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Tis’ the Season with BRI Moodboard inspiration

Hello crafty friends. Davina here with a little BRI Moodboard inspiration. I made my first Christmas card of the year using the new Avery Elle release and the August BRI Moodboard colors. All of the items used are available at the Butterfly Reflections Ink online shop. The August colors are sky, pistachio, magenta and eggplant. 

The latest stamps released by Avery Elle included a couple of Nutcracker themed stamp sets that I had to grab. Nutcrackers and Christmas Dreams work wonderfully together to create a fun and easy to make Christmas Card. Wanting to use many of the images, I decided to make a slimline card. I cut a full-size background panel from eggplant colored cardstock using the Large Lawn Fawn slimline dies. And I cut 3 white panels from Bristol smooth cardstock using the Small Lawn Fawn Slimline Die. I trimmed two of those panels to crate the snowy slopes in the background using Lawn Fawn using the Stitched Hillside Boarder Dies and the Forest Border cuts. I very gently inked each layer leaving most of the white showing through, wanting them to look like a winter wonderland. 

I stamped my images onto bright white Neenah Solar cardstock using a stamping platform for Christ even impressions. Next, I colored each of my images using copic markers in colors from the Moodboard. After cutting each image out with the coordinating die, I added small white dot highlights. I stamped the sentiment onto the upper corner once again using my stamp platform, then arranged and adhered all of my images. My little Rat King is assembling his nutcracker troops, and they look the cutest. 

I think I will be making quite a few of these in preparation for the holidays, as it was so easy to put together without a whole lot of fuss, as many of my cards usually end up being. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget there are still 10 days left to play along with the current BRI Moodboard Challenge.  Use the Moodboard colors and the hashtag #brimoodboard for your chance to win $20 to the shop. 



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