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Fri 07

Final Day of the 2020 Christmas Release Blog Blitz
by Trina Pham

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Welcome to the last day of the 2020 Christmas release Blog Blitz.  Just like the Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder (EF) from the previous Garden Party release, I think the Snowy Forest EF would look just as beautiful with a simple stacked die cut sentiment added to it.  But it appears my teammate Donna and I thought it would also make a fun Santa scene.  She kindly allowed me to show my version while she shared two fabulous cards made with the Stitched Tree die HERE.

I started by die cutting a circle mask from Post It Note using one of the die from the Circle Basics set.  Adhered the mask to the flat side of the EF.   Using a rubber brayer, inked up the same flat side of the EF with VersaMark ink first followed by Chipped Sapphire distress ink.  Removed the mask then ran a piece of Bristol paper in the EF through my Big Shot machine.  Heat embossed the newly dry embossed piece with clear glitter embossing powder (EP) to make it all sparkly!  This is the reason for inking with VersaMark first.

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Santa is from the new Cabin Snowglobe die set.  I wanted him to appear behind the trees.  Initially, I created a DIY stamp of Santa from fun foam. I stamped Santa with black dye ink directly onto the flat side of the EF after removing the circle mask and before running it through my Big Shot, but he came out too faint.  So on this version, I die cut Santa directly from the embossed panel, then used a permanent black marker to color it, being extra careful to avoid the white branches.

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Finished off with a custom sentiment using the Vintage Varsity Mini Alphabet die from last year’s release.  Each letter was die cut twice from thick white cardstock and the top layer from the new Polished Foil paper.  Isn’t that foil paper so shiny and gorgeous? 

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Ready for today’s giveaway?  For your chance to win the Snowy Forest EF, leave a comment on this post by this Sunday, August 9, at 11:59 pm EST.  Winner will be randomly selected and be announced on this blog the following day on Monday, August 10.  Thank you for joining me.  Good luck!

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Love it!

Beautiful card! Love the shiny blue background and all the white!

What å lovely and creativ card!

that embossing folder is beyond beautiful, as is your card

Beautiful card. Great idea with Versamark and glitter. Wonderful technique with an EB.

Oh my!! I am a sucker for a fab embossing folder and this one is just awesome. Your card is amazing and thanks for the tip about the inks. I love your scene. Fabulous. Hugz

I love your card! What a beautiful EF, and I like your method of using Versa Mark Ink, Distress Ink and then embossing. I'm so glad I saved my old brayer! The quality of Memory Box's EF is wonderful!

Oh what a gorgeous and festive card! So elegant.

What a fantastic embossing folder and I love how you've inked it up and Santa and his reindeer are flying over!

This card is AMAZING!! Love it 💙

Love how you masked with the Circle. Such a cool card. It sounded like it was a lot of work and so worth it! The Foil and the Snowy Forest EF are really cool too!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

amazing card Trina, love that embossing folder and die cut :)

Your card is absolutely stunning! Love that EF!!

Wonderful card! You created a scene that epitomizes Christmas Eve and Santa's ride. Clever way to put Santa into this perfect little scene. Thanks for the inspiration!

What a stunning card, so gorgeous!! A beautiful winter scene!!

Beautiful and magical snowy scene.

Absolutely gorgeous card! So beautiful! Love the elegant detail! The color combo is fantastic as well! The embossing folder is amazing! Love love love it!

Gorgeous card! I love the trick of using Versamark first so you can emboss.

I do believe and
love this card!
The foil is so
pretty.
Carla from Utah

I love the dimensions on the embossed trees, such a feel of real snow on the branches!

Beautiful card. The double inking of the embossing folder was a brilliant idea, as was diecutting Santa and colouring him.

Absolutely gorgeous. Great attention to detail. I want this!

Very nice card I love Christmas, thank you for sharing such beautiful ideas

Fantastic card! The EF makes a beautiful scene. I especially like how you have Santa behind the trees.

Love this wonderful scene!

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