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Happy weekend!! I'm glad to get some time in the craft studio this morning! Today I'm sharing a card for Marcia's October challenge at CAS Christmas - use gray and red - so fun!!
The village stamp was a Taylored Expressions gift with purchase for October so I doubt the link I listed will work beyond this month. I've seen TE offer some of the previous year's gifts, though, so the village might come back in 2022. The Santa sleigh stamp was a gift from TE too - not sure if it was part of a set or a former stand alone stamp. I named it On Dasher, On Dancer because TE currently offers a die in this design.
Before stamping the village I masked off the bottom since the silhouette has more ground than I wanted to ink. I also used a negative circle mask to sponge a soft gray moon. My mask slipped a bit but I just went with it. Very quick and easy one layer - perfect for mass production! One could add stars etc but I kept it simple.
In case you're wondering about the paper Christmas tree, I created it last year in an online Concord and 9th class - if you missed my post about it, go HERE.
That's it for today friends! I'm also adding my card to Darnell's October NBUS Challenge since my village and sleigh are new. And to Watercolor Wednesday where Helen hosts All About Occasions. Thanks to all for the fun challenges and to you for visiting!
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Happy WCMD everyone!! I'm visiting my parents today and brought some vintage cards from the 1950s to upcycle with my mom. Not sure of the brand since the box top was missing but they were so pretty and in great condition! I can't remember if I got them from my maternal grandmother or one of her sisters but one of them bought them in the '50s and never used them! I die cut a bunch of them using the Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Set by A Jillian Vance Design. We embellished with some gems from JoAnn's and some sentiment strips from Simon Says Stamp.
First - here's my mom's set:
Next - a few I made. I'm not sharing them all but I made 3 more for a total of 10 that Mom & Dad can mail out this holiday season.
Here's Mom working diligently with glue. She needed some help with the small bits like gems she wanted to add.
And here's a selfie of Mom & I - barely got the cards in there, oh well...
I enjoyed sharing my card making with Mom! Hope you had a wonderful WCMD too!! If you're looking for my September Card Chain reveal post, go HERE. Thanks for stopping!!