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12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops 8!
Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving, some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing
And don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets you can find them HERE.
This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Flower Soft and The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog design teams! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas,
starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!
I always love snowflakes of any kind and size so I wanted to use this great set of Christmas themed stamps that includes a couple snowflakes. The patterned papers are brand new from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Another thing I love to go along with snowflake images is the color blue and notice how I paired these prints with the green for my card base.
I stamped the circle frame image on white cardstock with Versafine Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. This piece was punched out with a circle punch and matted with a slightly larger black punched circle and then matted again with a slightly larger, scallop circle punch.
Now I generously filled the middle of my white, framed circle with the Aleene's Tacky Glue and sprinkled on the Polar Ice Flower Soft. I am pretty sure the white is my favorite of the Flower Soft colors, you can't find a better look for "snow". The snowflake was also stamped with the black ink and embossed with the clear embossing powder. I colored portions of it with a couple shades of blue Copic markers and then sprayed the entire piece with a blue Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. I cut out the snowflake image and attached it to my Flower Soft circle with foam tape for added dimension.
Now for a tip: I read this one time, I think on the JustRite blog and it has helped me so much. When you use JustRite stamps and use a center image and a frame image in the sets they come in, these can be stamped very successfully. However, sometimes I like to use the middle images alone, especially the words and I could not figure out how to stamp these without black ink on the edges. The tip that I read is to trim these stamps to take off those excess areas of rubber. These stamps have ridges on the back side so that they work with the JustRite blocks and I would have thought that trimming them would not have been a good idea but it works perfectly and makes these stamps so much easier to stamp a great image of. My photo gives you an idea of what this looks like.
Now for the hop. Here is the entire list but from here you can hop on over to Deb's blog.
JustRite Design Team:
Flower Soft Design Team:
The Shabby Tea Room Design Team:
Before I go, I just have to share some photos from our weekend. This was our third pumpkin patch visit this season! We are usually lucky to get to one but with a 2 1/2 year old grandson, pumpkin patch visits are FUN!
This was a hay bale maze, where you go until you run into dead ends. Well, dead ends were no problem, he would just crawl up on the hay bales and walk on top of them!Throwing handfulls of hay was also a fun activity!
This is a pumpkin patch with an ocean view!!! Beyond those palm trees is more farm land and then the coast. The pumpkin patch goes up a hill so I was standing up the hill abit.
I loved these pumpkins with their long, skinny stems. Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
MERRY & BRIGHT card
Stamps – Whimsical Christmas and Christmas Nested Sentiments/JustRite stamps
Polar Ice Flower Soft
Tacky glue – Aleene’s
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Something for Everyone collection/Nikki Sivils
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Scallop circle and circle punches – PaperShapers
Border punch – Recollections
Chalkboard spray – Tattered Angels
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Foam tape – 3M