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Watts of Holiday Cheer

Watts of Holiday Cheer

Hi All!

So sorry! This post was supposed to go live yesterday but I messed up on the date! Happy Saturday!

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Watts of Occasions set. I bought this set even though I don’t need it (clearly I need everything else). I think it is a really practical set that can be used multiple times over the year. And, it’s unique.

I tried to make my focal point stand out by making the background simple. The cards I like the most are the ones that have a single area of focus, which is why I try to make my background either really subtle (when it’s not the focal point) or really bold (when it is the focal point).

I colored the tree very simply with distress markers and added some metallic to the bulb base, the star, and the rays. Here is a close-up:

Watts of Holiday Cheer

Enjoy the video!

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Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Fog panel 4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.2 x 14 cm
Black strip 1 1/4 inches 3.1 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm

Supplies:

Distress Markers used: Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Gathered Twigs

Watts of Occasions
Watts of Occasions
Hero Arts Chevron
Hero Arts Chevron
Nesting Circle Dies
Nesting Circle Dies
S.COM|BLSY
SSS Holiday Shapes
SSS Holiday Shapes
Gold Ink
Gold Ink
EH|SSS
Tim Holtz Bricked Embossing Folder
Distress Markers
AMZN|BLSY
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
EH|SSS
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
SSS Fog Ink
Fog Cardstock
Fog Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Canson Mix Media Paper
Canson Mix Media Paper
BLSY|AMZN
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Gold Glitter Paper
Gold Glitter Paper
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on October 7th, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    calex89

    Whew! I was worried yesterday when you didn’t post! So glad everything’s OK!

  2. wrote on October 7th, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Andrea

    To be honest, Darlene, I would probably not have noticed this was late if you hadn’t said so! 🙄 One of those crazy days, for sure. But hey, you’re right on time for World Cardmaking Day! 😎 I love the simplicity of the card. Seems like it would be easy to mass produce, at least on a small-ish scale. Great overall design. I was wondering where you got that ginormous block you use for background stamps? My largest block (an old one from Hobby Lobby) is still a bit too small for that. I usually either have to use my MISTI, or lay the stamp face-up on my cutting mat. I like the block idea, though, because you can flip the panel off. Anyway…. Thanks for posting this–great inspiration! Happy World Cardmaking Day! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on October 7th, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Connie

    Am very glad it was just a mechanical glitch and you’re all right! Today’s Christmas card is so unique. I love it!

  4. wrote on October 8th, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Dayse

    I for one didn’t even notice the post was later than usual. ( you could’ve gotten away with it I reckon).
    Lovely card which is simple but also very effective and looks amazing with the window that draws the eye in. The black is striking and very clean over all. Thank you for your inspiration
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