Thursday, August 20, 2020

Get Cracking on Christmas: Colorado Craft Company

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! ha!!




be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!

if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog for a chance to win!

and this month we were lucky enough to work with a new-to-me company: Colorado Craft Company! so exciting!
I had such a good time, I made 3 cards!


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ok, let's get onto my first card!
I started by coloring that adorable nutcracker from the Big & Bold Nutcracker
he's so cute!

I colored all of my images today with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then I fussy cut out this little guy!


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I very carefully added some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo to the hints of gold on his uniform! then once it was dry, I used the Shattered Glass - Gold foil to add some shine!
I did some ink blending in Distress Ink colors Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and then popped him up! easy peasy!

my second card uses the other images from the set!! it's such a magical background, and I really wanted it to stand out!


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I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio to ink blend! then I used more of the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo! this time I only used little dots! once it was dry, I used the Aqua foil to add some shine! 

I also added some sequin stars too!

my last card uses the adooooooorable and whimsical Whimsy World Jolly Santas stamp set!


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this guy makes me laugh!! 
I fussy cut out around him and then popped him up with foam tape! 
I used the Stitched Mountains Borders from Lawn Fawn for the background, as well as the Stitched Hillside Border dies! I used Tumbled Glass Distress Inks for the mountains themselves. and then for the sky, I used Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Mermaid Lagoon!
I also splattered some white acrylic paint on top to mimic stars!
this santa look alike he's having an awesome time in the snow!

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too, for a chance to win a prize! 
enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Loved your cards -- the Santa is terrific!

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  2. Love those touches of Deco Foil and that big nutcracker card is amazing!

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