This is just a simple card that kind of just created itself! It was really pale and nondescript until I noticed that the Real Red bits really needed to jump into the mix. Other than that, I layered Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Blushing Bride and a design from the Candy Cane Christmas dsp. The red stipe down the center of the ribbon is the red glitter stripe from the dsp
I'm having to say that these red Glimmer Brads are my big fun new toy! I'm already on my second box and I think that I'm going to have to stock up on these babies before the Holiday Mini no longer exists. LOVE THEM!!
I layered Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler and a sheet from the Deck the Halls dsp. I stamped two holly garlands and one bell image, watercolored them and cut them out. I arranged and adhered the two holly garlands to my dsp, then popped up the bell image on Dimensionals. I added some additional shading with Close to Cocoa under the bells to add my depth.
The Wild Wasabi layer was color embossed with the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder inked with Wild Wasabi ink.
I layered Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and two designs from the Deck the Halls dsp. The china roses were made with 5 punchies from the Flower Trio punch. It's a very sad day though -- I think that I'm going to have to get some new Aquapainters -- mine all have split ends and the water doesn't come out very well.
I gave the sentiment an ombre effect on the sentiment by washing the letters top-to-bottom with Daffodil Delight. Then I added So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chips in diminishing layers so that the bottom of the letter was the darkest.
Stamps: Christmas Postcard
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, White, Deck the Halls dsp
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, More Mustard
This is probably the most beautiful card that I've ever made -- it's gloriously Victorian!
I stamped Christmas Collage on the Crumb Cake/Vanilla trellis pattern in Chocolate Chip craft ink, then clear embossed it. I wanted the design to really pop against the muted background. Then I watercolored the holly leaves and the poinsettia, adding a few gold beads for the center of the large poinsettia. The frill around the 25 was scored on 1/8", then the edge was glittered. The sentiment came from Heritage Holiday, then pleated roughly.
Stamps: Christmas Collage, Heritage Holiday
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Deck the Halls dsp
I got my new load of fun stuff from the Holiday Mini the other day and I've been playing in all of my free time! I'm still discovering the possibilities of the fabric, but I suspect that it's going to be a fun journey.
I layered Cherry Cobbler, patterns from the Deck the Halls dsp and the Deck the Halls designer fabric. I cut out the Cherry Cobbler/Vanilla fabric using my Top Note die, cutting out an extra Top Note with the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I cut off the outer edge of the Top Note at the dash lines, adhered it to the edge of my fabric Top Note, then sprinkled the new edge with Champagne glass glitter. I cut out four more Top Notes out of Cherry Cobbler cs, then adhered them to the back of the fabric Top Note, staggering them so that they formed layer behind the fabric.
The holly leaves were cut out of the Deck the Halls dsp. The centers of the poinsettias are gold beads from the Earths beads collection.
Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Deck the Halls dsp
Inks: Black, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Deck the Halls designer fabric, Champagne glass glitter, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Ticket-Corner punch, white gel pen
For those of you who watch my blog, many apologies on the lack of new creations -- it's been a busy show season! However, I've got a big shipment of Christmas goodies from the Holiday Mini that are due in today, so I'm looking forward to getting back to work.
In the meantime, congratulations to my daughter and Beach Music for being Reserve Champion in the CPJHSA Josey Mohler Equitation Finals!
I've been stamping for about 12 years or so and have been an independent Stampin Up! demonstrator for 8 years. I don't do many workshops, but am mainly a hobbyist -- and love it!
Stamping has given me an outlet for my creativity, for which I am truly grateful. I'm also a member of the Paper Crafters Sampler and the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew design teams. I hope that you enjoy my blog!
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