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Swooshy Trees (and some news)

Swooshy Trees

Hi All,

I’m calling this “swooshy” because of the watercolor technique I used on the trees. I used the same Starry Night Background die I used on THIS CARD. Such a great die!

I used Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder for the star. I love it because it’s such a delicate gold:

Swooshy Trees

I’m throwing in a few holiday cards here and there until the big wave comes, lol!

As far as news goes… I added a new module to the site at the top of the right margin. There are so many times I want to tell you something, but I don’t want to write a whole post and bother you with email notifications and all that. So, I added this little area to post announcements and news. Just glance over there periodically.

One other bit of news is about the birthday groups that were launched on Monday. I have completed processing all requests to date, so you should now be able to see your birthday group if you have joined the program. Please check your group to (1) make sure you see the other members and (2) confirm your name, birthday, and mailing address is correct.

Guess what… I have a product review video lined up for distress crayons next week. I’m super-excited about this one. Okay, I think that’s it for now. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic sketch markers used: n/a

Starry Night Background
Starry Night Background
EH|SSS
Perfect Pines Framelits
Perfect Pines Framelits
Retro Christmas
Retro Christmas
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Pine Needles Distress Ink
Pine Needles Distress Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
BLSY|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
SSS Vellum
SSS Vellum
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
BLSY|AMZN
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Sizzix Rubber Pad
Sizzix Rubber Pad
EH|SSS
Sizzix Impression Pad
Sizzix Impression Pad
EH|SSS
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
EH|SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Jan

    I love the contemporary look, Darlene! I can’t wait to see the Distress Crayon product review next week!

  2. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Connie

    The swoosh technique is really effective. I just ordered the Twisted Citron ink so I can CASE your card. I’ve stayed away from Vellum for some reason but plan to give it a try especially since I also love my Starry Night die/embossing folder you used.. However, I have Stampin Up vellum. I wonder if it will work as well as the ones you use. Only time will tell! I too am interested in what you have to say about the Distress Crayons on your video. I’ve hardly used mine, preferring my Faber-Castell Gelatos. Maybe I’m not using them correctly. We’ll see!

  3. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 8:56 am

    ben9903

    Love your swooshy Christmas trees! I love Christmas cards – they are by far my favorite to make. I wanted to ask you about the fine tip on your Matte Medium. It doesn’t look like the one Jennifer McGuire uses. Yours looks slightly wider. Where did you get it? Thanks for sharing!!

    • wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Carol Mac

      Yup…I would like to know too. I have the other one and I think it is too small and when the glue gets down about half way, it is really hard to squeeze! ?

    • wrote on September 25th, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Actually, someone gave it to me a long time ago and I don’t have the packaging. It has a ball-tipped pin (like you use for sewing) as its top.

  4. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Bertie

    Love the swooshy look. And a great use for vellum. I tend not to use it at all. Now is a good time to try as I have all the product. Great card.

  5. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Glenismaree

    I love the swooshy look. I also love all the colours you used on the tree. I have all of those colours so I can’t wait to give this a go. Thanks Darlene.

  6. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Cheryl

    Im also interested in the type of tip you use. The one I bought is so hard to use.

  7. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Becka

    Nice card. Like the swooshy technique!!

  8. wrote on September 23rd, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    stampinspicer

    Love how your trees turned out!

  9. wrote on September 24th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    stitcherbeth

    I really love this card. I’m looking forward to the distress crayons. I am wondering how they will compare to the watercolor crayons that Stampin’ Up used to carry, I have them and have really enjoyed them.

  10. wrote on September 24th, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Diana

    Another winner. Your designs are always wonderful.

  11. wrote on September 25th, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Carol Mac

    Hi Darlene, just a thought…if you added perfect pearls, wouldn’t that be pretty? The water color is so soft looking, the PP would make it look like velvet. I bought this set from the clearance rack a long time ago and finally took it out yesterday to use it! Thanks for another idea!?

    • wrote on September 28th, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes, good idea, Carol!

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