Snow Day! CTD#526

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What better excuse to craft than being snowed in?  I received these Darice Snowflake Dies as a gift from a sweet friend and I love them!  Once I started, there was no stopping (kind of like the snow outside!).

I started by ink blending a background using Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink with Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes.  And you know, they are not kidding about the life-changing part!  From this day forward, I will not blend with anything else.

I finished it off with part of a Lawn Fawn sentiment and a Papertrey Ink “Snow” die.

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I had a few leftover snowflakes (and those awesome blending brushes were still on my desk), so the second card was really just made with leftovers.  I just might like it even better.

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Finally, I had a bunch of blue cardstock strips on my desk from another project so I used those, along with the negative from all the die cut snowflakes for card #3!  Added a heat embossed sentiment from WPlus9 on vellum so I wouldn’t lose the strips.

Linking this up to the Color Throwdown Challenge #526:

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Supplies Used

Darice Snowflake Dies

Lawn Fawn Winter Scripty Sentiments

PTI Wonderful Words “Snow” Die

WPlus9 Holiday Cheer Stamp Set

Wish I Were There!

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The sentiment was close but I want to be at the beach, not here in snowy Ohio!!

This week the SSS Wednesday Challenge was to make a card with a matching envelope.  I tried my hand at making an envelope from some photo-realistic paper from my stash using the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board.  I started by creating a plain envelope to use as a template so that I could get the “horizon” lined up correctly.

Then it was time to hit the beach (section of stamps) and find something to go with it.  Is it bad that I have an entire beach section of stamps? No? OK good.

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Also linking up the card to the Less is More Challenge which is water.

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Supplies Used

We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

Concord & 9th You Matter Stamp Set

Papertrey Ink Simple Seashells Stamp Set

Papertrey Ink Simple Seashells Dies

SSS Tiny Words Stamp Set

Ranger Mercury Glass Stickles