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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 Monday
There's just something about Christmas cards in blue. Just love this.
Comment by Sheri Gilson, GKD DT on Sunday
Beautiful! Love the monochromatic design! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks MIUM challenge!
Comment by Johanna Rundell on Sunday

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 Sunday

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

Comment by Jan Brazier on Saturday

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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