Sunday, December 24, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Welcome, folks! I'm so pleased to be joining my friend Taheerah as a stop on her famous Advent Calendar Extravaganza again this year!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

And today's surprise is ...
 

A rainbow Christmas tree! Which of course is a little bit merry, and a little bit bright. Let's take a quick look: 

With today's sponsor being My Sweet Petunia I knew I wanted to make a card that would be difficult, if not impossible, to make without the valuable MISTI. Attempting this rainbow effect pre-MISTI would involve inking the stamp all at once with every color, all the while hoping you weren't disturbing the previously inked sections as you added each new color. Then hold your breath and hope you stamp it well enough to get a good impression on the first try. Yes, pretty much impossible, for me at least. With the MISTI you have the luxury of stamping one color at a time. For the rainbow tree I stamped yellow first because it's the lightest color.


Then added the rest of the colors above and below the yellow.


Before stamping the colors I'd smudge the edges a little so there were no hard lines of ink on the tree. As with most of my cards for the last year, I'm using the wonderfully juicy Catherine Pooler Inks.


I could have left it as-is, but since it's a Christmas tree I thought sequins would be right at home here, just like ornaments on the tree. The tree is from Winnie & Walter's Winter Woodland set.


The drawn star and sentiment are embossed in gold. Originally I stamped them in black but then I decided to keep this a colors-only card. 


Love that the MISTI was able to help me easily create a rainbow Christmas tree!

A couple things before I close ... the first is a big thanks to Taheerah for organizing this festive event for us during the holidays. It takes a massive amount of effort and brain power to pull something like this off so successfully. Also, here is some information on prizes:
 
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 My Sweet Petunia 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 mine 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 December 31st 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs one more day so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com tomorrow for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 
 
Merry Christmas, and thanks so much for looking!
- Kelly

157 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty is this rainbow tree!!! I love it!

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  2. Wauw what a aw some card with that rainbow tree.
    Thank you for explaining and the photo's.
    I like rainbow colours and are going to try this out someday ;o)
    Merry Christmas and a creative 2018 to you tooo

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  3. Thank you for the creative inspiration of today's card. I love your rainbow colored tree! I just got this stamp set in the mail this week! I'll definitely remember this technique you graciously shared. Happy holidays.

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL card, I think this is the prettiest tree I have ever seen, I love the rainbow, wow!! Merry Christmas, Tracey Magner

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  5. Lovely, love the idea of a rainbow Christmas tree (why did I not think of it myself?!),and the MISTI sure came handy for this technique! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  6. So pretty with this colorful tree and the sequins.

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  7. Such a perfect example of using multiple inks in our MISTI tools to get the rainbow affect!!! And such a gorgeous rainbow tree it is! LOve my MISTI and can't live without it!

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  8. Oh what a wonderful rainbow tree! Love the inspiration for another use of the MISTI. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Beautiful card!!! Love this gorgeous Xmas tree!!! Happy Holidays to everyone!!!

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  10. Wow - I love this technique you did with the MISTI! I have to try this!! Merry Christmas!!

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  11. oh my....sooooooooooo perfect.

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  12. Fabulous card and a perfect demonstration of why the Misti is so wonderful to own!

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  13. Oh I love the blended rainbow effect you created with your MISTI, what a wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration. - happy holidays

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  14. So beautiful! Love this stamp and the rainbow effect you got with your Misti! Merry Christmas to you.

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  15. This rainbow tree is great! Thanks for sharing how to achieve the rainbow effect; I'll be sure to use this technique. Love my Misti.

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  16. Brilliant idea...what a wonderful tree. Cheers.

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  17. Oh, I just L*O*V*E this!! How pretty!!
    I have a Misti on my wish list. :-)
    Hope you & yours have a Merry Christmas!

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  18. KELLY! Stunning, clever and so, so beautiful! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. Such an AWESOME use of color (I LOVE colorful things!) I don't have a MISTI yet, but it sure looks like a handy tool! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! Merry Christmas!

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  20. This card is absolutely stunning! I like the colors and the use of the sequin.

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  21. Wowza! That is absolutely so pretty and I can't help but want to try it ASAP! Love your sequins.

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  22. Beautiful card; great christmas tree ! I think you were right to change the black into gold for the sentiment and star; it turned out great !
    Merry Christmas ! Warm greetings from Belgium.

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  23. What a beautiful and colorful tree! I love it!

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  24. You always come up with such creative, fun ideas, Kelly! This is just wonderful! Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  25. Really beautiful. I LOVE the colorful tree.

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  26. That rainbow tree is so much fun!

