Fall Leaves

I had cut this sentiment out of waterproof sticker paper for the reverse of the letters but it seemed a shame not to use this leftovers. Once I placed the sentiment sticker on gray cs I stamped the leaves and heat set in tinsel embossing powder. They got water colored then the circle swirls got stamped in versa mark and allowed to dry. I then sponged sage ink along the edges then mounted on white cs base.

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My Christmas Cards

Because these are mini slimline size, half of my mass produced cards are note card size. This used the white cs piece left over when making the slimline size. PP is white copy paper text vellum that after spraying the pine needle stamp with green oxide, I lightly stamped on the paper. I could get 5 stamps per spray. Once that dried I inked the same stamp with dark green ink and over stamped the shifted paper. Next were stamped finer detail needle stamp in the same dark green along the left edge. PP was then splattered in dark brown water color and gold water color. Stamped and heat embossed in clear the black sentiment and red berries. Mounted on red mat layer then on white cs base. Used white glue on the red mat layer to add gold glitter and added white dots on the berries. I only had to do 50. In years past I had done upwards of 150.

This is the note card size.
I used the same process of pp on the envelopes before they were cut and shaped. After they were folded and taped into envelopes I use mail merge and an Excel spreadsheet to address them. Added Christmas stamps and I am all done.

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Winter Birthday

I started with the insert for this one and a pine cone stencil. Using black modeling paste through stencil onto white copy paper text vellum I got the first image. Then sprayed the stencil that was still wet with modeling paste with water and placed this on another piece of white copy paper text vellum for my cover mono-print. Both pieces got gold and black splatter and cover piece got the black stamped sentiment. Cover piece was die cut with circles forming frame then trimmed and mounted on Kraft cs. This was mounted on white cs base. Added Silhouette cut needles and insert piece to inside.

Splatter tip: I have been really working on my splatter technique and have found the tool of my choice is a fan brush. I use a downward flick of the loaded brush off my off-hand index finger. For this project the black is my modeling paste that I dipped the tips of the brush to load it but then smear that on a stamping block that I spray with water to thin the medium. Gold is color burst on a paint pallet sprayed with water. I allow the paint to dry, but then when more gold is needed in the future I spritz with water to re-activate the color.

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Grateful for my Friends

I was cutting out some lined sentiments on my Silhouette and remembered a challenge I love to play along in wanted Grateful used. I set about to create this line and cut it out of white cs. The card is my bough stamp with versa mark and heat set in white on black cs. I brushed stencil butters on the leaves for a shiny messy water color look. Added white splatter and gold water color for even more shine. Mounted on white cs base. The boughs were getting lost behind the stencil butters so I used the white gel pen to color needles back in here and there.

For all my friends, feel free to use the Grateful as a jpeg or email for the svg cutting file. The font is Agency FB

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Thanksgiving already

My neighbor has already sent her Thanksgiving greetings so I decided to get a few cards ready to go. This one is a digi purchased years ago and printed on white copy paper then fussy cut. Plaid pp was laying around and screamed “Use ME” so trimmed it to fit white cs base. Sponged the leaves with yellow, orange, red and kraft ink then colored fox with shimmer water colors and attached. Stamped and heat embossed sentiment on strip of kraft cs. Rubbed edges in brown ink then attached.

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