Thursday, September 11, 2014

White Christmas...

We don't see much of a white Christmas here in Arizona, but this new stamp set from the Holiday catalog is sure to do the trick! Here's my card:



It's a bit hard to see all the sparkle, but it has plenty. I stamped the image with Versamark, then embossed it with Smoky Slate embossing powder.  I wanted to add more snow drifts, so I used an embossing pen (not a Stampn' Up! one), and hand drew lines myself, then embossed with Smokey Slate.  The clouds were made using a post it note. I punched out a scalloped circle, then sponged Soft Sky randomly, while moving around the scalloped circle.  A final touch of my glue pen, and Dazzling Diamonds, finished it off, giving the snow drifts some sparkle, and also in the clouds and trees.  A winter wonderland... Hope you like it!
 If you don't already have a demonstrator, send me an email and I'll be sure to get you our new Holiday catalog.  I also have regular monthly stamp camps and classes, and would love to meet you in person!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! :-)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Starlight...Star Bright !

If you haven't heard, I must say once again, the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday catalog is the BEST ONE EVER !! There are so many wonderful items, and I am having so much fun experimenting with them all.  I haven't purchased everything I want yet, but believe me, I'm working on it!  I am in love with our new Star framelits.  I wanted to create a card, without much stamping, just to be different.  One of my favorite new designer papers is All is Calm. The card below uses only a half sheet of paper and because the paper is double sided, you get to see these 2 gorgeous patterns, with just one piece of paper.  I just kept cutting out different size stars with my Big Shot, then randomly layered them on top of each other, flipping to the other pattern for each layer.  A large pearl in the middle and some of our beautiful organza ribbon finished it off.  Quick, easy and oh so pretty! 


Trail Tips:
Card stock - Lost Lagoon
DSP - All Is Calm
Extras: White Organza Ribbon
            Large Pearls
Stamp Set:  (inside sentiment) "May the sparkle of the stars and all the peach on earth, be yours this Christmas"
  (from Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp set)

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