Saturday, July 23, 2016








StencilGirl CHRISTMAS IN JULY Blog Hop




Summers here in Florida hardly invoke thoughts of anything close to Winter snow, or Reindeer for that matter….so this StencilGirl Blog Hop was truly a challenge. I chose the StencilGirl Mandala Stencil #2 to create a unique snowflake design for this retro-feel Christmas Card. Utilizing ImagineCrafts Palette Knives, I spread ImagineCrafts Clear Creative Medium [mixed with Vanilla acrylic paint for color] over the festive card stock. The sentiment is embossed with a mixture of ImagineCrafts EMBOSS White and Shimmer embossing powder.

MATERIALS USED:



https://www.imaginecrafts.com/embossing-powder/no-view/119





What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive $100 in Gift Certificates – a $50 Gift Certificate for
StencilGirl Products and
a $50 Gift Certificate for
Imagine Crafts!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased July 9, 16, & 23 and leave your comments.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One comment per blog please.

You will have until Saturday, July 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be notified by email and announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Sunday, July 31st.

40 comments:

  1. Wow Mark, nice to see your work, I have not visited your blog previously. Stunning, thanks for sharing your considerable Christmas in July project with us. mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com

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  2. I really love the design of this - really beautiful!

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  3. Love the Mandala stencil and your pretty card!

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    1. Came out even better than I had hoped!!!

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  5. What a great marriage.....Stencil Girl and Imagine products. Have really enjoyed the last 3 days watching everyone create such beautiful art. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Love your card. Great use of the stencil with the card stock.

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the way you used the mandala stencil.

    ( Annie )

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  8. I love your Retro card Mark, very appropriate for being made in July. Very nice just the same and I expect it will be quite refreshing in Dec. A great job!

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  9. I feel your pain - it's hot and humid here in the Midwest
    and it's hard to envision snow and cold and Christmas yet.
    You did a good job getting over the hurdle. Great card.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Really great card! I love the mixture of colors & designs. it creates a lot of interest.

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  11. Such a fun card! Thank you for the inspiratioN!

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  12. You've got the impression of summer and sun as well as the winter "snowflake. Good one.

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    1. Seems you are the only one that got the dual use of the Mandala stencil - Brava!

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  13. sooo many great ideas!! thanks BHaig3553(at)gmail(dotcom)

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  14. OMG beautiful project...I love this stencils...I like mandalas.
    Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

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    1. Thank you very much - Mandalas are so varied and fun to play with!

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  15. What amazing layering you did here!!

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  16. Stunning decor piece!! Love the bold stenciling and the festive motifs!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the retro look you achieved on this card!

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