“Decorating the Tree” & “Always Believe” by Erin Blegen

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Hey there everybody! Erin Blegen back again with you to share with you my final projects for the month of October. This time I got into the Christmas Spirit and created both a Christmas layout and card using some of the fabulous new holiday pieces from Scrap FX~!

“Decorating the Tree”

It is a precious thing to watch my kids decorate the Christmas tree. It was always one of my most favorite things to do during the holiday season when I was a child and I still look forward to it as much now as I did then. I must admit, I’m a bit of a perfectionist- so I’m most definitely there to offer some guidance should one of my kids need some “help” with proper ornament placement, ha~!

I don’t think that the “Decorating the Tree” title could be any more perfect for this layout. I’ve painted it first with gesso and then gently applied a light dusting of a sandy shade of ink. The bulbs were colored in with markers and glimmer glaze.

The “String of Lights” piece was super fun to decorate. I of course started out with a base of gesso before misting with red, green, and bronze ink. While the ink was still wet, I added some clear embossing powder, heated it up, and then misted just a little bit more. I love the variety of texture and color that I ended up with :).

I allowed the “Holly Flourish” to remain raw as I liked that it blended well with the little bit of cardboard in my layout.

Now let’s continue on with the holiday fun and take a look at my card…

“Always Believe”

I’ve used a few different Scrap FX pieces to put this card together. First, I used a tag from the “Tags, mixed kraft” pack. I painted it white, stamped over it with a script stamp, and then inked the edges. Next I took the wreath from the “Wreath & Holly Leaves” and dabbed it randomly with gesso. Finally, I snipped the “Holly Flourish” in half and placed the pieces on either side of my card. It was painted white, stamped with the same script stamp and then I added some glimmer glaze to the berries.

Thanks so much for getting into the holiday mood with me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the amazing inspiration this month :)~ take care and see you again soon~!

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