Have a cozy Christmas

Hi everyone! Well, here it is almost Thanksgiving and even though it’s hands-down my favorite time of year, I’m in serious Christmas mode! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a cozy Christmas card in my favorite traditional Christmas colors of red, white and green!

I was rummaging through my dies and found this adorable stocking die that I’ve had for AGES (probably 6-7 years) and I’m not even sure I’ve ever used it, so out it came for this project! It’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it, lol! I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and 1/4″-ish strips (not measured) from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. As I often love to do, I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and all the layers. I arranged the strips in a diagonal fashion across the front panel, trimmed the edges and adhered the panel to the red layer, then adhered the piece to the front of the card base. I stamped the sentiment in red ink, then die cut three stockings from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. I assembled the stockings and affixed them to the front of the card with foam squares, then added the flat-back pearls to the stockings and several in the upper left corner.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover red, white and green strips down the left side, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and adhered the panel to the green layer.

One more look… I’m absolutely smitten! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2047 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick

8. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Stocking die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish with a Bling red and green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Ho Ho Ho

Good Sunday morning to you all! I’m back this morning to share a Christmas slimline card that I created for Prickley Pear Stamps for their “Wish List” themed article in the Rubber Stamp Madness Holiday Edition! My copy of the Holiday Edition is on it’s way and I will update this post when I receive it. What a thrill! ;) This card features a little scene I created with the Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set! So stinkin’ cute!

I created my go-to size slimline card base of 9″ x 3-3/4″ from red cardstock and layered on some Christmas plaid. I stamped all the images in black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers. I created this card prior to the dies being available so I fussy cut all the images and created the scene. I used my snow marker to accent their outfits which gave the images nice texture. Since the Prickley Pear Stamps article theme was “Wish List” I made sure to pop up the wish list on foam pads. I layered the focal panel on gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I stamped, layered and trimmed the sentiment, and added a few glittered Gumdrops in the upper right corner.

I embellished the inside panel with plaid paper and a strip of gold foil cardstock, added a layered sentiment and fussy-cut holly, and layered the panel on the gold foil cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out and so proud it was published in Rubber Stamp Madness magazine! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: November Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 405, 495, 497, 453, 449, 428, 360, 461, 379, 479, 466, black; Spectrum Noir- IG1; Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Accessories:  Marvy Uchida Snow marker, Milwaukee heat tool, YNS clear Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#MerryChristmas

Hi everyone! I’ve popped in this evening to share a fun slimline Christmas card I submitted to Creative Scrapbooker magazine in late June for consideration of publishing in their Winter 2020/21 issue. I received notification in mid July that they chose it for publication so I had to hold off on blabbing and posting until after the issue was released. I got the issue in the mail today and needless to say, I’m on Cloud Nine!

Slimline cards have certainly made a come-back – my sister sent me a package of slimline card bases with matching envelopes about 7-8 years ago and that was the first time I had ever seen them. Slimline cards were originally created to fit in a #10 business size envelope and 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ is the most common size used, although I’ve seen a variety of other sizes as well. My personal go-to size is a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base which I think fits best in a #10 envelope.

I cut a panel of black cardstock to cover the front of the card base, and then cut three smaller panels from green glitter cardstock and die cut a square into each one of them. I die cut three stitched squares (using the same square die) from the green plaid paper. I taped the three glitter panels together on the back side and slightly trimmed them, added skinny Washi Tape to hide the seams, and adhered the piece to the card base.

I affixed the plaid squares into the openings and added white glitter alpha stickers. I heat embossed the Christmas sentiment in white on black cardstock, flagged one end with a small square punch, and added it to the bottom glitter panel. The finishing touch was the addition of a couple small black gemstones to each glitter panel.

