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Tue 05

Making Spirits Bright
by Jean Okimoto


Making Spirits Bright - really bright - is the theme of tonight's Blog Blitz card!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, introducing the great trees and snowflakes of my new favorite Christmas stamp and die combo.  

View our 2016 Holiday Collection video - and pick your favorite new holiday die, stamp or stencil design.  Leave a comment here telling us what you like best - yes, it's a tough choice, with so many great new products!

We'll have a random selection prizewinner from each blitz post.   The prize from my post?  It's the versatile Making Spirits Bright Clear Stamp Set. Genius Dave designed the snowflakes so they'd be great as summer flowers too...or stamp and diecut them for the  perfect centers to adorn plush felt flowers and succulents!  I'll share a blossom card featuring them that way later in the month. 

Back to Christmas cards...

Stamp the trees on white cardstock with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime, Coral, Jade and Lavender and dry the inks.  I didn't even mask them - but that's optional.  Stamp the tree overlay with VersaFine Onyx Black and emboss it with detail clear powder - I used a stamp positioner, but I'll bet you can do it freehand.  Trim the winter scene with the Stitched Oval Layer.

Stamp and emboss the snowflakes and diecut them.  Attach everything to an A-6 (4-⅝" x 6-¼") turquoise card - use foamdots for the snowflakes.  Add a trio of clear iridescent sequins.



SPECIAL THANKS too - to everyone who took yesterday's Summer Blitz class at Impress.  I appreciate it!  Thanks Ann and Shari for opening the store on the 4th of July for everyone to take the class -  get a headstart on selecting their Memory Box and Poppystamps holiday designs for the best Christmas ever.

Looking for more holiday card ideas?  Join us for the CHRISTMAS WITH MEMORY BOX class at Impress on Sunday July 10th.  We'll make 5 cards featuring the 2o16 Holiday Collection (and a few favorite classics from earlier releases).  Yes - another slider card - and sequins, glitter and felt too! 

Thanks for joining us on our blitz - enjoy the inspiration, add your comments* and have a great time.  View Laura's blitz post and the video.   You'll love her beautiful Snowflake Spectacle card, and the inspiring holiday video!  The deadline for entering your comments on each blitz post is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 10th.  Good Luck to you.

*Just a reminder about your comments...please enjoy the video, then tell us what us which of the new items featured in the video is your favorite!