Friday, January 1, 2021

Friends are Like Seashells for January's Newsletter Tutorial

 Well, it's finally 2021! What is that going to be like? My instinct is that we haven't seen the worst of things yet, but that things will start to look better about the time summer rolls around, so we just have to get through the winter and spring! We can do that right? I'd say with a little help from our friends, but my friends sometimes feel like a distant memory. Thank goodness I have a couple of them that go out of their way to find creative ways to connect! Yesterday, we had a Scavenger Hunt that we played as individual couples but competing as a group to finish first and best by taking photos of ourselves in various locations after we had figured out the clues! It was a perfect COVID New Year's Eve activity! Here's a couple of our terrible selfies:

We had a list of 25 things we had to do!

I made a card that celebrates friendship and it will be my January Newsletter's Free Photo Tutorial this month. It features the *Friends are Like Seashells stamp set from the *Sand & Sea Suite, in the up coming 2021 Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue, and you will be able to purchase this set on January 5.

  • In this free tutorial, I also teach you to use the new *Blending Brushes to blend the ink onto a bit of a hand stamped background panel using an Emboss Resist technique.
  • We make use of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon that is being carried over from the Aug/Dec Mini Catalogue for Fishing Net of sorts.
  • The Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper comes in handy for a decorative band across the card.
  • The Tasteful Labels Dies and the *Seaside Seashells Dies are used to die cut the various elements.
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