Twelve Designers of Christmas: Day 5 Kelly Latevola
It’s Kelly Latevola here and I’m just over the moon to be one of Honey Bee’s 12 Designers of Christmas!
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When I went into the store to find what products I wanted to use I couldn’t leave! It’s like an online Target or something.
Of the many, many, many, things I purchased I completely fell in love with the Adore Him stamp.
So perfect! Perfect for what you say?
I absolutely love creating a simple design to mass produce at Christmas time. Who doesn’t right?
Here is a link to the video.
We’re all crazy busy with life and the Holidays. Sheesh, while I’m typing this I’m simultaneously answering emails, supervising my son making a card, and drinking coffee. That last one because Coffee is life.
I used simple ink blending, some flicks of water combined with some shine, and a glittery die cut frame. Easy peasy.
I started with a Distress Ink background. This particular card uses only one color. By varying your pressure and the amount of ink you add you can create a beautiful gradient with only one color. Who says you need to own them all?
Actually, I do own them all but it’s because I suffer from Full Set Syndrome. It’s a real thing. I bet a bunch of you have it too. For the green card I paired three different greens to create a monochromatic card. I covered the entire card base this time though eventually I trimmed it down and mounted it on a white card base.
You can also do the monochromatic look faded out to white, which honestly is my favorite. Also, probably because it’s blue. By this time you might be noticing all that beautiful shimmer in the background. That’s Perfect Pearls hard at work folks.
I used the Perfect Pearls color. Yes it’s the actual name. Perfect Pearls, color Perfect Pearls. I don’t name them guys. I just love them 😊 Anyway, the Prefect Pearls color is on the blue and red. I used gold on the green and a combination of the two on the purple card. Speaking of the purple card….
The last way I used the distress inks was to change from one color to another. I went from purple to pink on this one and I love it.
What is your favorite way to mass produce Christmas cards? Do you have time to make your own?
Thank you guys so much for joining me and to Honey Bee for having me!