Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend! Things have been a whirlwind over here; lots to make, lots to share! I feel like I've been on creative high-speed this month; I decided to count up all of the projects I've made so far this month. I asked my husband to guess and he guessed twelve. Ummmm.....no, that is not correct. The actual number is 55...FIFTY FIVE! That is INSANE!!! I finally got my desk and stamp area cleaned up after the whirlwind that has been September and it's only the 15th! LOL! Anway, things are slowing down, which will be nice so that I can actually enjoy the fall that is creeping in and get some decorations up in my house!
I'm thrilled to be here today sharing a few Christmas projects I made using some of my favorite Taylored Expressions products, including the amazing Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! If you'll recall, these came out back in June and were sold out within hours. The good news is that these will be shipping soon and are available for preorder using the link above! I promise you will NOT want to miss out on these this time around. I use these at LEAST once a day, if not more and they truly are fabulous. Long gone are the days of foam blender circles that tear and wear away while blending!
To begin these two designs, I stamped the Twiggy Background using my MISTI for a nice, crisp image. Once that was done, I used my green blender brush to blend in the green around the edges. The blender brush set comes with one brush for each color, which is so nice! I haven't cleaned mine once since June. If I'm worried about switching from a darker shade to a lighter one, I just rub it over a scratch piece to get any remaining ink off of the brush, but it only takes a few strokes.
Once the blending was finished, I die cut the ovals and got to work on the focal images. These focal images are from the Let us Adore Him stamp set and are so fabulous! I love that I can create on trend cards using the true message/meaning of Christmas! I'm so thrilled to add these two to my ever-growing stash of Christmas cards!
I added the two focal image ovals to the card fronts using foam squares for some dimension. I also couldn't resist adding a little holly sprig that I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year. It is added to the card using hot glue. This particular card won't be able to be mailed without extra postage, but I send a lot of cards to school for teachers and around the neighborhood with neighbor gifts, so this will be perfect for that!
The blended panel measures 4 by 5 1/4 inches and is adhered to a standard top folding A2 red card base using some additional foam squares. I ended up by stamping two of the "O come let us adore him" ovals so I put one of them inside of the card that says "Merry Christmas". I love adding sentiments or images to the inside of my Christmas cards for a professional look! I had a lot of fun working on these two cards! Thanks for fluttering by!