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Blue Christmas in July

Here’s my entry for the Christmas in July challenge. The poinsettia from Pressed Flowers 2 was stamped in Ocean Mist. The outline from A Year of Flowers 2 was stamped in Blue Lagoon, fussy cut, then outlined in Copic BG09. I inked my snowflake EF with Ocean Mist before embossing – never tried that technique and I really like it. I used Blue Lagoon for the mat, using Claire’s idea of die cutting a piece out of the center. When I put the poinsettia over the embossed snowflakes, it just faded into the snowflakes, so I used the Blue Lagoon piece from the center over the snowflakes. Stamped the sentiment from Pressed Flowers 2 in Blue Lagoon and mounted all on an Ocean Mist card base. I used clear Crystal Drops in the center and Wink of Stella on the flower for a bit of sparkle. Fun Challenge and great to have another Christmas card done.

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Comment by Marianne on July 16, 2017 at 7:50pm
There's just something about Christmas cards in blue. Just love this.
Comment by Sheri Gilson, GKD DT on July 16, 2017 at 1:34pm
Beautiful! Love the monochromatic design! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks MIUM challenge!
Comment by Johanna Rundell on July 16, 2017 at 10:54am

a blue Christmas card and what a lovely one it is. Actually this card would also qualify for the earlier challenge on song inspiration. Too bad you can't enter it again.

Comment by Shelley V on July 16, 2017 at 6:28am

Love this color scheme for winter cards and your inked embossing folder layer turned out perfect!

Comment by Jan Brazier on July 15, 2017 at 4:56pm

Love this done in blue, Judy! Such a pretty card. Love that background peeping through!

Comment by Robin Logue on July 15, 2017 at 11:02am

Very pretty. love the blue too.

Comment by Judy e mathena on July 15, 2017 at 8:28am

Lovely, I'm with Gerry, I like blue and white Christmas cards, they are so Elegant looking. And yours is so pretty. I like everything about it.

Comment by lovinpaper on July 15, 2017 at 7:15am

Pretty card!  I like your idea of cutting from the center as it will not be seen.  I have done that but often forget.  Thanks for mentioning.

Comment by El Ivens on July 14, 2017 at 10:32pm

Beautiful card.  I love the poinsettia in blue. 

Comment by Gerry Morse on July 14, 2017 at 9:39pm

Hi Judy, I love everything about this!! I am very partial to blue and white Christmas cards.

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