Holidays are Around the Corner!

Welcome back and happy Saturday! This is Rachel Kleinman with you today, and I’m going to do my best to get you in the holiday spirit!! Our local radio station has even started playing Christmas music already… subtle hint that it’s time to start the Christmas cards!

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This card was a lot of fun to make, and not TOO messy to create! I even made a bonus card I’ll share later. Here’s how this card came to life…

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I pulled out one of the brand new masks, the Christmas Stocking Fragment, laid it on some thick white cardstock, and covered it with a healthy layer of red modeling paste.

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I allowed the red paste to dry just a couple minutes, then went over it randomly with green modeling paste. Be sure to get modeling paste on the outside of the Christmas Stocking Fragment so you have a border.

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Now comes the hardest part… CAREFULLLLLLY lift up the fragments using tweezers. You can see a peek of the Ornament Fragment here too 🙂

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Once the modeling paste was completely dry, I fussy cut the stocking and ornament. I purposefully cut an extra border around the mask to make it more defined.

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Now it’s time to work on the background! I kept it simple but classic… stencils with blended ink. You really can’t go wrong with this technique. I blended a mix of greens and reds over the new TCW Woven stencil.

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Next I added this beautiful starburst image from TCW Moroccan Sun. I added it to give the stocking something to ‘rest’ on, and also to break up the red and green on the background from the red and green on the stocking.

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The “25” will work as the sentiment on the card. Again I resorted to simple inking of the numbers from Art Deco Numbers and fussy cut them. Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces! woohoo!

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The card is finished off with a light coat of glitter over the stocking and a sparkly bow.

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Now my bonus card! I took that Ornament Fragment and paired it with a simple “peace” sentiment, then matted it on black glitter cardstock.

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So I hope I’ve gotten you in the holiday spirit!… or at least reminded you that they’ll be here sooner than you know it 🙂

Rachel Kleinman

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Stencils used:

TCW 556s – Art Deco Numbers

TCW 570s – Woven

TCW 585s – Inspired Words

TCW 588 – Moroccan Sun

TCW 2095 – Ornament Fragment

TCW 2096 – Christmas Stocking Fragment

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