Author: Jessica Frost-Ballas

O Holy Night with Jess

Good morning!  Jess here with a simple blended card that packs a powerful Christmas sentiment! I started by blending cracked pistachio distress ink around the bottom of a card panel in a loose ‘u’ shape.  Then I added a little stormy sky distress ink to the top to close off the ‘u.’  I blended black soot above the stormy sky to add a little depth to the background.  I blended them together and then added a tiny bit of broken china around the bottom.  I kept the middle white for my sentiment. I splattered and spritzed the panel with...

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Snow Play with Jess

Good morning!  Jess here with a festive Christmas card featuring the adorable penguins from Snow Play! I love the entire Snow Play set but those adorable penguins were just calling my name!  To start I stamped them with versafine, heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder, and colored them with copics before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies!  I added a few accents with a white gel pen and spectrum noir clear sparkle.  I also added a little nuvo crystal glaze to their scarves and hats and sprinkled them with chunky and prisma glitter. Next I masked off a piece...

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Joy to the World with Jess

Good morning!  Jess here with a CAS Christmas card to help you get started on those holiday cards! I absolutely adore the cute little mice from Joyful Mouse and thought one of them would be a cute addition to a sentiment-driven card.  I stamped the mouse and santa hat with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder before coloring them with copic markers.  I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then added a few accents with spectrum noir clear sparkle, nuvo crystal glaze, and a white gel pen. While the crystal glaze was drying I worked on...

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There’s No Otter Friend Like You with Jess

Good morning!  Jess here with a otter-filled shaker card using products from our July release! To start I stamped the otters and fish from Otter Friends with versamark and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I watercolored them with my zig markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I also added a few accents with a white gel pen.  Next I blended mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, and chipped sapphire distress inks onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock.  I die-cut the Gallery Frame #1 die with white cardstock and with the blended background.  I reserved the white...

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Hello Beautiful with Jessica Frost-Ballas

Good morning!  Jess here with a bright and cheery jungle card featuring the Tropical Foliage dies and Jungle Littles stamps! To start I blended evergreen bough, peacock feathers, and pine needles distress ink onto a piece of ranger watercolor paper in a diagonal pattern.  Then I spritzed it with water and blotted off the excess.  I set that aside to dry while I worked on the leaves.  Next I die-cut a bunch of leaves with the Tropical Foliage dies from canson montval watercolor paper.  I added a little color with zig clean color real brush markers and then used...

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