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  27. So pretty! Fantastic idea to make a rainbow tree. I love non-traditional colors on a Christmas card.

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  28. Gorgeous card! Love your fabulous rainbow tree!

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  29. Wow, Kelly, what a gorgeous rainbow tree. Thanks for sharing your creative idea.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  30. Oh now that's fun! I love the rainbow colors!! Thanks for sharing in Taheerah's great event!!

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  31. Gorgeous card and wonderful multi ink technique. Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Love this beautiful card and multicolored tree. It looks watercolored and you're right, the Misti made it possible. Well, and your great design idea! :)

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  33. Kelly, your rainbow tree is nothing short of sensational! LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing your abundant creativity and inspiration at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!
    ~carol

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  34. Oh my gosh! I LOVE your rainbow tree! I'm SO doing this next year. Thank you for the great idea!

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  35. I love your rainbow colored tree! So pretty!

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  36. So simple yet stunning. And by simple "looking", I mean, by no means simple to create, thanks for the tips, it's amazing! Just love it! Happy Holidays!

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  37. Beautiful Christmas tree. I love the changes in colors. Very well done! I need to try this!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  38. Beautiful card! Love the sequin ornaments! Merry Christmas!

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  39. Loving the rainbow of bright, merry colours, like the fact that your Misti saved lots of problems for you whilst printing this great effect x

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  40. Gorgeous card!! Love how the inks mixed together! Didn't they would work like that with these inks!!

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  41. Totally in love with your rainbow tree and where would we be without the Misti? I'm inspired to try this, Kelly! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  42. Love rainbow anything, and I love your Christmas tree. I even have this set... I need to use it more.
    This definitely would not have been possible pre--MISTI. Great idea. Sweet card.

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  43. I love my stamp positioning machine, I couldn't do without it - it helps me get a good coverage of ink every time and Kelly I will have to work up to such a design as yours being that I am a new crafter.

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  44. Such an amazing card. I think my MISTI has made me try all sorts of techniques like this that I would have not otherwise tried.., such a wonderful invention!!!

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  45. This is so pretty Kelly. You have got to love the MISTI, it has revolutionized the stamping industry. I would never attempt what you did here without one.

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  46. Oh this Christmas tree
    looks gorgeous! Love
    the colors and the MISTI.
    Merry Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

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  47. Very beautiful card. Love the rainbow tree effect.

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  48. This is beautiful; I love the gradual colors.

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  49. I really like the rainbow colors, they are bright and cheery.

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  50. What a beautiful card! It love the rainbow colors used for the tree! This card makes me so happy to look at!

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  51. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays..

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  52. What a beautiful rainbow tree, I love it!

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  53. Your tree is just stunningly beautiful. What a clever idea to do it rainbow bright. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Such a creative and colorful card.

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  55. That is a gorgeous tree. I have not been crafting very long and I’ve had the Misty for most of it I really don’t know if I would still be doing this without the Misty. It radically changed how I stamp . . .forever .
    I love those Catherine Pooler inks. I only have two and I want them all maybe I’ll win some in Advent Calendar blog hop... I hope, I hope . Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  56. Lovely...such a creative idea! TFS!

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  57. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday full of good food and good cheer.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best in the New Year, too!
    Ryoma.

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  58. What an amazing rainbow tree! Fabulous card!

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  59. This is such a beautiful card - love the rainbow tree!

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  60. Neat card. Very different and colorful.

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  61. What an absolutely gorgeous rainbow tree!

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  62. Love how you made your tree love the colors.

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  63. Beautiful rainbow Christmas tree! Merry Christmas!

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  64. What a pretty color blend! I'd love to see a real pine tree in those colors!!

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  65. Great example of why the Misti is a must have.

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  66. A rainbow Christmas tree... how cool is that! I like the added pop of sparkle with colored sequins. So pretty!

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  67. What a fantastic tree.
    Clever idea and it worked out
    beautifully. The colors
    blend together so well.
    The Misti is
    another wonderful idea that
    I'm so glad someone designed.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas

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  68. Oh, I love how you've incorporated this technique using the misti. What a neat way to use it. Love all the different colors you were able to achive. I'm sure the tool was so essential!

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  69. This is one of those cards that makes me sigh with envy. It's just lovely!
    Thanks for sharing how you made it. MISTI is so helpful.

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  70. A beautifully blended holiday rainbow tree. Happy holidays

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  71. WOW!!! This is one very bright, colorful, very HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY creative work of art! I Love the Rainbow Tree! Very Creative! Definitely a very uplifting card to make anyone HAPPY even on the "bluest", "gloomiest" day! Well Done!

