Saturday, November 7, 2020

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Happy Saturday my friends. I woke up this morning to find myself another year older, another year wiser but sadly only one of those statements is true. My head thinks I'm still 21 but my body knows better and hey, I'm just thankful that I've made it this far. I'm looking forward to spending my birthday at the best party in town, tonight over at Tim and Mario's place and the fun begins at 6.00pm if you're in the UK. I hope to see you there, I'll bring cake. In the meantime, I'm sharing another card made with the Holiday Words background from Simon Says Stamp Holly Jolly release and you can check out all the fabulous stamps, stencils and dies from this release HERE.

I began by trimming Neenah Desert Storm card to 4" x 5.1/4". I fixed Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheet in my stamp platform to hold the card in place. I turned the Holiday Words Background sideways so that the text would be horizontal and stamped on the card, inked with Simon Says White Pigment ink and dried with my heat tool. I die-cut Simon Says Stitched Slopes from Distress Watercolor card and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium to hide the empty areas at the bottom. I stamped the trees from Simon Says Gnome for the Holidays inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival ink.
I inked the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text Christmas with Versamark ink, stamped on to scraps of Simon Says Schoolhouse Red Cardstock, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder and die-cut using Simon Says Nested Banners. I die-cut the Village house from Simon Says Schoolhouse Red cardstock, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium and popped the sentiments up on Sizzix Foam Adhesive to create Dimension.
I die-cut 2 Simon Says Kate Snowflakes from Distress Watercolor card, fixed one in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium over the snowflake, sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes and once it had dried, added another snowflake on top.
I also added Distress Mica Flakes on the snowbank around the sentiment for some Christmas sparkle.
I inked the edge of the panel with Ground Espresso Distress ink using a mini round blending tool and fixed to an A2 white card blank.
I'll be back on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, happy weekend everyone.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Have a lovely birthday - sending you a birthday hug.

  2. This is so lovely gorgeous background and l like the red x

  3. Happy Birthday Kath, yes, I know what you mean about the mind has one idea and the body a completely different idea...LOL. You bring the cake and I'll bring the ice time today...yay!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! Love the card, the simplicity in the colors, your special touch with the design. I appreciate all of your work and talent.

  5. Happy birthday for yesterday Kath, I hope you enjoyed every moment. I love this card, its not just a wonderful design, its perfect for posting.xx


  6. a little late Kath but still Happy birthday. I hope you had a nice day!
    Your card is beautiful as allways!


  7. Lovely Christmas card! Happy Birthday!

  8. Lovely card that pop of red is very effective x


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