Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Tis the Season #39 and Light it up Blue!!!


Time for a fun new challenge at 'Tis the Season.. this week we have a color challenge and it's all about Blues! Which is perfect because today happens to be Autism Awareness day and April is Autism Awareness Month. There is a fun Blog Hop going to to Light it Up Blue and show our support! 



I'm lighting it up Blue in honor of my son Austin who was diagnosed when he was 18 months. 



Get out your Blues and join in the fun and help us Light it up!! 




I went with the colors Night of Navy, Soft Sky & Pacific Point and I created a watercolor background using the Smooshing technique onto a piece of watercolor paper. 


I stamped the snowflakes from the Stampin' Up! set Endless Wishes and heat embossed them with White embossing powder. Then I smooshed my inks onto a mat and spritzed them with water and dipped my card stock down into it. I blotted as needed and once I had the look I wanted I let it dry. 

Then I embossed the sentiment on to a piece of Night of Navy card stock that I trimmed into a banner shape and added another banner from a piece of glimmer paper. The "& bright" sentiment is stamped onto a piece of Soft Sky. I mounted the watercolor panel onto a Navy card base and added some Silver Sequins. Love the look of this in person it's so soft and pretty. 

Be sure to head over to the 'Tis the Season blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week and join us.. And don't forget to stop by and check out the Light it up Blue Hop as well! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful background! Love the delicate snowflakes!

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  2. Beautiful colors, I love your background technique. I found your card at SMSSLT, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love the blue background on your great card for a great cause! Thanks for supporting Autism Awareness!

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  4. Your background is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us.

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  5. What a beautiful background you created - just gorgeous! I love making Christmas cards all year long - they are my favourite type of card to make!

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  6. Beautiful! LOVE that background ♥ Thank you for joining the hop!

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  7. BEautiful! I love the colors and background!

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  8. Beautiful shades of blue and a gorgeous winter card!

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  9. I just love this watercolor effect! So pretty, like an Impressionist painting!

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  10. This card is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for telling your story! My son Theo was just diagnosed last June. Thanks so much for participating in this AWESOME hop!! You ROCK!!

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  11. This has such a lovely background! Love those snowflake stamps!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  12. I think you have done a "BLUE"tiful job with your smooshing and the blue tones of this card are rich and deep!! Gorgeously done and love that you made a Christmas card to fit into this Light It Up Blue hop!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  13. Holly this is awesome
    I love that snowflakes on your card
    and that blue watercoloring looks amazing
    AWESOME MADE
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  14. beautiful background, wonderful color combo

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  15. Your card is so lovely. The bg is dreamy!

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  16. OMGosh this is so beautiful. Love this background you created and the embossed snowflakes are perfect. Hugs and prayers to you and your son. LIUB!

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  17. Your background is really awesome! I love your card!

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  18. Beautiful card! Your background is gorgeous!!!
    Kisses;)

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  19. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your card is beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  20. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love how the delicate snowflakes seem to be adrift in the night sky. Simply gorgeous! Thank you so very much for introducing us to Austin, for playing along in the LIUB blog hop, and for helping to spread this message of love and support for all those living with ASD. Happy Easter, and I hope your weekend is eggs-tra special!♥

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  21. Oooooo! Those snowflakes look so gorgeous on the soft and shimmery inky background you created. Sending hugs to you and your son on this special day!

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  22. Such a pretty card. Love the beautiful background. xx

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  23. Your background is amazing - the snowflakes look so fine and delicate on it. Your card is a beauty !

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  24. What a beautiful card! LOVE all the snowflakes! Thank you for sharing about your son--he is blessed to have you as his mom! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  25. The blue is so soft...I love it. It is neat how you have done the sentiment. Really nice job!

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  26. Really beautiful and thoughtful. I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  27. I love that watercolor background! gorgeous card! :)

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  28. Gorgeous!! The snowflakes are fabulous with the blue background!!

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  29. Very pretty! Thank you for participating ♥

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  30. Happy Easter!! Wow. What a gorgeous background!!

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  31. Thank you for sharing the info about Austin & Thanks for Shining a Light:) Love your snowflakes.

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  32. Beautiful card, love those snowflakes.

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  33. This is just lovely. Love the snowflakes. So pretty.
    Prayers and hugs for you as you help your son navigate the future. I have a 28 yr old daughter who is an Aspy. We are in this together, my friend!
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  34. *fist bump* fellow mom! Your card is absolutely stunning - so soft & delicate. Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

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