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Christmas in July!

Well, hello! I’ve been working on a card challenge with my Scrappin-n-Chattin Yahoo! group to create Christmas cards with a different prompt every day of July and thought I’d share one of my cards with you today!

Ruth - 3 RedGreenWhite

This is for the 3rd day’s prompt to create a card with just red, green and white. I used the a2 christmas tree pop dot card by Lori Whitlock . I have to admit I have a serious shaker card addiction! They are so much fun to make. Those are the delicious Doodlebug Design sequins inside (I love all the different colors and finishes their small jars of sequins have!) Two addictions combined, maybe three if you count my Silhouette machine, or four if you consider my love of traditional Christmas colors…

So, I made this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to make a shaker card in mind, but I finished too late because I was busy celebrating my daughter’s 15th birthday with her Tuesday (she chose to scrap with me – the BEST reason to miss the shaker card deadline ever!) But after checking out the next challenge found that this would work for the LET’S BE CLEAR  challenge there! Yay!

Not much else to say here. Other than I hope you’re having a fantastic summer and that you have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment to put a smile on my face!

 

Ruth

 

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Shhhh! Keep this a surprise!

I’m in Summer Card Camp 2 at Online Card Classes http://onlinecardclasses.com/summercardcamp2/. There are lots of techniques, design tips, color combinations and challenges. I was lucky enough to have won a spot and am loving it!

This week there was a great color combination, especially for making masculine cards, three great card sketches and then on day 2 there were so many different wonderful embossing techniques to try! Well, the wheels got turning and I came up with an idea for Scott’s birthday card (his birthday is the end of next week!) So, I want to post my card on my blog and into the gallery for the class in a timely fashion and hope that what I suspect is true  – Scott doesn’t read my blog ;-)!

You can't show this to Scott until after next Friday, the 26th!

You can’t show this to Scott until after next Friday, the 26th!

The embossing technique that Amber Kemp-Gerstel (http://damasklove.blogspot.com/) used takes different colors of embossing powder and creates an ombre effect. I don’t have too many colors of embossing powders, so I just used different colors of inks and clear embossing powder! Still a great effect, don’t you think?

I used Close T0 My Heart cardstock in Colonial White, Crystal Blue and Cocoa, Papertrey Ink Around & About Sentiments and Big Birthday Wishes stamp sets along with CTMH Universal Backgrounds, CTMH pigment inks in Colonial White, Pear, Olive, Crystal Blue and Cocoa, Clearsnap clear embossing powder, Sakura Pigma pen, word bubble file from Silhouette by Jamie Koay and Scotch Adhesive.

Not as ground-breaking a card as I’ve done in the past, but he’s wanting a fairly low-key 50th birthday, so I’m hoping this fits the bill for him!

I hope you enjoyed! If you have any questions please feel free to post them in the comments section below and certainly any nice comments you leave will totally make my day nicer! Thanks for visiting today and remember not to share this with Scott!

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