Thursday, December 9, 2021

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop- Merry Christmas

Hello stampers,
     Today, I am participating in the Christmas Blog Hop for Crafty Collaborations FB group. This blog hop is all about Christmas. Are your cards done? I'm still working on mine but I'm close to having them ready to mail out.
     The first card  I made was CASEd from the annual catalog using the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set. I have a hard time casing the actual catalog for whatever reason but I gave it a try for this card with a few differences since I didn't have some of the items. I started with an Evening Evergreen Cardstock base where I stamped a few branches in the upper right corner & lower-left corner using Evening Evergreen Ink, followed by a layer of the Tidings Of Christmas DSP. On a Basic White Cardstock strip, I stamped a sentiment from the sent using Cherry Cobbler Ink, along with one of the branch stamps using Sahara Sand Ink (stamped off once) so they would appear around the stockings. On a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped 2 stockings using Soft Succulent Ink & colored them in using the Light Soft Succulent Blends; the bow I stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink & colored it in using the Light Cherry Cobbler Blends. After coloring, I used the Christmas Trimming Dies to die cut out the stockings & the bow before attaching them to the card. To give the card a little bling I used the Irridescent Rhinestones (available 1/4)
     For the second card, I used the same layout along with several items, but I changed the sentiment & instead of the stockings I chose to die cut 3 stars using the Christmas Trimming Dies with Evening Evergreen & Sahara Sand Cardstock. The 3rd star I stamped using Soft Succulent Ink on Basic White Cardstock before cutting out.
     I really hope you liked my cards & hope you follow along on the blog hop to see what everyone else has made.


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