Well, it's about time for me to start Christmas cards. I'm a little behind most bloggers. I've had this set Berry Christmas since September, but it's hard for me to get in the mood when I enjoy Halloween so much.
Thursday always seems to be quiet for me and a great day to to some challenges. I have a few more to try but Karen's always seems to go to the top of my list. I think it's because she uses such clean lines and it can make for a quick card. I still struggle with card sketches more than color challenges, but with repetition it has become easier. So, get out there and try some challenges!The one slight adjustment I've made to Karen's directions is the size. She recommends a 6 1/2" square folded in half. Well, that card is just a tad tall to fit into my envelopes. So, I cut the top down by 1/8". Hardly worth mentioning, just check out your envelopes before you give yours a try.I'm lovin' the new Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has just a little bit of shimmer to it. Speaking of shimmer, I almost for got to mention. I sprayed my Ruby Red cardstock with the Stampin' Up! Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. It is so GORGEOUS! I don't know if it will show up but it makes any color cardstock you spray it on look like shimmer paper! The trick is mixing about 1/2 teaspoon shimmer paint with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Initially the paper curls but it's amazing how quickly it dries and how it goes back to lying flat. LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE!
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