Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!! =)

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Are you ready for the Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!!??
I can't wait to share what I have made for the November Release this week!! You are going to LOVE the New Products!! Today I wanted to show how you can create some of the most BEAUTIFUL Patterned Paper for your Holiday Cards just by stamping one of the Images several times onto some Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Paper and then using some of the AMAZING Twinkling H2O's Paints!! OMG ~ I forgot how much I LOVE these and who doesn't ENJOY Sparkle during the Holidays!!?? I Stamped the Holly Image from the New Holly Days Stamp Set several times using my Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and then embossed them using Ranger Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder!! I heat Set them and then coated the entire Background of my Water Color Paper (leaving the Holly Images untouched) with the Navajo Pearl!! I then took Meridian Blue and outlined around each of the Holly Clusters and then added water so that the colors would blend together and I was left with a FUN shadow around each of the Holly Clusters!! I then used Mustard Green to fill in the Holly Leaves and then added Golden Jade on top of the Mustard Green and let the colors blend and dry!! I LOVE the way it Naturally left an outline around each of the Holly Leaves and then a portion of each of the Leaves stayed lighter for a Natural Highlight!! It turned out SO BEAUTIFUL in REAL Life!! =)
I then used Poppy Red and filled in the Berries and then I added a Shadow using a darker color Ruby Red!! I then Die Cut some Masks from some Post It Tape using the Coordinating Holly Die from the New Sweet Cuts ~ Holly Days Die Set and then covered each of the Holly Clusters so I could add some Distress Stain Spray in Picket Fence for the look of Snow!! I REALLY LOVE the pops of White!! In hinds sight you wouldn't have to add the Shadow because I ended up covering most of that up when I added the BEAUTIFUL Red Metallic Strawberry Sequins  for a Dimensional Look!! The few that were left without the Sequins though really look nice with the shadow!! I added some Red Metallic Strawberry Sequins and Red Seed Bead to each of the Holly Berries and then stamped my Sentiment onto a thin strip of Vellum and I embossed it using the same Ranger Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder so it would match the Images!! It needed something more to ground it so I cut a really thin strip of some Simple Stories The Story of Us Patterned Paper and I LOVE the way it makes the Sentiment POP!! I added a Red Bow and my card was finished!!

Hopefully you can see just how BEAUTIFUL this is and the Sparkle that it gives off!! I hope you'll give this a try and create some of your own Patterned Paper for your Holiday Cards!!
Now you need to go and visit the other AMAZING DT Blogs to see what they have created for today's Sneak Peek!!  Then you'll have to come back tomorrow for the
Paper Sweeties November Release Countdown!!

THANKS so much for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Week!!



  1. GORGEOUS, Larissa! That background is absolutely amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Beautiful Larissa! Love your careful how-to's!

  3. Wow! Wonderful way to highlight the holly stamp...just gorgeous!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Larissa! What a stunning background! So in love with all the embossing!

  5. You rocked the holly!!! LOVE this!!

  6. Beautiful card Larissa and like the wee bit of stripes under your sentiment!

  7. Oh ... my ... gosh!! This card is simply stunning! What a great technique and fabulous result -- LOVE!!!

  8. Super pretty - love the sequin centers and the bright colors!

  9. Wow Larissa! This is gorgeous- love that background and those holly leaves are beautiful too!

  10. This is such a beautiful card, Larissa! Amazing colors and technique!

  11. Incredible card!!!! Love the technique you used and masking to add the snow was a brilliant finishing touch! So lovely!!!!!