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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. 



Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for the H20 video.

this makes me long for cool days and cold nights. lovely

I've been in love with the new graceful deer stamp since it was first teased on facebook and your website. I can't wait to see all the new goodies because all of these beautiful designs are providing lots of inspiration!

Love the backgroung on these two cards. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the demo

SO beautiful!

Beautiful cards, love your backgrounds and wonderful stamped images. Tracy x

Wow! What lovely cards..! Thanks for reminding us of a great background technique.

Both your cards are gorgeous Sue. Thoroughly enjoyed the video and I can now put a voice to the face which is lovely.

Lesley Xx

This card is beautiful! I love working with H20's!! I can't wait to watch your video! Love these new dies and papers:)

Thanks for the great video, love your color mixture and I need to get some purple tulle, loved that on your card.

Beautiful cards - wonderful video tutorial! Love the reindeer embellie!

These cards are not only pretty, they look like fun to make!

Love the background colours and sparkle on your scene card!

Beautiful artwork!

Thanks for the technique lesson. Love the card.

Gorgeous use of those Twinks. I'll have to pull mine out to play now, cause there's never time when getting ready for Christmas!

I love your beautiful twinkling backgrounds! Thanks for the video tutorial. Can't wait to try it out.

What gorgeous colors. Loved the video. On my way to my "studio" to start playing! Keep up the GREAT ideas......Thanks...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the H20 technique.

Love the colors and neat background!

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