Sunday, November 29, 2015

CDD Christmas Linky Party - Merry Christmas

Hello and Happy Monday! 

Today is the start of a new Linky Party! The Theme is Make it Sparkle. Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at the Craftin Desert Diva's blog. I hope you will play along with us and share your projects with the Make it Sparkle theme! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3 so you have a chance to win a prize! The more times you join us, the better your chances!

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Here is my project:

To start, I die cut a scrap of My Mind's Eye Shimmer Cardstock in Imperial Red with the largest scallop die from the Stitched in Circles Dies set. Next, I used the wreath die from that set to die cut vellum and white paper and adhered them to the red paper using Multi Medium Matte.

After that, I clear heat embossed the bottom half of the birdhouse and blended Ground Espresso Distress Ink into the paper, fussy cut the Home Sweet Home sign on the birdhouse and set it aside.

Next, I second generation stamped the bird house and the bird with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colored the images with various Copic markers. Using my craft knife, I cut the holes out of the birdhouse. 

After I was done, I fussy cut the images, used foam tape to mount the sign on the birdhouse and made the bird look like he was perching on the sign.

For the card base, I started by blending Festive Berries Distress Ink into the bottom of the card and fading it upwards. When the Distress Ink was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment, Merry Christmas, from the stamp set, Tis The Season, using white embossing powder from Hero Arts.

For the finishing touches, I adhered a scrap of tinsel ribbon around the card base and popped the scalloped circle up with foam tape over the ribbon. I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over parts of the images and used a red Wink of Stella glitter pen to draw sparkly red dash lines all the way around the card and I was done!

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Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


  1. Your card is absolutely stunning! i saw it over at the Craftin Desert Diva Blog and needed to come here to let you know. Awesome design and colouring. I LOVE it! Creative regards from stempelfrida

    1. Thank you so much for visiting with your kind words! You're very kind. Hugs! :))