Posts tagged ‘Bella toile’

July 5, 2014

Christmas in July blog hop …

Welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Christmas in July Blog Hop

If you’ve arrived here from Fabiola, then you are on the right track!  If you haven’t and want to participate for a chance to win honours and/or prizes, please go back to the original hop post and follow along with us! 

Come and take a peek at the creation I made using one of our prompts for the month…

Vintage-Christmas-card

There are four prompts to choose from, all equally great, but I had to choose one, so decided on a square, vintage card, using two buttons.

I made layers with designer series paper and cherry cobbler cardstock, which I had stamped in versamark ink with the bella toile background stamp and then heat embossed in clear embossing powder. The sentiment, from More Merry Messages, was stamped onto very vanilla cardstock in the centre of the frame image from Papaya Collage, which I centred with the help of my stamp-a-majig…

Vintage-Christmas-card-left

My lovely friend, Min, has an amazing button box, filled with a myriad of buttons in all shapes, sizes and colours – just like my mum had when I was little.  Min kindly let me look through them and, after a few happy minutes searching through the pretties, I found these two matching, vintage buttons, one a smaller version of the other, which were just perfect for my card … 

Vintage-Christmas-card-right

I used my Stampin’ Up craft scissors to snip off the button loops from the back so they would lie flat on the card.  It means they can’t be used as buttons any longer, but I kinda like their new purpose as adornments for my card …

Vintage Christmas card close-up


I added some silk ivy leaves, which have been in my craft stash for ever! I bought them in a post-Christmas sale in George Henry Lees in Liverpool many years ago … that shop doesn’t even exist now, it’s a branch of John Lewis! The leaves are so pretty, edged in silver glitter – I knew if I kept them long enough I’d find a use for them! I tucked them behind some seam binding ribbon tied in a double bow, and added some swirls of silver glimmer paper – 
I hope you like my finished card.

Thank you for coming by to leave a comment!  Don’t forget – hop along with us starting at the original 52CCT post for multiple chances to win honours and prizes!  Your next stop will be Louise. Merry hopping!

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: naturals white, cherry cobbler, very vanilla, silver glimmer;

stamp sets: more merry messages, papaya collage, bella toile;

inks: black stazon, versamark;

punches & dies: swirls scribbles sizzlit;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, very vanilla seam binding ribbon, mini glue dots, stamp-a-majig, clear embossing powder, heat gun, craft scissors;

additional: vintage buttons, silk ivy leaves and designer series paper from my stash.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

This week, I shall be linking my card up to the following challenges:

CHNC – challenge extra

Christmas Card Challenge #31 – anything goes

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – anything goes – fav colour combo

Jingle Belles – shopping our stash

Simply Create Too – Christmas in July

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Thanks for dropping by today

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September 29, 2011

Bella toile takes the heat …

Another card using the emboss resist technique and the bella toile background stamp from Stampin Up – this time heat embossing onto a piece of springtime vintage designer series paper…

I love the texture and feel this card has – almost like lush material.

The card was based on one designed by Jennifer McGuire. I stamped the sentiment from the occasional quotes set onto some certainly celery cardstock and attached it to the card with stampin dimensionals. Finally, I tied some linen thread through three marina mist designer buttons from the Stampin Up subtles collection, and added them to the card with glue dots.

I love the way using this technique has completely changed the look of the designer series paper. I can’t wait to play some more!

Thanks for dropping by today

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