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A Wish for Peace

More the Merrier - Brilliant Snowmen!

Hi Everyone.  Happy Thursday night and welcome to Jaydee's SU stampin spot!  Tonight's card is from one of my favorite sets.  Back when the mini catalog was released, I borrowed my upline's the More the Merrier Hostess level 3 set.  However, seeing Tiffany's card when I was doing the stamping411 challenges this week, I decided I had waited enough and that I had to have the set. 

I used the Clean and Simple sketch challenge #39 on splitcoaststampers.  I love doing the CAS challenges and - don't ask me why - decided that I really wanted to use Brilliant Blue!  It all started when I decided to color the buttons on the snowmen in blue.... and just evolved from there.  Talking about splitcoaststampers.... my vintage inspired Home for Christmas card was chosen as the Stampin Up Only gallery  featured upload card!  I was, to use an English expression - totally gobsmacked!  But thrilled:-)

CAS39v2

Card recipe:

  • In my box of goodies that arrived yesterday, was the snowflake window sheet.  I've been dying for an excuse to use it, and this layout just seemed perfect.  It fits into the clean and simple because it provides an element but doesn't detract from the central image.
  • I stamped the image in StazOn onto watercolor paper.  I inked pieces of the image and then stamped the "be merry" sentiment from the Short and Sweet set. 
  • I then used my Versamark pen to prepare a place for the Iridescence Ice embossing powder.  Just to give a little bling.
  • The final pieces were the Whisper White organza ribbon - which I cut into points to draw attention to the snowmen! 
  • A large half pearl from the pretties kit finished off the card.  Jaydee Tip.... I love using the half pearls, because sometimes the ribbon just doesn't get a good knot and I find it distracts me!  So, putting a half pearl there covers that up!

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As always, thank you so much for visiting my area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits are always appreciated - as are your comments.  Like all bloggers, comments keep us going!  If you have any questions on any of the projects on my blog - just send me an email.

I hope you get to spend time doing the things you love - with those you love the most.  Tomorrow, my DH comes home - so I will get to do things with someone I love :-)

Peace and blessings

Jaydee

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Patricia Hoffman

I would have never thought to use red, white and blue for a Christmas Card, but you have done it very well. Love the pearl on the ribbon and the Snowflake paper in the background, adds just the right touch. Lovely card. You are very talented. This is my first stop here, but I am sure that I will be back often. TFS. Have a wonderful stamping day.

Trish in Wisconsin

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