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A Sneak Peak....

>> Thursday, August 12, 2010

by Sue


Have you checked out our Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt? If you did you may have noticed that our new releases next week will all be Christmas Designs!!! I love Christmas in the summer, even if it doesn't really lower the temp outside!

Today I have a sneak peek for you using three of my favorite new Christmas stamps!

Doesn't it look like I worked hard on this card?? I didn't! I stamped a folded green piece of card stock using our new Holly Leaves Background stamp and black ink. To kick it up a notch I colored just the berries using a gold paint pen.

Next was the fun part - I got to make something new look old and worn! I stamped our new Music Lyric Stamp on ivory paper using black ink then got to work. I distressed the edges, smudged on a little ink memories soft wheat ink, added a little rip here and there, and then curled a couple of edges. Didn't take me too long to have the "antique" look I was looking for.

I stamped the Bells and Bow with black pigment ink and then embossed it using clear embossing powder. I had a slight problem getting the bells just right, but I was finally happy when I used a gold pigment ink pad and a q-tip to color them in. I was done so fast I took the time to stamp the Bells and Bow again and I layered on another bow to give it some POP!

The Happy Holidays is a small part of our Simple Pleasures Christmas Greeting 725G. I stamped it using more black ink and did a little more distressing!

My big decision was should I put the bells in the center of the music or offset it a bit :)

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to stop by next Tuesday - Thursday to do a little blog hopping and scavenger hunting!

Happy Thursday!


Karin said...

I love the vintage look you gave your sheet music :)

1CardCreator said...

I can see why it's one of your favorites! Love the card, looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Dawn said...

This is beautiful and i am off to get my Christmas Albums and Hot cocoa... I am THAT in the mood! Great card!!!

Jenny said...

Very pretty Sue, love this!! :) :) :) :) :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Love this, Sue! Especially the music bg. It looks fabulous!

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