I really wanted to scrap my New Years pics and the gold foil and stars in this kit were calling to me to do just that!
I used the black Bazzill cardstock in the kit as my base and grabbed some Distress Oxide Inks, along with a Southern Ridge Soda Fizz Stencil and a Tim Holtz Star Stencil from my stash to add some inky fun! Distress Oxides look awesome on dark cardstocks. I used the Christmas Word Thickers to create a title - they are a fun Add-On you can pick up in the shop and they coordinate beautifully with this kit!
The pretty ephemera from the kit has lots of that lovely gold foil and added great detail to the layout. I stamped the 'Happy' sentiment using the Add-On Starry Night Acrylic Stamp Set and Emerald Creek Gold Doubloon Embossing Powder. The beautiful scripty Thickers Letter Stickers included in the kit layered over the bottom of the layout to create a subtitle. I snipped off a couple of the swirls from the ends of the letters and positioned them to create a hand written effect.
For us New Years is all about celebrating family and togetherness, and it was great to document these special photos!
For the next layout I scrapped some Santa pics using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine January Sketchy Challenge. I cut some black cardstock into 3 1/2" squares and then layered them with various papers from the kit cut into 3" squares.
If you haven't worked with Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard before, you are in for a treat! There is a beautiful piece included in each of the December kits. Here I'm working with the Believe piece. This chipboard is so easy to customize or beautiful on it's own. I decided to brush on some Distress Oxide Inks to colour the reindeer and sleigh first.
Next, I sponged on some metallic Distress Paint from my stash on the scripty letters to match the gold colours in the kit.
After that dried I glued it to the center of the layout using some Art Glitter Glue - currently my favourite!! I even used the Distress Paint to paint the wood flourishes from the kit.
I used the Starry Night Acrylic Stamp Set Add-On to stamp Merry Christmas in a light grey ink using Krafty Kimmie's Granite Grey Krafty Kolours Ink onto the bottom of my journaling spot.
I then used the same set to stamp the poinsettia onto red cardstock and embossed with Gold Doubloon Embossing Powder. I will totally use this stamp over again and again - such a fast and beautiful way to embelllish cards and layouts!
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