Posts tagged ‘Holiday home’

May 16, 2015

O’ little town and holiday home …

Hi and welcome to my blog.

I’m back with another Design Team card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The theme for this week is O’ Little Town. I used the holiday home stamp set from Stampin’ Up to stamp a little town …

O-little-town-of

O-little-town

I hope you like my card for this week. The Design Team has created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge blog to take a look.

 Want to make this blog colours

stamps: holiday home, gorgeous grunge;

inks: soft sky, pistachio pudding, real red, early espresso, whisper white craft, black stazon;

cardstock: whisper white, soft sky, shimmery white;

punches and dies: corner rounder, stitched dies by Paper Smooches;

accessories:  blender pen, stampamjig;

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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March 14, 2015

Christmas card ideas …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s time for another challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week, I’ve set a colour challenge … 

pink blue and silver

My head was so full of ideas for these colours, I had difficulty in narrowing down which design to choose.  In the end, I couldn’t decide so I’m sharing 3 different ideas.  

The first is using a stamp set I’ve had in my collection for a few years – wondrous gift – I just love the sentiment in this set, and loved the effect I got by sponging over the heat embossed image … 

Wondrous gift

The soft sponged effect looks so pretty in real life…

Wondrous gift cu

Next up, I used the same colours with the holiday home set. I started with the background, inking through the stars stencil with sponge daubers, and then adding silver stars punched out with the stars border punch. I made a punched holly embellishment too … 

Holiday home

And from the pieces I had left over, I made a couple of tags to match …

Holiday home tags

And finally, I achieved an air-brushed look for the background of this wintery scene, using some brighter colours and my stencil brushes. I then sponged over the top with craft white ink through the circles stencil. It looked a little like bokeh when I’d finished …

White Christmas

The gel pen snowflakes added subtle dimension …

White-Christmas-cu

I hope you like my cards for this week – do you have a favourite?

Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join in our challenge. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  wondrous gift, white Christmas, holiday home, endless wishes;

inks: black stazon, early espresso, pink pirouette, soft sky, daffodil delight, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, whisper white;

cardstock: whisper white, soft sky, tempting turquoise;

punches and dies: star border, small star, tag topper, large oval, small circle, circle, scallop circle, small snowflake by Martha Stewart;

accessories: white embossing powder, versamark ink, heat tool, sponge daubers, stamp-a-majig, blender pen, white gel pen, stampin’ dimensionals, stars and circles stencils, silver cord from my stash, Clarity stencil brushes. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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