Golden Dear

Hey there! Popping in today to share a card inspired by the brand new challenge  Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #1.  I just can’t get over how insanely gorgeous this little bit of paper inspiration is and have been thinking about it for days! The washed out neon colors, stars, fringe and all the little bits. Probably could have made 3 cards but just channeled it all into one for lack of time.

Don’t you agree?! I’m kind of a sucker for anything with a boho feel.

I pulled out a Prima stencil and spritzed on 3 shades of Colorbox Sprays! by Stephanie Barnard + some shimmery golden Smooch Spritz. The embellies are either scraps off my desk or bits and pieces of January’s Swag Bag from Paper Issues. (Such a great deal for only $10, wink wink 😉 )

See you soon!

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The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 10 & 11

Hello and welcome back to day 10 and 11 of my holiday card series! We have had a few unexpected things come up so I haven’t been able to post on time the last couple days. Sorry about that!

Day 10’s card features a simple trick but one I always forget about – stamping onto dark or colored cardstock. I love the way the white and silver pigment inks *pop* off the blue paper to create a completely different look than the regular ink on white.

The wreath stamp is from Hero Arts; the berries, bow and sentiment from PTI’s Bells & Boughs. Both older sets. I don’t know why but sometimes it seems like I need to hold onto a stamp set for awhile (in this case a year or two!) before putting it to proper use. It just sits there and is admired on the shelf – what a shame! Does anyone else do that too?!

Here’s a set however that was just too good to leave sit – one that saw ink in the very same week it arrived! Wow, I know! This is day 11.

I am a sucker for all things nature inspired but especially animal mounts. We see deer all the time here (so often in fact one cracked my radiator just a few weeks back) so it’s not some sort of rare thing, just something that is striking.

Because this set of images looks so nice on it’s own, a CAS card seemed in order, with the help of a few Colorbox Premium Dye Inks. Gorgeous, vibrant color every time.

And that’s all for today. Will be back tomorrow with one final post!

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors
Day 5: Plaid
Day6: Pink & Woodgrain
Day 7: Rainbow Colors
Day 8: Merry & Bright
Day 9: Embossed Dies