugs! :) Donna ♥ x

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  9. This is beautiful, Chris! Such a soft and pretty snowy scene you have created here! I love that new tree die, and love your framework of gems. The Distress background with the shimmer and falling snow stencil is really fabulous, too! Gorgeous!

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  10. What a beautiful die cut - love your pastel snowy background and the lovely rhinestone framing! Julia xx

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  11. Chris, this is such a gorgeous card! I ABSOLUTELY love the soft snowy scene and that tree die... oh my gosh! I got to have it now! I also love how you added bling to frame the scene. Gorgeous work!

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  12. What a great scene you created and I love how you framed it with the sparkly rhinestones! In fact it would be great to enter this lovely card into the current Happy Little Stamper Christmas Challenge where the theme is 'sparkle'.

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  13. wow! Such a stunning inked background!! Really beautiful! THanks for joining us at CanYouCaseIt

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  14. Beautiful card, Chris! Love the pretty background and design of your card! I hope things get better for you & your family. Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  15. Clever way to outline the oval and love the trees! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us this week!

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  16. What a lovely card! Praying that the clouds are lifting for you!

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  17. Love the die cut and the row of crystals around the oval, pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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