Merry & Bright and Distressed

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First I stamped some Ranger Gloss Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Dots & Hearts background stamp in Ranger Archival Carnation Red. On top of that I took stamps from the Simon Says Stamp Merry and Bright kit (hearts, flowers, asterisks and snowflakes) and stamped them in other bright colored Ranger Archival Inks.  After I heat set that I applied some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and buffed it out over the images.   I then stamped the gifts, Christmas tree and sentiment in black archival ink .  The polka dot paper in the kit is from Doodlebug and I cut that down and went around the edges with the Gathered Twigs. The kit was tied with a red ribbon so I cut some of that, applied Gathered Twigs to it, tied it and adhered it to the top of the tag made from Simon Says Stamp Green Apple cardstock.

Adding a winter frost

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Added some winter frost to the tiny trees with Distress collage medium and Rock Candy glitter.

Flower floral

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The flower is colored with Copic marker (image from a Copic workshop all about flowers!) and topped off with Distress Ink (vintage photo). The tag is a new heavy duty stock by Tim Holtz.  I used Distress Stain (tarnished brass, mowed lawn, crushed olive) and then stamped the Hero Arts Holiday Floral – Bold Prints over the top with Ranger’s Carnation Red Archival Ink. On top of that I added some additional Distress Ink (carved pumpkin, mowed lawn, vintage photo).

Day of the Dead – Beautiful

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I did some offset stamping of this wonderful image from Stampers Anonymous and then watercolored the image with Distress Ink. I used Distress Ink on the background and the card base and then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter over the black ink and the heart.  I colored clear sequins with Copic markers and applied them with Glossy Accents. I then spritzed with water, the image and the card base separately before putting them all together.  The sentiment inside the card is from Simon Says Stamp and it reads “Beautiful”.

I’ve added this to my Etsy shop which you can see here.

Luggage Tags

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