I embellished the inside panel with the green plaid paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered it on black cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m totally loving how this turned out! And absolutely thrilled to have been published again! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
7. Not Just Cards Challenges: November Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White cardstock, Colorbok black cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake and Snowy Sayings stamp sets
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Clean Cloth, skinny black Washi Tape, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Darice white glitter alpha stickers, Darice small black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this slimline Christmas card and are inspired to make one! They are definitely a lot of fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Warm winter wishes

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a clean and simple Christmas card featuring some absolutely gorgeous brads!

It’s amazing to me how something so simple can be so beautiful! I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base along with smaller layering panels from kraft cardstock and red cardstock which I adhered together. I die cut a pine branch from white cardstock and colored it with an alcohol marker, adhered it to the front panel, and added the Pinecone Brads. The final touch was stamping the sentiment in green ink.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the red cardstock, stamped the sentiment in green ink, and layered the panel on red cardstock. I also added a Pinecone Brad in the lower right corner.

And one more peek… so loving this CAS design!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
3. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
4. CAS Christmas: November Challenge – Non-Traditional Colors
5. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: November Challenge – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: November Anything Goes
9. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
10. Let’s Craft and Create: #165 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sketch (no twist)
11. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
12. Not Just Cards Challenges: November Anything Goes
13. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
14. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick

15. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
16. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Pinecone Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine cardstock, CutCardStock Habanero Red 4×6 cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees 2 stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Pine ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 417, 465
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Pine Branch die
Accessories: Crafter’s Companion adhesive, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

A Merry Little Wish…

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! Eeeek, it’s the middle of November already – how did that happen?! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created another snowy (and CAS) Christmas card featuring some pretty awesome brads, bling and washi tape!

This was another fun one to watch come together. I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base and a green cardstock layer. I created three snow banks by tearing white cardstock, adhered them to the bottom of the green panel, and then added several Holiday Tree Brads and a stamped green sentiment. I applied two strips of Green Dots Skinny Washi Tape at the top of the green panel and adhered the panel to the card base. The final touch was adding Snowflake Bling.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the Green Dots Skinny Washi Tape, stamped the sentiment in green ink, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more look… such a fun design! And this one, too, would be great to mass produce to send to those on your Christmas card list!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
3. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (W is for Winter Wonderland)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge: November Challenge – Anything Goes
6. Creative Inspirations: November Challenge – Winter Wonderland
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: November Anything Goes
8. Not Just Cards Challenges: November Anything Goes
9. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Holiday Tree Brads
Skinny Washi Tape Green Dots
Snowflake Bling 1-1/2″

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Festival of Trees stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Wild Wasabi ink
Accessories: Crafter’s Companion adhesive, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

peace

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m excited to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created an elegant Christmas card featuring some sparkly washi tape, some awesome brads, and some timeless enamel dots!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock and a red cardstock panel which I adhered to the front of the card base. I cut a small square white cardstock element that I covered with Glitter Star Washi Tape. I cut a birch tree window die cut from white silver cardstock (awesome new die in my stash) and adhered it to the front of the square element. I added a Cardinal Brad and a Cardinal Profile Brad along with a couple Snowflake Brads to the square element and adhered it to the card front. I finished the front with several White Enamel Dots.

I kept the inside panel fairly clean by just stamping a sentiment in red ink and layering the panel on red cardstock.

And one more look… this is one of my own all-time favorite designs that I’ve CASE’d for another design team project, lol! The same but a little different! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #44 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
4. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and X is for Xtra Special (Winter Wonderland)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: November Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #526 – Anything Goes w/ optional Party Time (no twist)
8. Creative Inspirations: November Challenge – Winter Wonderland
9. Creative Moments: #303 – Anything Goes
10. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November Anything Goes
11. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #132 – Anything Goes
12. Let’s Craft and Create: #165 – Anything Goes w/ optional Use A Sketch (no twist)
13. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Festive Things With Wings
14. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #464/465 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Cardinal Brads
Cardinal Profile Brads
Glitter Star Washi Tape
Snowflake Brads
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Stampin’ Up Real Red ink; Noir alcohol markers- DR4, DR6
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birch Tree Window Die, Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Crafter’s Companion adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice white craft foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Yuletide greetings

