Saturday, November 25, 2017

Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

 
 
Welcome to the first ever Simply Sweet Christmas Inspiration Hop

Lesley, from Always Playing With Paper, invited her bloggy pals from The Challenge Design Team to join her in an inspiration hop focusing on LAST MINUTE SIMPLE YET SWEET Christmas cards or tags.  If you need some last-minute inspiration, you've come to the right place!

Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
 
 
 
I began my card by cutting an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") panel of Bristol Smooth paper.  I used washi tape to tape off an area @ 1 5/8" x 5 1/2".  I used the beautiful snowflakes from Pink & Main's Flurries stamp set.  I ran my anti-static tool over the area, then used VersaMark Ink to stamp the snowflakes.  I used WOW Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder to heat emboss the snowflakes.  Next, I sponged Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks over the snowflakes.  I spattered some water drops over the inks and then dried them using a paper towel.  I also used the towel to wipe off any ink from the snowflakes.  I stamped the sentiment using the Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink and finished my card by added a few clear sequins.  This was a very quick and easy card.  If you have a MISTI you can place all of the snowflake stamps on the tool and stamp them all at one time, and the distress oxide inks blend so easily on the Bristol paper.
 
Please hop along and be sure to visit each of the blogs.  There's lots of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

 
Anita Madden  (You are Here)

 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!
 
Hugs, Anita
 

23 comments:

  1. Anita, this is beautiful! I'm smitten with your beautiful colored snowflake panel!

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  2. Gorgeous card! The snowflake strip is stunning and really pops against all the white.

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  3. love your oxide inking!! TFS Anita your cards are always so fabulous! :D

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  4. This is so beautiful! Love that vibrant color.

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  5. Wow, Anita! This is so pretty and fresh! I never think to do this technique but I want to try it as it is stunning with snowflakes!! Beautiful colour choices too my friend!

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  6. Sp pretty! Love the colors behind the snowflakes!!

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  7. What lovely colors! The snowflakes are so crisp and pretty against the bright inks!

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  8. Love your card with the pretty non-traditional colors.

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  9. Great card Anita! I love the masked and inked panel!

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  10. Lovely, Anita! Those colours look amazing together.

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  11. So pretty and colorful, Anita!

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  12. Beautiful flurries that you have created, Anita!

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  13. Anita this is such a gorgeous card! I love these snowflakes with these pretty blues and purples!

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  14. I LOVE those pretty snowflakes against the blue background! Really adorable card!

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  15. I love this classic design, Anita! Your sponging skills are fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the sentiment.

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  17. Beautiful, Anita! Perfect for mass production!!

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  18. Anita, this is a gorgeous card, and it's perfect for mass producing it! I love the colors you've using, and the embossing snowflakes are fabulous! Hugs, sweet friend!!

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  19. Oh, I love the teal and purple combination for this wintry theme card!!! Great easy to create card for this inspiration challenge.

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  20. Oooh, the vivid colors really make an impact on this CAS card!

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  21. Beautiful clean and simple card!!

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