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Thu 07

We wish you a twinkling Christmas!


I was so excited to see the new What's in The Box stamps, dies and papers! I loved the serene feel to this lovely landscape.  I created a small video on how to create the twinkling H2O background.    Here is the video:

I created two different backgrounds in the video.  My first card uses the main background and the second card uses the second background. 

Recipe for card #1:

  1. Create background piece using Twinkling H2O's. Let dry.
  2. Stamp Autumn Tree Landscape E1805 using Ranger Black Archival Ink onto background.
  3. Accent trees and ground with white gel pen to add touches of snow.
  4. Accent moon with yellow watercolor pencil and glue pen and fine glitter.
  5. Add touch of glitter snowfall to ground.
  6. To create the frame: Die cut four pieces of white cardstock using the Meridian die. Cut to size and frame out image.
  7. The card is cut from soiree cardstock in a z-fold card. Layered with Yuletide papers and white cardstock.

The second card uses the spotty background:


  1. Stamp Vintage Christmas Words G1797 Image using StaZon - Vibrant Violet on Twinkling H2O background.
  2. Stamp Elegant Damask randomly  using violet ink.
  3. Stamp Crystal Snowflake using Versamark on Acetate. Heat emboss using silver embossing powder. Cut out.
  4. Stamp Christmas Ticket C1782 using Versamark on white cardstock. Heat emboss using silver embossing powder.
  5. Stamp Graceful Deer 98152 using Versamark on white cardstock. Heat emboss using silver embossing powder.
  6. Accent everything with the lovely Memory Box Jewels.
  7. Distress edges of background using distressing tool. 
  8. Assemble card and add purple tulle.

Don't forget to stop back later, as there will be a lovely project from Debbie. 



These cards are so beautiful! I love the new stamps, and this technique is great! Thanks.

Both cards are just beautiful Suzz. Love the idea of the H2O's with salt. Will be trying this

Beautiful cards! Just stunning and I loved the video, so nice to hear your voice Sue!

Gorgeous cards! I love your colors! Will have to try out the H2Os with salt technique! I'm excited with all the great new stamps and can't wait to see more! Autumn Tree Landscape is lovely!

Twinkling H2Os are so fun - the backgrounds for your two cards really
sets off the new stamps. Thansk for the video.

Love the overstamping! It looks wonderful on your beautiful card.

Both cards are beautiful! There's that vintage words stamp again...so versatile!! Love that deer, too!

Beautiful cards! Love the colors of the background you used on the first card. Perfect background for the stamp.

Awesome video, love that technique! I creates such a beautiful effect!

Love the card! Thanks for the video and the tip about the salt. I love the H2Os and need to take mine out and start playing with them again.

I love both these cards! It is so great to see such beautiful examples of how to make great backgrounds that fit the stamps so well.

Beautiful cards! Love the two different looks from the two pages.

I agree 110% with everyone - your cards and beautiful and the twinklings are awesome.

Tonight at Prairie Art Stamps and Supplies in Springfield, IL, Linda Broom will be teaching a card class using these very products! Terri, the store owner, has already placed another order...and just think, more to come from CHA in a couple of weeks!

Absolutely gorgeous cards Suzz.

what wonderful backgrounds and cards. So "cool" for this summer heat and humidity...can hardly wait to try the new techniques...thanks!

absolutely beautiful!

These are both beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique!

Always nice to see special techniques. Connie

Just gorgeous --

I like the purple and silver color combinations - -a new look to traditional Christmas colors - -really beautiful!

I love Twinkling H2Os! Thank you for showing us how you made your backgrounds. They are perfect with your cards.

Beautiful Sue! The background is luscious, I love the touch of glitter you added for snow. And the lacy border is so pretty.

I would have never thought of using purple for Christmas...I LOVE it! You have defiantly inspired me.

Thanks for the video. A picture is worth a thousand words. Beautiful card.

beautiful winter scene with the memory box stamps and twinkling h2os. Love it

Fantastic technique to use with H2O's...love, love,love the cards...thank you!!!

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