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Alternative colour for Xmas cards - Altenew Festive Foliage

Altenew Altenew stamps blending brushes Festive Foliage Gina K Cardstock heat embossing Ink blending Life Changing Brushes Starry Night Tranquil Teal Cardstock

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Well, I don't know about you, but I have definitely started making my Xmas cards now as it is just around the corner if you're a card maker. However, I wanted to find an alternative colour for Xmas cards because as a crafter it can often get boring creating cards with the same colours over and over again. This rich dark teal colour is perfect for creating rich and luxurious cards and pair that with the Festive Foliage stamp set from Altenew which lends to easy stamping you can bulk make a few cards in no time. 

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To start, trim down a piece of Gina K Tranquil Teal cardstock down to 5.5" x 4.25 and place into your MISTI. Next, take layer 1 of the tree from the Altenew Festive Foliage stamp set and place within the centre of your card panel. 
Stamp this first layer in a soft to medium teal blue ink. After, position the second layer of the tree, using the card insert for reference to align and stamp this layer in a dark blue. 
Next, position the first layer of the heart stamp within the tree and stamp this in clear embossing ink. Cover this with embossing powder of your choice, I went with Metallic platinum. Once heat-set, reposition your panel back into your MISTI to stamp the second layer in clear embossing ink. Cover this layer with a different colour of powder, I went for Rose gold and once more heat-set.
To add more drama and richness to the panel, apply a soft blend of ink to the edges using the dark blue you used to stamp the tree using blending brushes. For a little more contrast, also blend some dark grey/black ink lightly only onto the very edge. 
Mount the panel onto a white card base using Gina K Connect glue. For the sentiment, heat emboss 'Merry Christmas' from the Altenew Starry Night stamp set in matching embossing powder. For added dimension, foam mount the sentiment onto the panel over the embossed heart.  
Lastly to finish the card off, add a few clear Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.
If you enjoyed today's card, please let us know and we would love to see your cards if this has inspired you.
 

Shopping list for Alternative colour for Xmas cards - Altenew Festive Foliage:

Links to supplies at Bumbleberry Papercrafts Shop: 

Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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"Life Changing" Blender Brushes 2 pack
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"Life Changing" Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
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Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
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Festive Foliage - Altenew
Festive Foliage - Altenew
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Starry Night - Altenew
Starry Night - Altenew
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Starry Night die - Altenew
Starry Night die - Altenew
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Until next time!

Verity

 


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