Thursday, August 21, 2014

Holiday Sneak Peak

There's a new Holiday Catalogue on the horizon and I can promise you it is full of exciting products. I had a hard time deciding what to get on my pre-order - I wanted all of it!

My first project is doing double duty since this Hop theme is "Summer/Sneak Peek at Holiday Catalogue". The same group that brings you these Blog Hops has also started doing Challenges. Check out the Challenge Blog here. The latest challenge is to CASE - which stands for Copy And Share Everything - one of the Watercooler Gang. I CASE'd Kath who made a card using the background stamp Corner Garden. See her's here. This stamp is on my wishlist, however it hasn't made it into my collection yet. But, I did order the Park Lane Designer Series Paper - and, one of the designs just screamed out "Colour Me!"

So I did. And the obvious choice was Blendabilities. I used Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and the Skin Tone Assortment. I also used a Project Life journaling pen to define some of the leaves. Love those pens! It did take some time to colour, so I wanted that to be the star of the show I didn't add much to this card. The main image is mounted on an Old Olive base. I used a piece of the gorgeous Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon across the middle and over that a sentiment from Label Love stamped on Whisper White with Tangelo Twist ink and punched with the Artisan Label punch.

Next up, we go from summer to Christmas. I love Blendabilities and Stampin' Up has made sure there are many stamp sets to choose from in both the main catalogue and the upcoming Holiday Catalogue that are perfect to showcase the Blendabilities. I used a single stamp - Christmas Bauble. It has a retro feel to it that I love. It's coloured with Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendabilities. I added highlights with the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen and the Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker. A little bit of bling from Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details completes the bauble.

The Merry Christmas, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, if from the Photopolymer set Endless Wishes. Behind the image layer is a design from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. For the card base, I used some of the new Kraft cardstock. I can tell this is going to be a favourite - and it comes in 12" x 12" sheets.

  Now, I also have to point out the little strip of shiny red ribbon on the left side of the card. I thought it needed some more bling. So I coloured a piece of 1/8" silver ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.

Next stop on the Hop is Teri. I can't wait to see what she has come up with to inspire all of us! Just click on the Next button to take you there.


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