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Mini Cooper Christmas!

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Mini Cooper and Wanda Guess were the inspiration for this card. I love the Mini Cooper car and I was thrilled to find this Rubber Meets the Road stamp on Ebay. I stamped the Cooper using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on Simon Says stamp #120 white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment underneath.(Merry and Bright monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp) I paired it up with a piece from Doodlebug’s “Here Comes Santa” papers (Merry and Bright monthly kit from Simon Says Stamp) and then put it all on a Lipstick Red cardstock from Simon Says Stamp after I stamped the Cooper on it with Distress Festive Berries for a nice tone on tone background. After seeing this type of tonal background on the Simon Says Stamp blog post from Wanda Guess, I had to try it with the Cooper. Tiny Tinsel and Stars from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.

I can’t wait to send out this card!

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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.