Easy Deck the Halls Card

Remember I said last night we were in for some storms?  Well, it came.  Right after I finished that post, the cell phones were sending out alarms...Tornado Warnings.  There were storm clouds right over Fort Atkinson that were rotating and potentional tornado.  The winds caused some destruction on the south side of town.  Today, they did confirm that it was a EF1 tornado.  Thank goodness no one was injured or killed.  There was enough destruction with the downed trees.  

Today I am showing you the first of two cards that share the same stamp set and materials, but look completely different.  

I mixed Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set with the Wrapped In Plaid DSP.  Sometimes we get wrapped up with what stamp sets are sold with the coordinating paper, we forget to mix and match.  Look at the perfect match.  Holly & berries stamp matches holly & berries paper.  It couldn't get any more perfect than that.

Of course, I don't have the Shaded Spruce or Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  It seems like I never had the ones I need.  So, here's the next best thing.  Aqua painters and ink pads.  Use minimal water but you can color and get the different shades, almost like the blends.  

Notice the glare on the berries?  I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects on them.  It's new and in the Holiday Catalog.  Squeeze enough to cover the area and then let dry.  I didn't time it, but I say it was pretty dry within 15-20 minutes.  That's not too long.

I'll share the second card in the next day or two.  You can compare which one you like better.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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