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December Mood Board with Paperie Ink

Hello crafty friends! It's already the middle of December and Christmas is just 12 days away! Today I have a holiday card inspired by the December mood board featuring Paperie Ink stamps. This month's mood board is fabulous and the colors are right up my alley. I created this tri-fold scene card with two Paperie Ink sets, Build a Tree and Like Christmas

I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. For the background, I first ink blended a night sky with Distress oxides (tumbled glass, chipped sapphire, black soot). Next I used the Honey Bee Stamps Layering Birch Trees Stencils with Distress Oxides (weathered wood, picket fence) to add my forest. 

I had a happy little accident with those trees-- I thought my first layer of ink was dry before adding the picket fence ink. I noticed the white was not showing up so I added white embossing powder. Guess what wasn't dry yet... yup, my first layer of trees. Powder everywhere. I started to brush off the powder with a paintbrush and decided to make tree bark pattern-y lines and then heated the powder. I ended up liking the result because I had white birch trees with gray patterns on the trunks so I just went with it! The final touch for my background was using a snow marker to add puffy falling snow.

To assemble the card, I cut out snow drifts with landscape dies and frames out of white and silver glitter cardstock. I made a hinge out of cardstock for the front panel and glued it between my frames. I glued on the images and stamped the inside sentiment using Mama Elephant's Inside Holiday Messages.

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to play along with this month's mood board challenge for a chance to win a $20 shop credit by sharing your projects on Instagram with #brimoodboard! Happy crafting!



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