Friday, August 21, 2015

Making Christmas Cards During a Heat Wave

How do I keep cool during a heat wave?  I make crafts down in my air conditioned craft room!  I keep cool and get a head start on the pre -holiday season preparations.  I know that sounds zany to some of you but in the world of Design and Crafting it is how we work.  Although it is hard to get into the frame of mind of December when The August heat is upon us, it helps to have AC!

So for today's post over at the Linnie Blooms Blog where I am on the Design Team I made this card:


As you may already know I do love nature and birds.  We have so much wild life including lots of birds where we live, so it is easy to be inspired by all these critters.  I don't see many Blue Jays during the summer months but I do see them a lot during the winter, they like to munch on left over dried up berries, crab apples, and rose hips.  Yummy!   So that is where I got my inspiration.

Working and playing with basic surfaces and products made by Linnie Blooms is a joy especially when a lot of the guess work has been done for me.  I save time by using already die cut canvas shapes and the shapes themselves help to inspire me.


Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Linnie Blooms Bird
Linnie Blooms Stencil "Flutter"
White pre-folded card Recollections (Michaels)
Card stock in Dark Blue (scrap from my stash)
Metallic Scrapbook paper scraps in Light Blue, and White (From my stash)
Little B™ Die "Party"
Snowflake punch
Red Glass Beads (MultiCraft)
Puffy Fabric Paint in Black (Craft Medley--MultiCraft)
Black Rhinestone (Dollarama)
Gales by Faber Castell (White, Teal, Blue, Green)
Double sided Adhesive Tape (3m)
Aleene's Tacky Glue

To read how I put together this card all you have to do is jump on over to the Linnie Blooms Blog over here.

I sincerely hope that you too are inspired to create something spectacular out of such simple materials too.   Be inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.