Hi friends! Merry Christmas In July! Today, some super talented crafty friends have gathered to do a “Christmas in July” version of Jenn Shurkus’s Cracking on Christmas series. (You can read all about the details of Jenn’s series here!) Basically, she and some seriously talented crafty ladies get a jump on their holiday cardmaking all.year.long. Smart, right? And this month, I and several other crafters are joining them!
For my project today, I wanted something that was full of bright, saturated color but would also be fairly easily mailed…. ink blending seemed the obvious choice. I absolutely love the Snowflake Confetti cover plate from Hero Arts, so I cut one from some plain white card stock, then blended Antigua, Ocean, and Indigo dye inks (all from Hero Arts and linked below). I absolutely LOVE this color combination… unexpected, but soothing for a peaceful holiday card, right? I also spritzed some Hero Arts Iridescent Shimmer Spray onto another panel of white card stock, then layered the blended cover plate die cut over the top.
For my greeting, I created a dimensional “peace” die cut by cutting the Peace Stamp & Cut three times from navy blue card stock, then adhering them together. I stamped the rest of the greeting onto thin strips of white card stock and popped them up using dimensional foam adhesive. The final step was to add some shimmer pen to the die cut “peace” and some sparkly sequins.
Well, that’s all for this post! I hope this hop will inspire you to get “cracking” on your own holiday cards… I know I certainly need to get moving on mine!! Here are the links to my fellow blog hoppers:
Susan Opel (posting on Jenn’s site)
Emily Midgett<— you are here!
Chari Moss says
Your ink blending is on point! Love the colors you picked and it looks amazing with the snowflakes cut out of it! 🙂 Thanks for joining us!
I love the colors you chose for your ink blending. And those snowflakes are amazing.
Beautiful card. It really expresses peace with those beautiful blended colors and snowflake cut outs. That is a great die.
kathleen dumpert says
Wow I hadn’t seen that beautiful coverplate die before, love how you used it.
beautiful card, Emily!
Fun and elegant, I love it!
Cassandra Macvicar says
This card is lovely. I just bet when the light hits it, it shines beautifully! 🙂
Gorgeous, simple and gorgeous.
Dee Earnshaw says
gorgeous card – LOVE the colors:)
Your card is gorgeous.
Cindy Thick says
I love the blue blending and snowflake cut outs.
Dana M says
Super cute card! I love non-traditional colors for Holiday cards.
Leslie Kiley says
Great card! This is getting me ready for starting my own Christmas cards! Thank you
Julie Booker says
I love this card. Such beautiful colours. I’ve already started my Christmas cards
Teri W says
Love your color choices!
Cindy C. says
Wow gorgeous ombre effect!!
Marisela Delgado says
Such a great card
Mary-Anne V says
Your absolutely right about that colour combination…so pretty and peaceful.
Sue D says
Beautiful–I like the snowflakes and the peaceful colors.
Andre M. says
Love this cute and simple design. Thanks for the inspiration.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful card! Love the ombre coloring and those pretty snowflakes!
Beverly Jordan says
Such dreamy blues and greens! Gorgeous!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Oh my goodness !! This is such a fantastic card !! I love the depth on it !!
Maegan Hendricks says
Love this snowflake confetti die!
Also I always stop on your Instagram pics to cover your pens 😍
It’s not weird at all, I promise.
Lydia Fiedler says
Oh those heavenly blues!!