Technique Tuesday / Ali Edwards Inspiration Week - Day Three

* Note: this morning my computer decided to crash and it is currently in the shop for repair. I had to load the photos of the cards I am sharing today on my kid's computer with no photo editing software, so I apologize in advance for the not so great photos. Hopefully I will it have back in the next day or two. *

Hello everyone and welcome to day three of the Technique Tuesday / Ali Edwards Inspiration week! I want to start by thanking all of you for joining me here on the blog this week and for all the sweet comments left. I really appreciate it and am so glad you are all enjoying this week of inspiration. And the best part is they are so adaptable to every style so even if you have a different way of creating than I do, you can still get  a lot of use out of Ali's stamps. :-)

For today's post I decided to create a couple of holiday themed cards... one for Thanksgiving (which we have already celebrated in Canada, but I know is still to come in the US) and Christmas.

So Very Thankful


For this card I used Autumn Afternoons and Give Thanks.
I created the pumpkin with my Silhouette and then I embellished all around it with stamped leaves and acorns from the Autumn Afternoon set. I just stamped them on Neenah cardstock and cut them out. I added a bit of brown distress ink to the edges and crinkled them up a bit so they had dimension and looked like leaves. The sentiment is from the Give Thanks set (the newest Studio AE release).

Peace On Earth


For this card I used 3 stamps from the Good Cheer set.  
I love love love this set for holiday cards. So many options for sentiments and I love the ones included.
To create this card, I cut two different sized triangles from Neenah cardstock and repeatedly stamped a sentiment across them.  The big tree says 'Joy To The World' and the small one says 'The Most Wonderful Time of The Year'. I stamped them both in different shades of green for contrast and layered them on the card. I then stamped the 'Peace on Earth' sentiment and made it into a banner that I adhered under the silver button.

I hope these cards inspire you to get thinking about what you want to do for your holiday cards this year. It is definitely one of my favourite times of the year to be a cardmaker. :-)

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to join me tomorrow for another layout.

And don't forget about the giveaway!
Simply leave a comment on this post (and every post this week for more chances to win!!) and I'll draw a name after 11:59pm on Friday for someone to win a TT/AE stamp set of their choice!!

Steph :-)


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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Stephanie! Love them both!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the Christmas tree one!

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  3. Great cards! I love the simple clean designs!

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  4. Your cards are beautiful! My wish list is growing!

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  5. Lovely designs...great job! Miss you:)

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  6. Wonderful cards. Love them both!

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  7. You are really making me want these stamps!!!

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  8. Lovely cards and great colour choices! Margaret K.

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  9. These are lovely cards! I especially like that Thankful stamp.

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  10. Love the cards! Thanks for the ideas on how to use my Ali Edwards sets on cards!

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  11. The use of pink and green on the Christmas card if really fun!

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  12. Lovely cards, I especially love the tree one!

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  13. Lovely cards! Your leaves on the Thanksgiving card are awesome! Thanks for sharing so I can try it!

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  14. Beautiful cards... I love the color combi for both cards.

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  15. I absolutely love your colors! These cards are perfect!

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  16. Such great cards! I have a hard time with card but I love how you added Ali's stamps on them.

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  17. Really great cards! I left here and ordered the October AE stamp set!

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