Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am sharing with you a card that uses In the Pines with Coming Home. Coming Home is the fantastic set with the cute houses and In the Pines has lots of gorgeous trees. Let’s take a look!


In the Pines With Coming Home


Coming Home has really captured my heart and my imagination. Not only do I love all the whimsical houses, I also LOVE the cause it supports. With every stamp set sold, $4  is donated to charities that support adoption, foster care and infertility. That makes my heart happy. Every house is so much more beautiful when it is surrounded with trees. This is true in real life but also on cards. Hence the addition of the stamp set In The Pines.


Coming Home With In the Pines


This is the first card that I made and I really liked it. Then I remembered the spatter technique using a water pen with white craft ink. Of course I needed to try it!


Coming Home with In The Pines


White Craft Ink Spatter Technique


Did you know that if you put a few drops of white craft ink refill on an acrylic block you can do magic? Just add a little water with your new water pen to dilute it a bit. Tap your water pen above your card and you will get a delightful spatter that looks like delicate snow. I love this so much!!


Coming Home with In the Pines closeup


You can see from this closeup picture that I also used some Sparkly Crystal Effects with a bit of dazzling diamonds glitter for some more magic. I coloured the windows with light saffron Blends so that it looks like the house is lit up from inside.

If you want to see more cards using the Trimming the Town suite and Coming Home stamp set, check out this blog post.


Taking the Party Inside


I must confess that sometimes I forget to finish off the inside of the card, but not this time! This is a special inside because it features a simple pop up with another cute house.


Inside of Coming Home card


I am sure you are wondering where this great sentiment is from. It is actually from a retired host set called Greatest Part of Christmas. Be sure to pay attention to our exclusive host sets. The only way to get them is to either host a qualifying workshop OR place an order of $200. As demonstrators we can also get them when we place a $200 order. If you want to save money on your stamping supplies and you live in Canada, you can! Just get the starter kit through me and you will save 20% on all your orders.


Online Christmas Extravaganza Retreat Coming Soon


By request from one of my customers I am planning an online Christmas Extravaganza Retreat. The details are still percolating in my head but I hope to share by the end of next week. I can promise you that it will be epic!!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day.


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