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Joy Peace Love, December Mood Board Card

December is here and Christmas is getting near!  Jill here, and I'm loving the Kennedy Grace Creations Mood Board this month (see below).  I continued my playtime with Yupo paper and Ranger Alcohol Inks to create the background for my card.  I think this one turned out fabulous!  I used just 2 colors of alcohol ink, Stream and the Pearl Mixative, along with the Blending Solution.  Since I knew this was going to be the background, and I didn't want to cover too much of it up, I decided to add some die cutting in the center of the card, make it a shaker element (I do love Shakers, you probably noticed!) and then add some simple, elegant floral images from Kennedy Grace Creations (white heat-embossed) to two opposing corners.                                                     
 
Here's what I did.  After the Yupo paper dried completely, I die cut the Stitched Square from Simon Says Stamp from the middle of the 5" x 5" Yupo panel.  I then die cut the three Holiday Words die from Essentials by Ellen from both the Stitched Square Yupo panel and some white Woodgrain cardstock from Essentials by Ellen.  I thought the texture would add a lovely element to the card.  Next I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of the die cut Yupo paper then ran the three words through my Xyron 5" Creative Station.  I then carefully inlaid the words onto the Yupo paper.

Now came the difficult part.  I wanted to have more than one shaker well, so that all the sequins wouldn't fall down to the lower "O".  So what I did was use my Stampin' Up! Foam Adhesive Strips to divide up the windows.  I ended up with 3 wells (see picture below).  I carefully added specific sequins from 3 Kennedy Grace Creations Sequin Mixes (Dress Blues, HoneyBee, and Beachside Bliss).  I then removed the adhesive backing and adhered a piece of Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock in Silver Starlight to the back of the shaker element.  I trimmed off any excess around the edges.

Next I went back to the Yupo frame section and prepped the frame with an antistatic tool.  I used the large flower image from Kennedy Grace Creations Loving Mom stamp set.  I stamped it in Versamark ink first, then used some WOW! Opaque White Fine Embossing Powder.  I heat embossed it carefully as the Yupo paper can warp with a heat tool used too aggressively.  Think of it like embossing on Vellum, use the same technique and you shouldn't have any problems.

I decided to frame my card with both Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' Up!  Lastly I adhered my shaker element to the center of the card.

I had so much fun making this card!  I hope you try out some of the products and/or techniques used here.  I've linked up the Kennedy Grace Creations products to the store for your convenience.

To see additional card creations by me, visit my blog at www.jktayloredcards.com or find me on Instagram as jktaylor911 for the most comprehensive collection of my cards.

Thank you, and I wish you all a very blessed Christmas season.

Jill


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