Saturday, July 11, 2020

Joy of Sets - Christmas in July

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My name is Annette Ball I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  
Welcome to Stampin' with the Bees.  

Today I am participating in the Joy of Sets Blog Hop 

and the Theme is Christmas in July

Now I gotta tell ya it took me a bit to get into the spirit of today’s theme!!  
Here in Ontario it is hot!!  
And in the middle of summer Christmas is not top of mind.

So I pulled out an old favourite that made it to the annual and I was thrilled!! I just Love all things snowman! 

Snow Much Fun is a Fave from last year and it didn't take long to get inspired!

I have gotten into the habit of doing these hops in three's and once I started with these cute little characters it was easy.  I started with my current go to which should surprise anyone who knows me..Annette is NOT a pink girl..but I Love the vibrant Magenta Madness.
And I cannot get enough of our masks and thought my snowman needed some polka dots.  I |Love the fading that is achieved with sponging on colour thru these masks.  Its hard to see in the picture..but I also sponged some colour where I was going to stamp my sentiment and the snowflakes.  The rhinestones were coloured with blends cause they had to be pink too! 

Continuing on with the sponging I used Misty Moonlight to create a circle in the centre of my card..then Magenta Madness around that overlapping to create this vibrant purple.  I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes around the sponging to create a cute background.  I punched ou the snowman and shaded him a bit with my light balmy blue blend, finishing it off with some rhinestones

This is actually the first card that I made, but it's my favourite and I saved it for last.  After I sponged some Misty Moonlight in the centre I went a lot lighter with the Magenta Madness that you can barely see it in this photo.  Then I ran it through the Parisan Embossing folder.  I fussy cut the snowman and filled the sky with sequins!  

All three of my cards have been sprayed with Shimmer mist 
because in my world snow sparkles!

I really hope you enjoyed my cards today!
Everything I used is available at my online store.  If you care Canadian just click on the Canadian flag to get there.

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  1. Pretty, pretty cards Annette and loving your unusual colour combo x

  2. So bright and cheery! Love the snowmen here as well. Thanks for hopping with us.

  3. Lovely fun bright cards for some Christmas cheer, love them :-)

  4. Oh wow!!! Absolutely love these snowmen with Magenta Madness! Thanks for the inspiration as always. It's a pleasure to be hopping with you this month.

  5. Wo would have thought , magenta madness for Christmas love it