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‘Tis the Season to Sparkle with Seasonal Layers

My card this week has been inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments  sketch challenge and all the Christmas movies I’ve been watching on the Hallmark channel.  Every year as part of preparing for the holidays I watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  All the movies seem to start with a beautiful snowy setting which made me think snowflakes which made me think the snowflakes from the Seasonal  Layers Thinlits Dies.  This die set is so versatile because it has images for every season.  It contains three different snowflakes which I die cut from Whisper White, Silver Foil paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I used Smoky Slate for the background layer and embossed the Whisper White layer with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder then added the 1/8″ silver ribbon in a swirl pattern using glue dots.  I then adhered the snowflakes to create my snowy scene.  The sentiment ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ is from the Season to Sparkle stamp set which I die cut from retired Scallop Oval Punch.

For more sparkle I added rhinestones and silver sequins.Stampin Up Seasonal Layers Snowflake Christmas cardGo to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration from the design team.

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‘Tis The Season to Sparkle Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Season to Sparkle

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink: Versamrk

Accessories:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, 1/8″ Silver ribbon, retired Scallop Oval punch, Silver Sequins, Basic Rhinestones

 

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Stampin’ Up! Snowflake tag inspired by blue glass

Wouldn’t this tag look great as an ornament or around a bottle of champagne?  This week I was inspired to create this snowflake tag.  Hand Stamped Sentiments has an inspiration challenge and the photo inspired me to use the Snow Flurry die and Apothecary Accents .  I die cut the shape then embossed it with the Northern Flurry Textured embossing folder.  I used Frost White Shimmer paint to sponge the embossed snowflakes and used the snowflakes from the Snow Swirled stamp set to stamp some of the snowflakes with the Frost White shimmer paint.  I embellished the snowflake with basic rhinestones and finished the center with a Designer Vintage Faceted button and white twine.  The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.

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Hop on over to HSS and see all the wonderful projects by our talented design team.  Be inspired and join us!

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Snowflake Christmas Tag

Size:  3.00″ W x 5.00″ H

Stamp sets:  Greetings of the Season, Snow Swirled

Ink:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Midnight Muse

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Northern Flurry Textured Embossing folder, 1-3/8 square punch (for banner ends), Designer Vintage Faceted button, Basic rhinestones, White Baker’s Twine, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots

Fashion Inspired Bay Leaf Square Wreath card

Pals Paper Arts has a Fashion Inspiration {Holiday} challenge this week.  The greenery and the red along with the rich tapestry vest I was inspired to create the card below.  I made a bay leaf square wreath for my card.  I used the Petal Blossoms Builder punch and the Bird Punch.  Behind my wreath I embossed a Very Vanilla  panel with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged it with Gold Encore ink.

The base of my wreath is a  square frame then I sponged the edge of the leaves with Always Artichoke ink and used my Simply Scored to score the leaves.  I then glued the leaves all along the frame.  The holly leaves were created using the Bird Builder punch and the berries are pearls colored with a red Sharpie.  I finished my wreath with Real Red Satin Ribbon and an antique brad.  I then stamped my sentiment and embossed it with gold and curled the banner a bit.

Bay Leaf Square Wreath Card

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Bay Leaf Square Wreath card

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Inside of Square Wreath card

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Here’s the inspiration photo.

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Bay Leaf Square Wreath Card

Size:  5.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Curly Cute, Snow Swirled

Paper: Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke

Ink: Gold Encore, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder, Frame Sizzix Die, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1-1/4″ square punch, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Versamrk, Gold Stampin’ Embossing Powder

It’s not too early for Christmas

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge.  You have your choice of making a project with a shaving cream, crayon or pastel technique  I chose to do the poppin’ pastel technique.  This is a very easy technique.  You stamp your image then use a sponge dauber with pastels and color away.  So easy!

For my card this week I chose to do a Christmas card with the Christmas Collage background stamp.  I inked up the stamp with Versamark then used Real Red, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip pastels to add color.  I distressed the edges then sponged with Soft Suede.

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I then stamped again just the 25 with Versamark and heat embossed with gold.  I punched it out with the 1-1/2″ circle punch then glittered the edges with Champagne glass glitter.  I had some leftover scraps of retired Deck the Halls dsp and punched with my Decorative Label punch.  I used the Versamark pen to outline the edges then heat embossed with gold.  I made a lollie from another scrap of 1″ x 12″ scrap of retired Deck the Halls DSP.  I then assembled my 25 then adhered to my card.  To frame the image I used the Eyelet border punch and punched some scraps from retired Deck the halls and heat embossed the edges with gold.  Such a pretty detail.

The sentiment Seasons Greeting is from Snow Swirled and I also heat embossed with gold.

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Hop on over to HHS and see more inspiration for this challenge from our talented Design Team.

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Christmas Collage Card

Size:  6.5o”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Christmas Collage, Snow Swirled

Paper: Cherry Cobbler Card base, Very Vanilla, retired Deck the Halls DSP

Ink: Versamark pad and pen, Stampin’ Pastels – Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Champagne Glass Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Label Punch, 1-1/2″ inch circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Heat tool, Simply Scored

Very Merry Snowflakes PPA17 Sketch Challenge

This card was created for this week’s PPA sketch challenge by Margaret Moody, a talented pal known for her clean layouts and stunning design.  I wanted to use my sister’s new stamp set Snow Swirled.  I love this stamp set.  I used the snowflake stamp and some scraps leftover from my Holiday Card Event.  Red and green are the traditional colors for Christmas so I decided to do my take on this card with the snowflake background and a strip of textured paper done with the Petals-A-Plenty Stampin’ Up! Textured Impressions Folder for the Big Shot. I like the way my card turned out.  Let me know what you think.

PPA17 sketch

PPA17 sketch

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Stamp Sets:  Snow Swirled, Short & Sweet

Paper: SU Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ for background paper, SU Very VanillaReal Red and Old Olive cardstock

Ink:  SU Real Red Classic Ink

Accessories:  mixed retired SU Stampin’ Emboss Powder Rainbow Razzle (you can substitute with silver) with non- SU red embossing powder for a sparkly look, SU dimensionals, SU slit punch to make ticket edges, SU gold brads, non-SU red gemstones, SU Big Shot, SU Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder

Techniques: stamping, embossing

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