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Ink. Stamp. Share – Evergreen Elegance

Welcome to the September Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop where we have a colour challenge this month. We were required to use a minimum of 3 colours and we could also include Black, White and metallics. I managed to incorporate all 5 colours as they coordinated so well together.

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I created a slimline card inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches FMS504.

I created a light wash with Petal Pink on the Basic White panel. Then I added some splatters with a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Writer Marker. To apply the Gilded Leafing, I stamped the dots from the Textures & Frames stamp set in Versamark, applied Heat n’ Stick Powder and then added the Leafing for a bit of sparkle. I felt the Rich Razzleberry splatter wasn’t enough so using the brush tip of the marker I added some extra dots around the Gilded Leafing.

I used the Stamparatus to get the variegated shading on the trees adding colour with a sponge dauber.

The sentiment label has been stamped in Soft Sea Foam third generation stamping using one of the stamps from the free Textures & Frames stamp set. Get this set free during Sale-A-Bration until 30th September with a $90 order. I added a striip of Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper with a border of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock to complete this colour challenge.

A full product list is at the bottom of this post so you can recreate this card. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for more inspiration click the Next Button to see Victoria LIttlewood’s project.

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Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue

Hi, Welcome to our Ink. Stamp. Share Blog Hop where we have lots of projects featuring products from the Mini Catalogue this month.

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I wanted to use the Merry Music Embossing Folder in this card as it’s one of my Top 5 products in the Mini. You can check out full Top 5 list here.

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I embossed the darker of the foil sheets with the Merry Music Embossing Folder and then dragged my Black Stazon ink pad over it to give this effect. The card design was kept simple as I wanted the embossing to be the focus.

Some Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper and Mint Macaron Velvet Ribbon soften the black embossing. A black heat embossed sentiment coordinates with the embossed panel to finish off this card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you are inspired to try this technique with your foil cardstock. Next on our hop is Karen Egan.

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Dana Sullivan

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Jen Charles

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Kim Price

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here

Karen Egan

Polly Crouch

Victoria Littlewood

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Deb Naylor

Roshnee Patel

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Classic Christmas Poinsettia

Hello,

Hope you are doing well and grabbed a bargain yesterday with that fabulous stamp sale. I got in on it as well. Make sure you’re following my blog and my Facebook Page. I’ve got some fun coming up and you don’t want to miss out on it.

I’m on Day 21 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge (a little bit behind… I’m forgetting what day it is!)! It’s Classic Christmas theme. Oh my, so many choices with traditional red and green, nativity scenes, stars, pine trees, snow … the list is endless.

I went for a classic gold, cream and green colour scheme with a large poinsettia from the Poinsettia Petals bundle as my main image. Just Jade has become my new favourite green and it is a beautiful Christmas green.

The poinsettia was heat embossed in Gold on Whisper White cardstock to stand out against the Very Vanilla background. I embossed the Vellum with the Old World Paper Embossing Folder. Then I brushed the end of the Versamark pad on the back of the paper. I chose the reverse side as this had more areas that were raised with the dry embossing. This made it easier to apply the Versamark.

The sentiment from the For Unto Us stamp set has been heat embossed in Gold as well. I love this sentiment stamp set because of the meaningful sentiments and the beautiful fonts. After consulting with my artistic director (my 17 year old daughter), and deciding the card needed a bit more colour, I die cut a circle from the Designer Series Paper, cut it in half and placed it at the back of the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this card in this month long series. Can’t wait to share with you the next one.

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Back in My Day – Vintage Christmas Card

Christmas is such a beautiful season where we make memories with our families and loved ones. The theme for Day 17 of Martin Stone’s #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge is Back in My Day. Creating a vintage card was lots of fun. There definitely was no snow ‘back in my day’ when I was growing up in Sri Lanka. I have such wonderful memories of Christmas with my family. I created this snowy card because Christmas makes me think of snow as we used to stories during Christmas or receive beautiful Christmas cards with lovely pictures centred around snow.

The Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper provided the backdrop for my vintage card. I used the Craft ink pad to go right around the edges of the paper. Then, using a sponge dauber, I added Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso ink.

This cute cabin from Still Scenes stamp set nestled perfectly against the background. I coloured this in a combination of Stampin’ Blends and die cut it with the coordinating die.

I couldn’t go past the beautiful lace trim for this vintage card. A length of Poppy Parade ribbon was coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to create my coordinating ribbon.

The sentiment from For Unto Us stamp set has also been distressed using Cinnamon Cider ink.

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Candy Cane Background Christmas Card

Day 3 of Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge and it’s all about a Candy Cane Christmas. This brings images in my mind of children, fun and lots of Christmas cheer. Of course there is that thing about stripes – red, green and white or how about some pink and red?

I went with the traditional stripes and I knew exactly which paper I wanted to start off with. The beautiful Red Velvet paper. This has such a luxurious feel and yes, I did struggle to cut it because it’s so soft and pretty! So starting off with little strips eased me into it.

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I used Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper from our Subtles DSP range and Shaded Spruce cardstock along with the velvet paper to create my candy cane stripes. Each of the colours was cut at a different width for added interest and I glued it onto Whisper White cardstock.

As I wanted the candy cane background to stand out, I kept the rest of the card fairly simple. The 2.5 cm wide Shaded Spruce ribbon across the front looked like a gift bow. It ties a bow so beautifully. I added the sentiment from the For Unto Us stamp set embellishing it with some Real Red Wonderful Gems.

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I am really enjoying these challenges and I hope you are enjoying the cards I’m making. I’m a day behind so you may even get an extra one on the weekend as I play catch up. I hope to see you back here very soon. For a full list of products I’ve used, please scroll down to the end of this post.

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