Shana Gaff
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Make Your Mark! Christmas in July

It's time for another Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  I decided to participate in the Anything Goes Christmas challenge at Merry Monday and the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! 
I tried something new with my markers this week. I took a big piece of masking tape and colored on the sticky side. I then pressed it down onto glossy cardstock and burnished it with my hand before pulling the masking tape up. I love how it turned out!
I hated to cover up so much of it, but I had to follow the sketch. I will definitely be trying this technique again. It was super easy and has tons of possibilities!  Too bad they had to go and retired my glossy cardstock!  Luckily I had some saved aside in case of an emergency like this. lol I also used my markers to color my ornament before stamping it. 

Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock: Glossy White, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Tools: Holiday Ornaments and Oval Framelits, masking tape
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals

15 comments:

  1. Hi Shana. Such a fun technique! Loll xx

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  2. How cool! I would have never thought to do that with masking tape, lol! It looks great, though. Awesome card xx

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  3. That's such a cool technique, Shana! Well done! :)

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  4. I love your masking tape color borders....going to have to add some to my craft room stash! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Hi Shana. Great technique for a zesty Christmas card. Love it. hugs Monika xxx

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  6. Thanks for sharing how you created the stripes on your card. Can't wait to try it. So glad you joined us at Merry Monday.

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  7. Fabulous card...so sweet to see a Christmas card in July and your colors are wonderful.

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  8. How very cool Shana. You are getting quite creative with your markers. A fabulous idea - must try it myself. Hugs D

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  9. Wow Shana, what a great idea and I love how it looks-so creative x

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  10. Great take on the sketch and thank you for the new technique!

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  11. What a wonderful technique and I love these colors for Christmas, Shana! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  12. Fabulous card Shana, what a great technique. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  13. Hi Shana. Love the technique you have used. What a great idea. I want to try this out. Wonderful card. Have you tried Judikins white glossy postcards. They are an absolute dream to stamp onto and colour.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  14. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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