Friday, December 16, 2016

December Bloom Box Cards

Last Saturday my friend Angie came out (her hubby was working with my hubby) and we worked on our December Bloom Box cards.  Since I was needing more Christmas cards I did alter mine a bit.

This is the first one in our direction booklet. I love this fun Welcome Wreaths stamp set as it has a couple pine cones, a pine bough, a couple different wreaths, and some words.  To me they're very rustic.

Great elements really help make the card and we used a few on this first card. My Merry Christmas script is from a retired Bloom Benefit stamp. We stamped the pine cones on the Oatmeal Cookie card stock then used browns and white pencils to color.  I even added some more green to the boughs for more dimension. Did you notice the bow?  It's a triple loop bow.  I love the look of it and is easier than you think.  I didn't even use my Bow Maker but made the loops on my fingers!  Richard Garay is make a video for us on how to make these and his YouTube may even be available for your viewing, do a search as he has LOTS of great videos!

Card stocks: Lemon Grass, Blue lagoon, Whip Cream, Dark Roast, Oatmeal Cookie
Ink: Dark Roast and Lemon Grass
Coloring: Color Burst Pencils
Silks: Gold and Dark Roast
Die: Journey Squares
Embellies: Metal Buttons and Journey Thread Gold

Since the name of the new set is about wreaths we made a couple wreath cards.  Here's the first.

Very cheerful!  Fairly bright in person.

Card stocks: Blue Lagoon, Oatmeal Cookie, Whip Cream, and Lemon Grass
Inks: Lemon Grass, Dark Roast, and Cranberry Bliss
Die: Journey Squares
Silk: Dark Roast (and I added Gold)
Embellies: Sparkle Cuts (bigger chunks than glitter)
Other: Journey Glaze

I'll share the other 2 cards on Monday.  You'all come back!  And did you notice I now have the new Bloom This Way Mini catalog in the sidebar?  You can now view it but it doesn't take effect until Jan. 1 and runs through March 31, 2017.

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