How did this happen? It's the middle of September already - feeling like fall with leaves falling and a nip in the air. And, of course, the release of Stampin' Up!'s 2016 Holiday Catalogue.
If you haven't seen it yet - you will want to after browsing through all the gorgeous projects in this September edition of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!
And if you just came from Christine's blog you already are off to a good start!
First up, for me, is a card I made using a stamp set intended for Halloween. I don't do Halloween cards or decor, but as soon as I saw this Ghoulish Grunge set - I knew I had to have it. This set has such fabulous textures that I know it will be a staple in my stamp collection. Here, I used the image that looks like cheesecloth:
Using Crumb Cake ink, I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then stamped the fern from Butterfly Basics on top of that with Emerald Envy ink.
The sentiment is from Work of Art, stamped with Dapper Denim on Very Vanilla, cut with Lots of Labels Framelits and mounted on Emerald Envy cardstock.
My newest obsession seems to be embossing the Basic Pearls with Copper Embossing Powder. That's what I did here to embellish the die cut.
I think this has a really woodsy feel to it and could be a great masculine-theme for any occasion.
Staying with using Halloween-themed products for non-Halloween projects, for this next one I used DSP from the Halloween Night Specialty DSP.
I wish I could get a whole pack of just this brick wall pattern in tones of Basic Gray! The pine boughs are done by inking the raised portion of the Pine Bough Embossing Folder with Always Artichoke ink, and then stamping it onto the DSP.
This card is also my very first Shaker Card! Using the new Foam Adhesive Strips from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue really makes it easy to do this.
I stamped the sentiment from Santa's Wish in Sweet Sugarplum on Whisper White. Then I used both White Mica Flakes and Fancy Frost Sequins to fill the ornament, set off with a frame of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. A little sponging with Smoky Slate around the edges finishes things nicely and goes well with the Always Artichoke card base.
I'm really liking this colour combo of Sweet Sugarplum, Always Artichoke and Basic Gray.
And last - but not least, as they say! - a full-on Christmas design! I really had no plan when I set out to do this, other than to use the Candy Cane Lane DSP collection. It has such cute images that just beg to be fussy-cut. So I did!
This card kind of evolved as I went - first cutting out the little houses. Then I thought the gingerbread men would look cute with the houses. And, of course, a Christmas tree or two had to be added.
A few sequins from the Fancy Frost collection are dotted across the DSP "snowy background" and Dazzling Diamonds sparkles on the rooftops of the houses. The sentiment is 3 different stamps from Thoughtful Banners, stamped with Early Espresso.
The "snow banks" at the bottom are a piece of Shimmery White CS, roughly torn. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen where I wanted some sparkle, and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds.
Real Red cardstock for the card base completes a fun Christmas theme!
Next stop on your tour is Heidi. Oh, I can't wait for you to see what she has done! Just click on the 'Next' button below to continue.
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