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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.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

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

Hand Stamped Sentiments From Simple to Wow Challenge #43

Sorry for the late post but this week as for many of you is a busy one.  With family staying with us and trying to be a good hostess sometimes some things fall a bit behind.  So on with this post.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we were to take a simple card from our gallery and Wow it up!  I selected a card I created last Christmas with the Snow Swirled stamp set.  Now that my card-making skills have improved I knew I could wow up this card.

The card on the left is my simple card from last year.  The second card is my wow card.  I added the Real Red layer then stamped the red Swirl Tree and on the Very Vanilla layer and ran it through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder, stamped a couple of red snowflakes, added the Dazzling Diamonds to the embossed snowflakes. Punched the corners with the ticket punch and embellished the tree with pearls.  I adhered the ribbon to the Very Vanilla layer before adhering it to the Real Red layer.  The sentiment is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  I punched the Very Vanilla oval with the large punch and punched Real Red cardstock with the Scallop punch and adhered with glue dots to the Real Red grosgrain ribbon.


From Simple to Wow - click image to enlarge

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From Simple to Wow Snow Swirled

Finished size: 5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Snow Swirled, Short & Sweet (simple card sentiment from A Cardinal Christmas)

Paper: Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red

Ink: Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Real Red 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

More Vintage Christmas Cards with Deck the Halls DSP

As promised here are the other cards I created with half a package of the Deck the Halls DSP.  If you want the instructions for cutting the paper and card recipes I’m charging $3.00 for the instructions and recipes.  This is not a tutorial.  These are simply cutting instructions for each sheet of DSP, how to use the paper for each card and list of supplies used for each card.

Poinsettia DSP - Click image to enlarge

Peace Hope Joy green music DSP - click image to enlarge

Hope Joy Wish brown DSP - click to enlarge

Bells and Holly DSP card group

Bells and Holly DSP card group

Holly and Gold Medallion DSP - Click image to enlarge

Christmas Vintage Instructions – $3.00


Another Snow Swirled Christmas

Here’s another batch of Christmas cards I made with the Snow Swirled stamp set.  I continued with using one ink color per card but this time I did one with a layer of metallic brushed gold paper.  As I mentioned in an earlier entry these are super easy to make and take no time.  Back to making my last few cards.

Snow Swirled cards

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Stamp Sets:  Snow Swirled

Paper: SU Card Stock in Very Vanilla, Kraft Brown, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and SU Ruby Red Texture CS

Ink:  SU classic ink pads Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Real Red

Accessories:  SU wide oval punch, SU scallop edger punch, self adhesive gemstones, organza gold and sage ribbon

Techniques: Stamping

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