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  72. OH WOW!!!! I love the colors that you choose for your tree!!! It's so pretty!!!!

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  73. WOWZERS! This is absolutely AWESOME!

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  74. Love your rainbow tree...it is so festive! And I could not live without my Misti!

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  75. Very pretty. Never thought of a rainbow tree with gold accents too.

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  76. This tree is just beautiful and your card is gorgeous! I love my Misti and have given it for gifts - so useful and easy.

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  77. love the arty look to this colorful tree:)

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  78. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE this Rainbow Tree Card!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  79. Merry Christmas Kelly. Lovely card. The multicolored tree is so pretty! Got to love the Misti... for sure!

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  80. Such a pretty card. I love the added sequins - a very festive touch.

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  81. Great work with the ink colors and blending effect! Beautiful!

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  82. Your Christmas tree is super cool, colorful and awesome. Very inspiring for sure, and I thank you for taking part in this AWESOME event with Taheera and friends.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  83. Beautiful! And I cannot imagine trying this without a MISTI!!!! thank you

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  84. Fabulous card! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  85. Love the rainbow tree, great technique!

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  86. The nontraditional take on your card is amazing. Its beautiful.

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  87. So pretty! Love me a rainbow Christmas tree! xoxo

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  88. Great example of how to use the MISTI to create the rainbow affect. I have everything I need to attempt to re-create your beautiful card!

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  89. Wonderful example of the value of a stamp positioner! Thank you!

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  90. What a beautiful and colorful card!! So CAS and awesome!

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  91. Beautiful, colorful card! I love the rainbow colors! Thanks for sharing this technique...such a fun way to add multiple colors or highlights.

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  92. A rainbow tree, simply fantabulous!

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  93. What a beautiful card...thanks for the inspiration!

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  94. What a fun technique for a contemporary Christmas tree. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  95. Beautiful card, love the rainbow effect!

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  96. Gorgeous rainbow tree. Love this and the embossing!

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  97. I really liked this card and Misti would be essential.

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  98. Very pretty card. I have recently purchased a MISTI & love it. Thank you for showing me another technique to practice with it.

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  99. What a gorgeous card! I love the rainbow look of the tree -- what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Fantastic card! I love the rainbow tree!

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  101. Just gorgeous. Your blending is amazing (yay, MISTI!); it really looks like you watercolored the tree. And you're right; those sequins and stars perfectly fit the look of your tree and card. Thanks so much for sharing a lovely idea and a great technique.

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  102. Beautiful card! Love your colour combination. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  103. An unusual and beautiful Christmas card! Love the rainbow tree!

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  104. Love, love, love this gorgeous rainbow tree! So beautiful!

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  105. Such a lovely festive card that's perfect for the season. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  106. The look of the rainbow colouring on this card is stunning!

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  107. Beautiful tree! Love the rainbow effect, love Catherine's inks!

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  108. I absolutely love your rainbow Christmas tree. It is so pretty and so unique. I'm glad you focused on something that the Misti was needed to make. It's a wonderful example of how a Misti can be used. Thank you for sharing!

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  109. Hi Kelly,

    I love your rainbow Christmas tree! I have used this technique with the MISTI for leaves and it works great!! I use the MISTI for most all my projects! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

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  110. Love the rainbow tree--it's nice to see something that's not "traditional".

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  111. Love the rainbow tree and love my Misti.

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  112. Love the tree! Great colors! And I love my Misti! Best tool in my craft room!

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  113. I love your tree!! It's so clever!

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  114. I like your rainbow inspired Christmas tree. A great way to use the Misti.

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  115. absolutely love this colorful card!

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  116. Gorgeous rainbow Christmas tree card, LOVE the CAS design! This multi-color technique is perfect for the MISTI too.

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  117. I LOVE the rainbow tree so much!! I love how fun and festive it is. Now I want to make one. :)

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  118. What a gorgeous card! I forget all the incredible techniques made elegantly possible with the MISTI

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  119. Wow! One of my very, very favorites! i LOVE this pretty, bright tree! It makes me smile!

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  120. Beautiful card! The tree is fabulous!

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  121. Kelly, this is the most beautiful rainbow Christmas tree I've ever seen. You're so right about the MISTI and how it's simplified our lives in the stamping world. What did I do without one? Thanks for sharing your tips on how to do this. Happy New Year!

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  122. Those colors blended so well, Kelly, and it is indeed a bright and merry tree. The sequins are the perfect final touch.

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  123. Oh ! I love your colorful Christmas tree !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly