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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Cards & NEW Technique

Close to My Heart was generous enough this year to share with their independent consultants a quick card workshop guide on how to create two darling holiday greeting cards. So I created them and then I created one card substituting it with a Penguin stamp only available for purchase to hostesses using a new technique. I really enjoyed making the cards from the Sparkle & Shine Greeting Card Workshop. So if you like these greeting cards and would like to receive a copy of this guide for free just email me and I'd be happy to send it out to you.

To recreate these cards you will need the following supplies:
  1. Santa Claus stamp set, C1567
  2. Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet, X7176B
  3. Juniper Exclusive Ink Pad, Z2165
  4. Ruby Exclusive Ink Pad, Z2170
  5. Whisper Exclusive Ink Pad, Z2172
  6. Red Shimmer Trim, Z1848
  7. Sparkles Clear Flourish- Small, Z1812
  8. White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes, Z1473
  9. My Acrylic Block 1" x 1", Y1000
  10. My Acrylic Block 2" x 2", Y1003
  11. My Acrylic Block 2" x 6" Y1010
  12. Cricut Artbooking Collection, Z1906
There's one tip that's not included in the guide that I'd like to share with you. When cutting your pieces to coordinate with the Santa Stamp on the Cricut use the REAL DIAL feature/button on your machine. Otherwise, you cut pieces will be to small to stamp on.
Also, the Daisy White cardstock where my penguin was stamped on is measured at 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" so substitute this measurement instead of 1 1/8" for the "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment.

So I've added three more products that are not included in the supply list to create this card. I used Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape,the Wintery Wishes Hostess Reward Stamp-C1580, and Liquid Applique. As you may already have noticed, I used washi tape in the inside/bottom of the card.
Have you ever used Liquid Applique? No, filled the area on your cardstock with the contents from this tube by squeezing the sides. Using a heat tool proceed to heat liquid until it rises. Be careful, you can burn the embossed liquid.
I think Liquid Applique is a great way to make 3D snow on your cards. I also like using it on bunny tails, snow covered roof tops, Santa's hat, and snowballs of course. If you are considering purchasing this stock up now, it will soon be discontinued by the next Idea Book, January 2014 will be your last chance to stock up.
I hope you try this new technique to your winter projects. Feel free to share here.

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