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Special Season Christmas Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge – Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Baked Brown Sugar.  When I saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas!  I know it’s a bit early to think about this holiday but I was so excited to use my new stamp set Special Season.  I was also inspired by a Christmas card created with this stamp set in the holiday catalog.

This Christmas Tree card was very easy to make.  I embossed the Baked Brown Sugar card base with the Northern Flurry embossing folder then added Dazzling Details to add sparkle.  I also added rhinestones for more bling.  I cut the Whisper White layer as a banner, stamped the Christmas tree image and sentiment.  To dress up the  Whisper White layer I made a bow with the Raspberry Ripple satin stitched ribbon and added a Frosted Finishes snowflake embellishment.  I colored the rhinestones for the tree with a Sharpie very similar to the Raspberry Ripple.  I’ve included a close-up photo of the Whisper White layer.  Super easy card!

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Special Season Christmas Card

Size:  4.25″ w x 5.50″ h

Stamp Sets:  Special Season

Paper:  Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Ink:  Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Acessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Rasperry Ripple ribbon, Dazzling Details, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon

Dreaming of a White Christmas with a Fancy Fold Christmas Tree Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is fancy fold cards.  I’ve been wanting to make the Christmas tree card featured on page 181 of the Stampin’ Up! Idea book and Catalog.  I made the card in Whisper White and the sentiments stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I also used the Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  The snowflake are stamped with versamark, heat and stick powder and glittered with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also used the Dazzling Details on the edges of the tree.  I wish you could see the card in person.  So much sparkle!

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Christmas tree Card

Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets:  Snowflake Soiree

Paper:  Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Embellishments:  Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dazzling Details, White Organza ribbon, dimensionals, Circle from Punch Pack

Paris and Bargello Technique

This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge and the technique is Bargello.  Bargello is actually a  type of needlepoint embroidery.  It consists of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a “flame stitch” pattern.  Such interesting patterns can also be made with paper strips.

Bargello needlepoint examples

Bargello needlepoint examples taken from Wikipedia

I knew I wanted to use Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive so I came up with this card using the Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance stamp sets.  The paper strips are from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  Love all the pretty patterns.    I also used the oval frame from the Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die to frame the Eiffel tower image.  The image is stamped with Early Espresso, Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The rosette is finished with Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.  The bow is centered with an antique brad.

Bargello Paris card

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Are you inspired to try the Bargello technique?!  If you are then head on over to HSS to upload your project.  To find out how to do the Bargello technique there’s a great photo and video tutorial on SCS .

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Paris and Bargello technique Card

Size:  4.25”  H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance

Paper: Card Base:  Whisper White; Card Stock:  Bravo Burgundy; DSP:  Paisley Petals

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details.

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