‘Tis the Season

11/25/21 Top Pick of the Week at The Outlawz Twist Thursday Challenge!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’ll be leaving later this morning to see my cardiologist for a follow-up visit and to get another echocardiogram to see if my ejection fraction has improved since having the heart attack in August. The ejection fraction is a measurement showing how much blood the heart pumps, so wish me luck… it was low back in August so I’m praying it has improved. UPDATE: My ejection fraction has returned to normal, and my overall cardiac function is normal! AND our little rescue kitten, Fogg, is still doing great! Good news all the way around! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have one more card to share that I’ve created for The Outlawz Challenges. I feel really good to have been able to play in some of their challenges this month. ;) I’m entering this card into The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge and this is Sponsor Appreciation Week 3, Anything Goes with optional twist of Hot or Cold (using two hot or two cold colors). Technically, I’m not playing the twist as I’ve used one hot and one cold color on my mini slimline Christmas card.

I cut a mini slimline card base and a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock using theWaffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set. I stamped the whimsical poinsettia background in red and green ink using the STAMPlorations Layered Poinsettias stamp set. I stamped the outlines in Versamark and heat embossed them in Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder. I mixed gold acrylic paint with a tiny bit of water and splattered it with a fan brush over the background. I added a sentiment created with the Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer hot foil plate & die set and some gold pearls to finish the front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers dies and adhered them together, and then affixed a STAMPlorations Merry Everything Clear Sticker.

And one more look… so loving how this turned out! I haven’t seen a layered stamp set from STAMPlorations yet that I haven’t just loved!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #11 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Whimsical
3. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: Something that starts with U, V and/or W (whimsical)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
6. Dragonfly Dreams: November – Christmas/Winter
7. Little Red Wagon: #628 – No Patterned Paper
8. My Time To Craft: #470 – Texture
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background
10. The Corrosive Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
11. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Christmas theme

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Poinsettias stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Rouge and Eucalyptus inks, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, Liquitex gold acrylic paint, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer hot foil plate & die set, Darice double-sided adhesive foam strips, Flourish with a Bling gold pearls, STAMPlorations Merry Everything Clear Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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