Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Shari Carroll, Advent Calendar Extravaganza

Welcome to the blog everyone! Today we are part of Taheerah Atchias Advent Calendar Extravaganza! This is 25 days of inspiration with fabulous prizes along the way.

Shari Carroll, Advent Calendar Extravaganza

I have created two holiday cards for today, both using non traditional colors and non holiday stamps as part of my greeting. I’ve gold embossed the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope background onto watercolor cardstock and painted with Daniel Smith watercolors. My first card features pinks and a hint of orange.

Shari Carroll, Advent Extravaganza

The painting technique I’ve used is wet on wet which allows the paints to flow into the recessed areas of the embossing.

Advent Extravaganza, Shari Carroll

I’ve used blues and teals for my second card and painted with the same wet on wet technique. I love how the colors flow together and create new mixtures.

Shari Carroll, Advent Extravaganza

I die cut the new Felicity Snowflake from white cardstock and glued it in place onto the painted panels. I’ve stamped “Happy” onto Desert Storm cardstock and gold embossed, the stamped a strip of white cardstock with Christmas to sit over top.

Shari Carroll, Advent Extravaganza

I have filmed a video of how these two cards came together. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Simon Days Stamp so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as this post in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy and good luck!!!

Simon Says Stamp Big Huge FELICITY…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps STAINED GLASS…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies BIRTHDAY PALOOZA…
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Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith HOLIDAY…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith YANA’S…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith SHARI’S…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith DEBBY’S…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE CORAL 5ML…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE BURNT…
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Daniel Smith BORDEAUX 15ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith ALIZARIN CRIMSON 5ML…
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Daniel Smith PEARLESCENT WHITE 15ML…
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Daniel Smith BLUE APATITE GENUINE…
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Daniel Smith SLEEPING BEAUTY GENUINE…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith PRUSSIAN BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Kokuyo REFILL Long Dot Liner Adhesive…
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ZIG Glue Pen FINE TIP Two Way Acid…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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