Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 4 (of 12) Days of Christmas - 3 Wisemen

It's day four of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

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This card was totally inspired by Kristina Werner. She has a holiday card series every year. 
I think I've watched all of her holiday YouTube videos. 
Anyhoo, she's great! Take a peek at her distress ink blended background here.


·       Stampendous – Nativity Christmas
·       My Pink Stamper – Biggie Christmas
·       AAW/PrintWorks Collection – Thank God for his Son
·       Stampendous – Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
·       Core’dinations – cardmaker series: pearls – heavy weight champagne cardstock
·       Versafine onyx black ink
·       Tim Holtz Grid blocks
·       Stampendous detail white opaque embossing powder
·       VersaMark
·       Stampin’ Up! Embossing buddy
·       Uniball Signo broad white pen
·       DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack
·       The Paper Cut – white text inserts
·       Marvy brush marker – black

·       Copic – 100 black, .5 multiliner black
       Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black soot, seedless preserves, chipped sapphire, victorian velvet, antique linen, large and mini ink blending tools

I really enjoyed blending these inks to create a nighttime background for my 3 wise men theme. When it was wet it looked splotchy but as it air-dried it got smoother and more blended. The sentiments are perfect from AAW Printworks and My Pink Stamper. There's no better feeling than drumming up the courage to make something new inspired by professional online crafters. Oh what a feeling? Ya know?

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The entire lineup for today is:
Guest Designer - Anita -
2. Scrappin Madge ~

15. Miranda -
YOU ARE HERE 16. La-Vie Borde-Perry ~

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  1. gorgeous! great job at the background!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Wow. I am loving this card!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  3. Pretty card - love the colors.
    I follow your blog.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. I know exactly which one you scraplifted! I LOVE that design that she did with the 3 wise men against the blue background!

    THis is wonderful, and I adore it! Thanks for posting this talented piece! :D I feel so out of my league to be in a hop with all of you talented divas!

  5. You did a wonderful job with your card,,, I love the color choices... Happy Thanksgiving :)

  6. Rich beautiful colors. I really like the wise men theme and the sentiments. Great job! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  7. Your card is beautiful!!! I love the blended colors in the background!!

  8. GORGEOUS!!!! I love the background!!!!!
    Miranda :) BL

  9. Beautiful card. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Love the scene you created...makes the card even more special


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