Christmas, Darkroom Door, Tutorials

29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #16

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There is a huge range of ‘tree’ dies around now and this one by Tim Holtz is one of my favourites.  It is so easy to make a veritable forest of Christmas trees!

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Start the card by stamping some dictionary paper with the Darkroom Door Flourish background stamp using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.

Paint with Silks pearlescent paint in Love Struck.

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Diecut a pair of trees using Tim Holtz die and edge branches with glitter.

Add a greeting from Darkroom Door Stitched Christmas set, raised on some foam tape.

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29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #15

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Are you ready for another time consuming card? I thought I would show you a pretty, glittery one to celebrate half way point of my challenge.  This one is a little fiddly but the rolling part can easily be done in front of the telly.

Ages ago there were masses of different projects circulating around Pinterest which featured rolls of pattered paper in varying configurations. It gave me an idea for this rolled Christmas card.

Select a bunch of scraps that will work together. Sketch a tree shape onto some scrap paper so you have a basic plan to aim for. Start tearing and rolling and gluing until you have enough ‘rolls’ to create the tree shape, don’t forget shorter pieces for a trunk!

Add a little glue to the ends and dip into glitter. Arrange into shape, sprinkle a some extra glitter around the tree.

Add a Merry Christmas greeting and a pretty, sparkly card is ready for mailing.

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29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #8

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How are you doing today? Brisbane has put on a wonderful Spring weekend and I’ve spent both days at local artisan markets.  Saturday was one run in our beautiful Brisbane City Hall by BrisStyle – I volunteer for the organisation so enjoyed a few hours welcoming visitors to the markets. It is such a fun joy and I get to talk about Brisbane, BrisStyle and our great city and buildings all morning!

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On Sunday I visited the Finders Keepers Market – a huge artisan market run here twice a year. I couldn’t help be inspired after looking at all the wonderful artisan handmade products.

Now for a pair of cards to share with you this evening – both feature stamps by Darkroom Door.

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Enjoy your week!