Monday, December 10

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello Monday, my creative friends! I hope you've had a great week, and maybe even found a bit of time to play and create during this busy holiday season. Our theme for you this week is WARM WINTER WISHES at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope you are staying cozy and warm, it seems like winter came early where I live. 

I decided to make a variety of Christmas cards this year, and had so much fun with these alcohol ink cards using the Lift Ink from Tim Holtz to add to the background design. I found myself reaching for the warmer ink colors to play with. Once the ink background is dry, you can stamp with the lift ink, then rub off with a cloth or towel (buff it) to bring out the design. I used a couple of the special Tim Holtz Stamptember sets to do my backgrounds. 

This saying was my favorite one to use on the inside of my cards this year. 

A little different mix of ink colors gives a totally different feel to the card design, and I used music notes for the background here. I always like to stamp a design on the envelope to go with the card. 

Come join us this week for some Warm Winter Wishes and share in the challenge fun! One lucky participant drawn at random will win a $50 voucher from our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp!

Wishing you Warm Winter Wishes! 


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  1. Awesome ink techniques (I would love to try this)!

  2. Gorgeous cards Maura! I love the backrgounds, absolutely fabulous and the envelope is perfect, very cute :-)

    hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  3. Wow... the background colors you design are stunning! Maura. Such a fabulous holiday card! :)

  4. Ooh, love that gorgeous rainbow patchwork, and the subtle lift ink images hovering within. Such a clever card design.
    Alison x

  5. Wow, what a spectacular card! I love the happy colours from the alcohol inks and the way you patterned and shaded them looks so beautiful - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  6. Your card is just beautiful Maura. I love your choice of colours.


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