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You know I love that image! You did a nice job coloring and love the way you matted it!

I like the offset too---really brings out the colors in the colored image! and the colors just POP! Love it! TFS!

Love the stamping on the multi-frame doily & the offset mat really set off the image and pulls it all together.

Daria, these are all beautiful. I love the dies you have used - they really frame the pretty image quite well. Nice coloring too! TFS

These are all so bright and pretty! Love these, TFS :-)

These are lovely and classic. I like that the bell really appears to be metallic! I like all the bright colors you used for your card bases and the layout.

Project - Christmas in July Challenge
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Project - Christmas in July Challenge
by djc
posted 07/14/13 at 01:16 PM
Galleries: Stamping

Here are my six Christmas cards for the Winter Holiday Cards in July Challenge which replaces Cindi's Christmas All Year! Challenge this month. Since I didn't wait until the last minute this time, there's hope for even more this month. We'll see.

Challenge Blog: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/userblogpost.asp?id=72072 [twopeasinabucket.com]
Discussion Thread: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&thread_id=3242340 [twopeasinabucket.com]

CARDS:
4 1/4“ x 5 1/2”
Bazzill cardstock
Swarovski Rhinestones, Light Siam, SS16
Sakura Glue Pen (to attach the gems)

DIES:
Nellie Snellen's Multi-Frame, MFD 020, Flower
Spellbinders Nestabilities, largest circle

FOCAL IMAGE:
Hero Arts Wreath with Bells
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
96-lb. Vellum Bristol
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Zest It (for blending)
Jimmy Jen's Powder (a very old glitter my sister gave me)
At You Spica glitter pen, black

I added the glitter and dry embossing after die-cutting the image.
I wish I had some black glitter. All the Spica pen did was make the dots darker; they aren't glittery.
I dry embossed the bell's clapper, and I like the way that turned out.

After many years, I finally replaced my Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. The old one is still working, but it now looks like 2nd generation stamping compared to the new one. (See the top card in the group of six cards.)

PRISMACOLOR COLORS:
Ribbon – 923 Scarlet Lake and 924 Crimson Red
Berries – 924 Crimson Red (but covered later with glitter)
Holly Leaves – 109 Prussian Green and 912 Apple Green (one with 109 and 1096 Kelly Green)
Mistletoe Leaves – 1005 Limepeel and 911 Olive
Pine Needles – 908 Dark Green
Bells – 1921 Jade Green, 1089 Muted Turquoise, 1028 Peacock Blue, and 949 Metallic Silver

TFL.
Daria

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