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Blue Bird: Day 2 of the S&S 12 Days of Christmas

Greetings Guys and Dolls! …are there any guys out there that actually read my blog?  Hmmm…? Welcome to day 2 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Chrsitmas. On the odd days of the month I will (along with over 20 other Jolly Bloggers) be sahring new stamped Christmas projects for your viewing pleasure. Today I have a card that I modeled after a few that I did during the 31 Days of Halloween. If you hopped around then, you’ll probably recognize this style.

I made a clean and simple card (otherwise known as CAS), which is so not my normal style. But, I do really like the way this (and the Halloween ones) turned out. My stamp is from Inkadinkado. I swiped some Broken China Distress Ink across the bottom of the card with a cosmetic sponge first. Then I stamped my image with StazOn. Note to all of you wanting to try this. Let the Distress Ink dry first!!! The StazOn won’t ink properly if you don’t.

Then I added some Stickles for a bit of glitz and dimension. Looking at the card now…I’m thinking I may go back and add some teeny rhinestones. The Holidays are all about glitz anyways, right?

You can see the Stickles a little better here. I also used a Daisy D’s rub-on tape around the edge. Yes, I made it jiggly on purpose. I hope you’ve enjoyed my simple little offering for today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


ike said…
Oh, that is sooo gorgeous. Love the image and such a beautiful design. Yes, I liked that sample at Halloween too... awesome CAS xxxxx
Simple but effective, Beautiful card Alison :)
Unknown said…
Alison this is lovely very elegant
Luv Jane xxx
paula akers said…
lovely wintry feel. see me shiver?? tfs!
Oh I love this card Alison and of course you know me... gotta have sparkle!!! I really love this image!!! I think you are right some rhinestones would look cool!!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!! Hugs!!!
Sharon Sahl said…
Alison, I love these cards that you call simpple although they seem quite complex on examination! Great bird stamp!
Alison tis is beautiful. That blue against the black is really striking and makes the bird seem to come to life. Love it
KristyLee said…
This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
MaRyKaY said…
that is a very cute birdie stamp. love how you did the ink across the bottom
~Lady B~ said…
Stunning! I love this technique!
Susan said…
Alison this IS beautiful, so very sweet and lovely!!

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