Believe in the Magic

#sarasherlock arctic winter stencil Believe in the Magic Stamp Set Blending Circle Stencil Ink Blending Life Changing Blender Brushes Much Love Sara Sara Sherlock Slim Line Our Town Cover Plate Die

Hello!  It's Sara, from Much Love, Sara. Before I begin today's inspiration post, I'm super excited to announce the winner of our collaboration with My Favorite Things.  Congratulations to Greta H!  

Greta H on 
Wow—overload of inspiration here! I’m especially loving your stencils & need to add some to my wishlist!

Greta, please email with your contact information, so that we can get your gift card sent to you.  Thanks to all who entered.  

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  I somehow have managed to have mine ready to mail - which NEVER seems to happen this early!  If you're still planning your cards out, Picket Fence has a bunch of great Christmas stamps and dies to choose from. Today I'm sharing a fun card I made using some of those Christmas items.   

The Santa on today's card, comes from the Picket Fence Studios Believe in the Magic Stamp Set.  I stamped the image onto white card stock, using a light colored ink for no-line coloring.  Then, I colored in the image using colored pencils, and a white gel pen for highlights.  Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the image, and set it aside - far aside.  I was not risking another craft fail with this year's coloring of Santa.  

While I still had the Believe in the Magic Stamp Set out, I stamped the sentiment onto vellum, and heat embossed it in gold.  The sentiment was also fussy cut. 


On another piece of white card stock, I taped the circle from the 2-1/2" Blending Stencil.  I then used my Life Changing Blender Brushes, to blend inks onto the panel.  Once I had the blend how I wanted, I blended a lighter ink right around the edge of the circle, before pulling up the stencil, and blending the same ink into the masked off portion of card stock.  I again covered the "moon" with the stencil, and sprinkled water droplets, and some watered down Sparkle Paper Glitz

While that panel dried, I die cut the Slim Line Our Town Cover Plate die from black cardstock, and then cut a second strip of the house from gray cardstock.  I added the die cuts on top of the ink blended panel, and trimmed the excess off.  The panel was matted with black cardstock.  I filled in the windows of the little houses to create the golden glow.  

Before assembling the card, I dry embossed the front panel of the card base, with the Arctic Winter Stencil. This can be done on most machines, with the correct plate sandwich. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Find more cards using products from the October Release over on my blog.  Have a fantastic Tuesday! 

Much Love,                                                 


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  • Meghan Kennihan on

    Congrats to Greta and GORGEOUS Santa card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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