TCP Sneaky Peek Week Day 7 - Simply Holiday

Welcome back for day 7 of Sneaky Peek week!  One more sleep!  One more sleep until the pajama party where aafterwards you'll be able to purchase the awesome stamps and dies that we've been tempting you with all week.  So let's get to it!

When I was jotting down my ideas for all of the sets, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to attempt a chalkboard look with the new Simply Holiday set.  It's ALL about the fonts with this set, and there is no better showcase for fonts than the chalkboard technique.

I arranged all my stamps on one block and then stamped them with versamark ink on a Smokey Shadow panel.  I then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.  I then inked the stamps again with Fresh Snow, and then stamped over the embossing just a little off kilter for that 'smudgy' look.  

Included in the set are some awesome little accent pieces too.  Alma really does think of everything!  Those were embossed with some glittery embossing powder in red and green for a little pop of color.  I then dipped my finger in the white ink pad and further smudged up my panel.  The final touch was just inking the edges with a direct to paper technique.  I liked my panel so much, I just kept the card simple (hopefully not too simple though).  I'm still wrestling with the urge to use a little twine or some sequins and bling.  What do you think?

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A few things that you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, October 29.

2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the  TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, October 28 from 8-10pm eastern time.

The full list of today's Cat Pack participants are on the The Cat's Pajamas blog. I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. See you then!


Sabrina said...

Your Christmas card is very elegant and stunningly beautiful!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous Linda - love the subway look for this fab set!

Lisa H. said...

such a great chalkboard card. love it. great work all week. It was so fun having you join us during sneaky peek week!

alma said...

amazing! Love the chalkboard look and the sweet sparkles. Thank you for joining us this week.

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