It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....in July!
Welcome to my blog and if you have been following the Scrap 'n Stamp Christmas in July Blog Hop you have probably come here from Niki Stone's blog and her amazing project.
The stocking die is gorgeous! It's from Dee's Distinctly and can be your's for FREE with any $50 order at Scrap 'n Stamp! (Free Gift Offer Applies to Canadian Orders Only)
I started with a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of heavy white cardstock & using my foam applicator applied an all over coat of Distress Oxide Antique Linen. Next I took my Holiday Knit Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous and applied some Distress Ink Candied Apple.
What happened next was a happy accident - I wanted to apply the Candied Apple Distress Ink around the edge of my cardstock but accidentally picked up my Antique Linen Foam Applicator. Ooops....but I loved the way the Antique Linen Oxide softened the Candied Apple Ink. I carried on and then did another layer of Candied Apple over the first layer.
I heat embossed some Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder from Emerald Creek
on to my stocking die cut. I then glued the stocking to the red sparkle paper.
I stamped the 'Merry Christmas' with Archival Ink Potting Soil and then adhered the cardstock to my card base.
Now head over to Karen's blog for even more Christmas In July inspiration.
Be sure to check out the entire lineup of crafters participating in the blog hop:
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