Monday, November 22, 2021

SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ -- HOLIDAYS AND VELLUM --NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog.  It's that time of the month where the Squirrel Squad and I gather those unloved supplies and start using them while incorporating a technique or a certain theme.  This month we're focusing our attention on using some vellum and making projects for the holidays.  Here are my cards:



I dry embossed the Bristol panels with some festive snowflake 3D embossing folders, and ink blended them with oxide inks and blender brushes.  On the top card, I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Prize Ribbon.  The second card has Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Picked Raspberry. After the ink blending, I sanded the panels to expose the white on the raised areas.  As a final touch, I spritzed them with shimmer spray.  I found this sentiment in my stash and thought it worked perfectly with my card panels so, I used "traditional" vellum on the top card, and colored vellum on the bottom card.  I used WOW metallic silver sparkle embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.  I trimmed the panels down a bit with my trimmer, wrapped the vellum pieces around them, and taped them to the back.  Foam tape was added to the back of the panels, and then they were adhered to the card bases.

--CHALLENGES--

CCAYR:  Something beginning with U, V, and/or W (vellum)
Merry Little Christmas #40:  ATG Christmas (3/5)
Love to Craft #64:  ATG (4/5)
Mix It Up #55:  ATG (4/5)
Daisy Chain #58:  Add Sparkle
Digi Doodle Studios #44: Christmas/Winter (3/3)
Unicorn Challenge #71:  Christmas/Winter
SheepSki Designs #56:  Tis the Season (3/3)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter (2/3)
Pearly Sparkles #68:  Merry Christmas
Aud Sentiments #288:  ATG with sentiment (2/5)
Peace on Earth #4:  ATG Christmas (2/3)


Squirreled away items used:

Both types of vellum
Jeweled Snowflakes embossing folder by Kath Breen and Sizzix (blue card)
Season's Greetings sentiment by Recollections
WOW Metallic silver embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!  I am first this month, so please make sure you hop on to the next person, who is the fabulous Lounon!  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💖

~ Marie




14 comments:

  1. Gah!!! Such gorgeousness! Absolutely stunning Marie 😍😍😍

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  3. They look so beautiful Marie ! Love them both !

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  4. OMG Marie! Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I'm going to have to try that technique of ink blending and sanding.. the results are stunning!

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  5. Oh Marie!! These colors are so lovely and the snowflakes are stunning! Love the effect on the raised areas! Gorgeous cards!!

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  6. WOW! Absolutely beautiful Marie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Lovely and in such gorgeous, frosty colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  8. Gorgeous snowflakes and beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

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  9. Beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up at my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Janis
    Blog, Pause Dream Enjoy
    Owner, Crafting Happiness Challenges, Always Anything Goes & Unlimited Entries
    Design Team, Let’s Craft & Create

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  10. Simply wish to say the frankness in your article is surprising. clipping path

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  11. Wow, these are simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

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  12. Both of these are really classy!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  13. I love snowflakes and these cards are full of them, gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at The Paper Funday.

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