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY! Well, when you’re retired, every day is like a Friday, lol! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty Christmas card in traditional red, green and white with a pop of silvery white!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base and two panels from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I also cut layering panels from Habanero Red cardstock, Curious Metallic White-Silver cardstock and Bonsai Green cardstock. I stamped the front image and sentiment in brown ink on one of the white panels and colored the pine boughs with Nuvo alcohol markers. I stamped the cardinal in red ink and cut it with the coordinating die along with two more die cuts which I layered for a little dimension. I added a strip of red glitter washi tape down the right side and adhered all the panels together and then to the card front. The finishing touch was the addition some snowflake bling.

I embellished the inside panel with red glitter washi tape and silver white and green cardstock strips, stamped the sentiment in brown ink, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Traditional Christmas colors are the best!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #44 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
4. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #526 – Anything Goes w/ optional Party Time (no twist)
7. Creative Inspirations: November Challenge – Winter Wonderland
8. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: November Anything Goes
9. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #132 – Anything Goes
10. Let’s Craft and Create: #165 – Anything Goes w/ optional Use A Sketch (no twist)
11. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #145 – Anything Goes
12. We Love Chocolate Baroque: November Challenge – Christmas
13. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Festive Things With Wings
14. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #464/465 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Curious Metallic White-Silver 111# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal 2 clear stamp set, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 420, 466; Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Peachy Cheap Red Glitter Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hope you get all tangled up in the season!

Hi everyone! It’s just a tad chilly here but we sure are loving it! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #28 – November Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun and somewhat CAS Christmas card for my stash featuring a most adorable moose adorned with a string of Christmas lights. I love this Great Impressions image and sentiment, and it’s the second time I’ve used it for Christmas cards.

Leslie

I stuck with a simple design. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers, trimmed it horizontally and layered it on red cardstock. I added the sentiment above the image and added some stamped snowflakes.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the red cardstock which I placed across the bottom of the panel, and then stamped a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sentiment in black ink.

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And one more peek… I sure do love how this turned out! That is one adorable moose right there! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #44 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (playing twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, American Crafts Crimson cardstock
Stamps: Great Impressions Decorated Moose rubber stamp, Great Impressions Tangled Up rubber stamp, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake Greetings stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Yellow Blaze, Key Lime, Deep Sea Blue, Tiki Hut Tan, Tuxedo Black; OSca White paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Never Grow Up canvas

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! Our new challenge is live at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #43 – Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background. Remember, all of our projects are Anything Goes and we offer an optional twist each month just to inspire you! The twist is not required to play! I used the awesome TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp from my stash to create this fun mixed media canvas. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten inky and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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This canvas took several days to complete and features a background full of texture created with five different stencils, coloring with Iridescent Gelatos, random background stamping and black Gesso splatters. I added a few details to the images with metallic pens and Glossy Accents. I want to share a tip that I was excited to discover prior to sealing the canvas. I knew the inket printer ink would smear when I brushed on the multi medium matte, so I covered each printed element with clear Gesso by dabbing it on with my finger in an up and down motion rather than side to side to keep ink from smearing. I gave it a couple hours to dry thoroughly and then I sealed the entire front and sides of the canvas with the multi medium matte. Voila – it worked and no smearing! I created a hanger with a beaded chain that I embellished with blue bamboo cord and a blue seam binding bow. I also created a dangle for each side. Here are a few close-ups:

And one more look… I love how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Never Grow Up! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp, Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Ink: Gelatos Iridescents- Blue Moon, Stardust, Comet, Odyssey; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink and Metallic Green pens; StazOn Jet Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Canvas Corp 5×7 canvas; Liquitex White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel, Mini Specimens and Mini Harlequin stencils; Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil; Stampers Anonymous Crate stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, fan brush, Glossy Accents, beaded chain, Hemptique blue bamboo cord, blue seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme and we’d be tickled if you play the twist and create your own background, but the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig