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Snow Buddies

Hello crafty friends and readers! This is Crystal here today and I have two cards to share with you featuring vivid alcohol ink backgrounds and adorable snowmen!  Creating alcohol ink pieces of art to use on cards has such a WOW effect.  While I love the look of Distress Oxide inks, I still don't feel entirely comfortable using them, so when I want to create eye-catching backgrounds, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks are my jam.

Both of these cards are A2 in size and feature the Snow Buddies stamp set and coordinating dies from Honey Bee stamps.

 The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of White Yupo paper on which to create my background.  I dropped a couple drops each of Aqua, Pool and Patina inks onto the Yupo paper and blew the ink around with a straw until I achieved a desired look.  No, there is no rhyme or reason to my madness when creating with alcohol! Just keep at it until you have a look that YOU…
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A sparkly Christmas!

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Supply list:

Studio Katia Iridescent Stars
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen crystal clear
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti
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Foam squares
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A Holly Jolly Christmas Card

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Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a super fun and festive card using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products!

Ho ho ho - Santa's sneaking some cookies before delivering the presents under the tree! Ha!
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