There's No Place Like HOME For The Holidays Card
By Susan Cobb
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Designer's Tip: Cut a 5 1/4"x4 1/2" Kraft cardstock. Cut a 5 1/4"x3 1/4" white cardstock. Trim along the top edge so it is curved, then glue even with the bottom edge of the Kraft cardstock. Stamp the Santa with reindeer image on the upper right portion of the kraft cardstock above the white cardstock with black ink. Stamp the house, snowman, evergreens (twice), lamp post, and fence (twice) images on kraft cardstock with black ink. Using the clean acrylic block as a palette, mix some blue raspberry Perfect Pearls with water onto the block and paint in the house with the small paint brush as shown. Mix some sour apple Perfect Pearls with water and paint in the wreaths and garland on the house. Paint in the bows with grape fizz. Paint in the remaining images as shown. Cut out the images. Use a toothpick to add Viva Dcor Kreative-Crme to the snow areas on the house. Add Kreative-Crme on the trees, lamp post, and snowman as shown. Let dry. Align the fence pieces together so they are continuous and glue in place across the white cardstock, 1/4" from the bottom. Stamp the snowman image on the white cardstock, 1 1/8" from the bottom and 1" from the left side. Use the toothpick to add Kreative-Crme on the edges of the white curved cardstock for snow. Add more Kreative-Crme along the bottom edge of the fence. Let dry. Glue the house near the center of the cardstock as shown. Add trees and lamp post to the right of the house. Trim the bottom of the second trees image angled to fit behind the Kreative-Crme snow on the left side as shown. Glue in place. Glue the colored snowman cut-out image aligned with the image on the white cardstock. Add more Kreative-Crme "snow" at the bottom of the snowman, trees, lamp post, and house as shown. Let dry. Mix a small amount of the blue raspberry Perfect Pearls with water and use the paint brush to add the blue color at the bottom edges of the Kreative-crme snow. Use a wet brush to blend out the color. For the spattered sky, mix about 1 teaspoon of Kreative-Crme with water until it is smooth. Obtain some of the mixture on the toothbrush and turn the bristles downward. Hold the toothbrush over the top of the cardstock and pull your finger across the bristles, toward you, to spatter some Kreative-crme on the kraft cardstock. Set aside until completely dry. Stamp "There's no place like HOME for the Holidays" on kraft cardstock. Use the Design Tool gift tag to trace the shape around the words. Cut out the tag. Use the toothpick and some of the thinned mixture of Kreative-Crme to add snow to the tiny snow areas on "HOME". Paint in the tiny trees with sour apple Perfect Pearls. Spatter some Kreative-Crme on the tag as you did before. Let the tag dry completely. Mat the cardstock rectangle and tag on black cardstock with 1/16" borders. Mat the rectangle again on Winter's Garden aqua/white patterned paper with 1/8" borders. Turn the card so the fold is at the top. Cover the card with snowflakes silver holographic paper. Glue the matted rectangle centered on the card, even with the bottom. Foam tape the tag angled on the upper left corner of the card. Tie a light blue/white twine bow and Zot it on the top of the tag.