Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Card - Brusho with Starlight

I was so excited to see the Brusho Crystals in the new Occasions Catalogue and have been hanging out to try them!  They didn't disappoint!  For the background panel in this card I simply wet the whole piece thoroughly and then sprinkled on a couple of colours of crystals.  It gives me so much joy to watch the colours spread and blend!
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Brusho Crystals make a dramatic background for the shimmery Starlight Star on this Christmas card

I layered the background onto a piece of Night of Navy and then Tangerine Tango.  The Starlight star is cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and has a Glitter Enamel Dot centre.  The greeting, stamped in Basic Black, is from the Better Together set.

The Occasions Catalogue is out now - contact me if you'd like a copy (live in Australia and aren't a Demonstrator).  

The products in the catalogue will be available from 3rd January 2018.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Poinsettia Christmas Packaging

Even though the wrapping is always torn off very rapidly - I do like to try my best to wrap Christmas gifts as well as I'm able (and time allows!)
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A poinsettia made with the Eastern Medallions dies really dresses up this little Christmas Present

This little bar of chocolate in it's plain gold wrapping looks a lot more festive with the addition of a "poinsettia" which happened to be left over from this card!

It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and I'm so unprepared"!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


Monday, 11 December 2017

Hometown Greetings Christmas Easel Card

For this card I combined my love for easel cards with my affection for the Hometown Greetings dies!
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When the easel card is closed, the card front appears to be a fairly normal snowy Christmas card scene

I also used the Card Front Builder dies for the starry sky and the trees and the Christmas Staircase dies for the pine branches and bows inside the card.
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The colour scheme for this Christmas Easel Card is Night of Navy with white, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate

The greetings are from the Christmas Pines stamp set.
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When the easel card is propped open, the Hometown Greetings houses stand proud.
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Lots of Happy Wishes - Sneak Peek Occasions Catalogue 2018

On Friday I shared some of the cards I made with the fabulous Lots of Happy Card Kit and mentioned that the kit also includes a couple of floral stamps.  So today I decided to experiment a bit with them.
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A sneak peek of several stamp sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue

I'm not 100% happy with this card but it was good practice!  It also uses a couple of other new product from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - the Happy Wishes Stamp set for the greeting and the Petal Palette stamp set for the dots.

Both of those stamp sets are ENORMOUS, containing 15 and 16 stamps each!  The Happy Wishes stamp set is one of the freebies that will be available during Sale-A-Bration.

If I were to make this again, I would use black ink for the large happy greeting and Rose Red for the script above and below that.

I used the watercolour pencils from the card kit and blended the colour with an aqua painter.

I popped the decorative layer up on Stampin' Dimensionals for a bit more interest.

If you'd like to receive a copy of the Occasions Catalogue (live in Australia and aren't a Stampin' Up Demonstrator), contact me and I'll send one out.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 8 December 2017

Sneak Peek Occasions Catalogue 2018 - Lots of Happy Card Kit

I'm so impressed with this beautiful card kit!  It has everything you need in the box (except for some adhesive like Snail and a pair of snips to cut the ribbon) - ideal for the beginner or casual card-maker!
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The Lots of Happy Card Kit has everything you need to make 16 gorgeous cards!
The kit contains the makings for four each of four different designs of cards - that's 16 cards in all.  They do vary in size and shape, some of them are quite small, but they're all beautiful and have gorgeous matching envelopes with black striped interiors.

The little stamp set that's included has a variety of greetings to suit most occasions and a couple of small flower images, which I'll explore tomorrow.
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One of each card in the Lots of Happy Card Kit


The kit also contains some water colour pencils in exclusive colours not found in the pencil collection and the stamps cover many occasions and can be used over and over again in the future.
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The smallest card in the Lots of Happy Card Kit

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This card in the Lots of Happy Card Kit has an unusual shape - you'll need to think about where you want the fold

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Probably the quickest card to make in the Lots of Happy Card Kit

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Just love the dimension in this card from the Lots of Happy Card Kit

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The floral and the stripes create such a striking card
One of the cards in the Lots of Happy Card Kit
Thank you for visiting.

If you'd like to receive a copy of the new Occasions Catalogue (live in Australia and are not  Stampin' Up Demonstrator) please contact me and I'll send one out to you.  The Catalogue will run from 3rd January to 31st May 2018.

'Til next time!
Stephanie



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Holly & Poinsettias in Neutral

On Wednesday I shared a similar card with traditional colours.  I did a couple of things differently this time to give this card a more contemporary look.
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Soft Neutral colours also work well for a holly & poinsettia Christmas card
The base card is Thick Very Vanilla and I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Holly embossing folder.  This time, I used the reverse side of the embossed piece (so that the holly pattern is debossed) and swiped a Crumb Cake ink pad over the piece.

I used the Eastern Medallions and Blossom Builder Punch again to make the "poinsettias" but this time using Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstock.  The centres are very pale Daffodil Glitter Enamel Dots.

I used Early Espresso ink (stamped off) for the label and crumb cake ink for the holly leaves.  The holly berries are Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock.


Monday, 4 December 2017

Holly & Poinsettias

Whilst I love all Christmas cards - I'll always have a soft spot for the traditional!
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An ink resist background with the Holly embossing folder and Real Red flowers
make for a traditional and elegant Christmas card 
The "poinsettias" are made with an Eastern Medallions die and the Blossom Builder Punch with centres of Gold Faceted Gems.

I used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for the holly and cut it out with the coordinating  Holly Builder Punch to fill the corner and inked up the Labels to Love greeting with Stampin' Write Markers then used the coordinating Everyday Label punch to cut it out.  

The base card is Real Red with a layer of Pear Pizzazz.  So that brings us to the decorative layer.

I embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Holly Embossing Folder.  Leaving it in position in the folder, I ran a white wax crayon over the raised areas.  I then swiped a Tranquil Tide ink pad over the piece.  The wax resists the ink.

On Wednesday I'll share a variant of this card with more contemporary colours.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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