This month for the FSDivas' blog hop the theme is Christmas in July! I saw a card in the Fun Stampers Journey Holiday Mini Catalog that I just love! If you have your copy of Journey Holidays, just turn to page 31 and you'll see my inspiration. If you don't have a copy of the catalog, you can view it online by heading to my FSJ Shop and clicking on Catalog in the menu bar.
To make the background, I used Color Splashes in Cool Pool and Turbo Teal and put a few drops on a large, acrylic block. I spritzed water on it and swirled the colors around by moving the block. Then you place your paper on top of the blog and press down. I tried not to press too close to the edge of my block. This might be confusing to explain via blog, so maybe I'll make a video! I also want to make this card for my Holidays Workshop that will be in September. ;)
When it dried, I sprinkled some Silver Silk to give it more shimmer! The Turbo Teal Color Splash has some shimmer to it as well and I just think they compliment each other so well.
I stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice and using the coordinating Christmas die, cut out the image along with a snowflake. Using Journey Glaze and Sparkle Cuts, I decorated the snowflake.
Layering the twine, sentiment and all of the embellishments makes the card really stand out. I really loved the card in the Journey Holidays catalog and can't wait to make more using all four of the gorgeous scripted, Christmas sentiments!
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock (CS-0215)
Stamps: Holiday Script Bundle (includes dies - BD-0160, stamps alone - SS-0383)
Ink: Black Licorice (IP-0041)
Silks: Silver (IP-0090)
Color Splashes: Cool Pool (IP-0076), Turbo Teal (IP-0125)
Ribbon: Journey Twine Black Licorice (AC-0004)
Embellishments: Journey Sequins Blue Skies (AC-0113), Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151)
Dies: Holiday Script Bundle (includes stamps - BD-0160, dies alone - DI-0233), Journey Blooms Holiday Set (DI-0048)
Other: Journey Glaze (AD-0002), Journey Glue Dots (AD-0083), Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084, AD-0085)
To get your supplies head to my FSJ Shop at www.funstampersjourney.com/laurentaylor.
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