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Deck The Halls Christmas Card

December 11, 2013

I have know our next stamper since the early ’90s when she and my daughter met as roommates at the University of California Santa Barbara.  Linda studied Japanese, Andrea studied French.  They both went abroad (Japan and France) for their junior years and gained a lot of experience.  Linda, mom of 2 boys and wife of Zach (another UCSB graduate), is a scrapper and a card maker. 

Usually Linda scraps while the rest of us make our cards but this year she found a card she liked on Pinterest and proudly made 50-60 cards.  She loved the bright, non-traditional colors that are all over the place this year.

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She used the three markers on the word stamp for each card.  After coloring the words, she HUFFED on the words to reactivate the ink by gently blowing her warm and moist breath on them.  Then she stamped the words in place.

Measurements for the layers: 

  • Bermuda Bay or Wild Wasabi:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Smokey Slate: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White:  5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Did you notice that each layer (card front layer when it’s folded in half) is 1/4″ less on all sides than the previous layer?

Linda’s supplies:

STAMP SET:  Christmas Messages (Holiday Mini), Mosaic Madness

CARD STOCK:  Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

INK & MARKERS:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi

TOOLS:  Dimensionals, Mosaic Punch, Silver marker

ACCESSORIES:  Rhinestone Jewels

TECHNIQUE:  Huffing

It’s a simple but stunning card and I can’t wait to get mine in the mail, along with a photo of her boys.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another group of cards made by Christy, another gal from the ‘mommy group’.

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