Friday, July 14, 2017

cerulean winter wishes

we're still rockin' this gloriously bold inspiration photo at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and you still have time to choose any aspect(s) of the picture that appeals to you, and make a holiday card which reflect them:

here's what i made this week:

background of cerulean colorburst on strathmore watercolor paper; paper cut glossy kromekote cardstock; ac POW glitter paper; vintage sheet music; various scraps of core'dinations green cardstock; birch tree die: artistic impressions; christmas tree die: sizzix; snowflake brads plus white and pale blue sticky pearls: eyelet outlet; sentiment sticker: crate paper; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

once again i've chosen to feature that beautiful palette of bold blue and white, with some little pops of green. i've given the birch logs stacked in the fireplace a bit of a flashback to their previous incarnation as a forest. the diecut pine tree with the typing on it is a technique that i've done a few variations on over the years, there's a basic tutorial here, though it's a simple enough idea: before diecutting your trees, layer several shades of torn cardstock (or patterned paper, or colorbursted watercolor paper, or gelli prints) and add texture in the form of machine stitching (or modelling paste, or stamped embossing, or stickles) then diecut the "enhanced" paper in the normal way. it's super-easy to do, a great use for scraps, and you're guaranteed to get something totally different every single time!

maybe my favorite part of this card, however, is the cerulean colorburst sky, sprinkled with a little snow in the form of eyelet outlet snowflake brads, along with white and blue sticky pearls.

stephanie has also made a brand new card to inspire you this week, why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check it out? and don't forget to visit the eyelet outlet blog every saturday afternoon this month, for our awesome "christmas in july" special feature!


  1. Very pretty scene, I love those birch trees. I really love your collagy type cards.

  2. Gorgeous sky, I love that shade of blue...and the name cerulean.


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