I know it isn’t the last Friday of the month yet but the Fancy Friday team decided to hop a little early this month (and we will next month too) in order to get ahead for the holidays. And you know what?! I have some fun news. This team of amazing designers has just added some new fanciness!!! Many of you know that Fancy Friday developed after the 2013-14 Artisan Design Team’s tenure was up. We enjoyed hopping together so much that we wanted to keep sharing with you once a month. Some of our team has needed to take a hiatus so we thought we should add stampers to the team that you are sure to love! The one thing I can say for sure is that our projects will be fancy! If you hopped over from my dear friend Cindy, welcome to the next stop. For November we are creating a Fancy Christmas, but with a twist. We are using non-traditional colors and hope to inspire you to try some of them!
I have to say that I went pretty far out of my normal Christmas color scheme on this one but I love it so much! I have told you many times that Holly Jolly Greetings is my favorite stamp of the Holiday Catalog. This is totally why! I love the snowflake (a lot) and I love the versatility of the sentiments. And they will be great sentiments for years to come. You see, I tend to “collect” Christmas sets. Especially the ones with great sentiments. They rarely leave once I have gotten them. That also makes me picky when it comes to sets because I have so many from previous years. But this one…..unique and flexible! And guess what? It is one of the continued and not retiring sets from the Holiday Catalog so I think Stampin’ Up agrees!
So how did I create this? Using watercolor paper to start, I placed down some water on the paper. Then using Distress Inks, I added three different colors (Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry) to the stamp. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped. I did the same with the “Joy” and then took a wet paint brush and added a little ink then splattered it. The clear sequins are from the Metallic Sequins pack and I just love the little bit of special something they add! The panels are cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS). The card base is Tangerine Tango and I think it is a nice foundation for these crazy colors. This is a fun card to make and I may play around with some other color combinations as I get more serious in my Christmas card production.
As you hop around, please make sure you add a special welcome to Allison, Kaitlyn, Krista and Marisa. These ladies are seriously talented and totally fancy!!
The fabulous Mercedes Weber is up next! Wait until you see what she created!
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Stamps: Holly Jolly Greetings; Paper: Watercolor (Fabriano), Tangerine Tango, Thick Whisper White (base); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Metallic Sequins, Dimensionals, paint brush