Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops 8! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! And don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Flower Soft and The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog design teams! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!
Today my card using images from our new Cling Stamp Set - Simple Blessings plus a die from our soon to be released Justrite Custom Die Program.
This is the same set I used for last week's Christmas Blog Hop -- you can scroll down to see last week's project if you missed it.
I loved working with this image today -- as it reminds me of how much I miss landscape painting and watching the sunset. In our old house, we were able to enjoy sunsets from all the main rooms of the house. I always made a point when my children were young of making them watch a sunset long enough to see how dramatically it changes as the sunsets. To just stop and take ten minutes out of our day and watch how beuatiful a sunset really is. Everytime I hear one of my boys say look at the beautiful sunset --it makes me all warm and fuzzy knowing that I have taught them to appreciate one of life's Simple Blessings - the Setting Sun.
In the winter the Sunset is dramatically a different color than in the summer. It is beautiful shades of lavendar, gray and blue - and I tried to capture that here in my card.
To create the sky -- I first colored the sky with B00, Then I started at the horizon line and added in BV000, and worked the two colors into the sky. Then I layered a wash of C1 over the B00 to give it a slight gray wash.
Here is a close up of one of our new double ended tear drop tags from our new Nested Sentiment Die Sets.
These tags come with a die that allows you to cut a mat layer for the double ended tear drop.
JustRite Stampers: CL02030 Simple Blessings
Dies:JustRite Custom Dies JB 08955 Nested Sentiment Dies (die cut for sentiment); Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant
Paper: Best Creations, World Win Pearlescents
Ink & Copic Markers: Tsukeniko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Cottage Ivy, Lulu Lavendar (for distressing), Jumbo Dauber; Copic Markers -BOO, BVOOO, C1, 0 (sky);C1,C3,G17,YG17,YR24 (Church & Trees)
Accessories: Art Institiute Ultrafine Transparent Crystal Glitter, Glue Pen, Foam tape
We have a huge group of very talented designers joining us for today's hop. Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!
JustRite Design Team:
JustRite Inspiration Blog