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God's Greatest gift

Hello holiday crafters, it's Jill
in full Christmas swing here on the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog!!  My card today is called "God's Greatest Gift."  I wanted to shake things up a bit by using a technique I had never used before - Yupo paper and Ranger alcohol inks.  I created my card background using several colors (in hindsight I would have used fewer) and the silver metallic mixative (love it!).  I then embossed the Yupo paper with a Sizzix Christmas snowflakes embossing folder that I discovered in my stash (I don't tend to use a lot of embossing folders, so I sometimes forget about them).  But that was exactly what this Yupo paper needed to make it look like a Christmas background!

I then die cut Penny Black's Manger die from the middle of the central embossed snowflake on the card panel, then die cut it again from NSW #110 cardstock.  I inlaid the white die cut into the Yupo paper, then adhered some clear acetate to the back side of it.  I used some Fun Foam on the back side of the Yupo paper so that my shaker window would have some depth.  I then used my 1/4" Scor-Tape all the way around the circle opening on the Fun Foam.  With the card facing down, I filled the shaker window with several types of Kennedy Grace Creations fabulous Sequin Mixes (Dress Blues, Beachside Bliss and Caramel Apple).
I then very carefully adhered my Brushed Silver top folding card base from Stampin' Up!

I felt the card needed more white cardstock to balance out the white of the manger die cut, so I added a white frame, using Avery Elle's Scalloped Pierced Rectangle die.  Then to finish it off, I heat embossed the sentiment from Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Baby Mine stamp set with Brutus Monroe's Sterling Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  I cut the sentiment strip from a MFTs Blueprints 29 Die-namics that I cut down as it was a bit too long, then adhered it with dimensionals.  Thinking I was done, I took some photos of my card and looked at them as I was writing this post, and decided one thing was missing.  It's on the last picture here.  It's the rhinestone on the Star of David above the manger scene.  It just looked incomplete without it, so I added it at the very last moment.  Sometimes you can't tell what's missing until you see your card on your blog post and it's one of those Ah-Ha moments!


I hope you enjoyed my card.  For tips on how to create different types of backgrounds using Yupo paper and alcohol inks, see Jennifer McGuire's videos (she has 2 that I know of).  To see more of my card creations, please visit my blog at www.jktayloredcards.com or jktaylor911 on Instagram.


Wishing all of you Christmas Blessings and a fabulous Holiday season!
Jill 

** I've linked all the KGC products to the store for your convenience, as well as the Jennifer McGuire video I refer to. **



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