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Christmas in July 2020 – Day 24

Happy Friyay!

Welcome to Day 24 of Christmas in July! I didn’t have much time to craft today so I created a very quick and simple card using the beautiful Christmas Wonderland die by Penny Black. I used a stencilled background I created sometime ago – so grateful I didn’t throw it out when I didn’t use it on a project! The sentiment is from a set by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is either nature or anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 23

Hello All!

Welcome to Day 23 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette (orange, green and yellow) is not a typical festive palette but I made it work using my new Birch Press Design Radiant Ornament die set. I added a layer of holographic card behind the ornament – love the shimmery effect!

Looking at the card now, I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the green distress inks!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 20

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 20 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used the lovely Honey Been Stamps Let it Snow set. I have had this for a couple of years, but I haven’t actually used it before! I don’t know what’s taken me so long – that snowman is such a cutie, isn’t he? I used a Gemini 3D embossing folder for the background and to complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 16

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 16 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a colour challenge – all white. Only black is allowed for the sentiment.

You would not believe the issues I had with this card! I knew I wanted to use the Holiday Mistletoe die from Poppystamps, but the background was a NIGHTMARE! I tried a dry embossed background, a background stamped with white snowflakes, and the Simon Says Stamp Sketched frame die. Nothing felt ‘right’ to me. Then I decided to dry emboss the frame. And the issues continues – the Gemini cut through some of the die, then crinkled the card and then my purple tape took a layer of cardstock when I peeled it off. Argh! Finally I got an impression that was OK. but wonky, so I cut down the panel and adhered that to the card base. After adding the beautiful die cut and a Mama Elephant sentiment, I applied some clear Nuvo drops. I was so worried that I was going to smudge them after all my problems. But I didn’t! Phew!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 14

Hello again everyone!

So last Saturday, I was making a card for a sketch challenge, but couldn’t quite bring myself to cut up the background I coloured and I ended up going with something else. So, today, I used that background – with minimal cutting!

I heat embossed the pretty Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia background stamp and coloured it using my twinkling H2O paints. I splattered some gold dots and adhered it to a metallic gold panel. To complete my card, I added a die cut sentiment from Winnie & Walter.

I’m entering this into the current Inspirational challenge where the theme is painting or colouring.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 11

Happy Saturday everyone!

Welcome to Day 11 of  Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along the Freshly Made Sketches challenge – they have such a cool sketch this week, I really had to think about how I would interpret it!

In the end, I heat embossed the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Leaves and Berries background stamp and masked off two triangles before applying Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I used water to lift some of the ink from the leaves and berries and then added a die cut sentiment, also by Simon Says Stamp, to complete my take.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.