O Christmas Tree!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 106!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Dani Dziama’s beautiful work.

I know Christmas is right around the corner but I am still working on my Christmas cards and this set is so perfect for creating quick & amazing cards for the season!  I love, love how fast and easy it is to layer the parts of this beautiful tree together.

Season Like Christmas Stampin' Up

Season Like Christmas Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. This card features a lot of white and Tranquil Tide, I used touches of gold to make the whole card pop with the foil snowflake (I will be so sad to see these go!), the gold embossed sentiment and the gold star at the top of the tree.
  2. Mixing stamp sets to get just the right sentiment for your card is always an option!  I love the amazing fonts in the Watercolor Christmas set and I seem to use them a lot.  They emboss so beautifully!  I started with one of the sentiments that came with the tree set but it just didn’t emboss well and will do much better just stamped 🙂
  3. This whole card has lots of layers and wow factor but came together in a flash!  I generally staple some of my layers together and then add them all to the card front at once, this makes it so much easier to layer several pieces to your card front.  Another tip for adding embossing to a stamped image without having your embossing powder stick to everything…use your embossing buddy to “dry” out the first inked image, then stamp your versamark image and emboss.  This is how I added the white, embossed snow to the tree after stamping the tree images.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!

Oh Joy!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 104!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from the amazing Bree Renwick’s blog, make sure you select the “next” button below and that will take you to the next stop on the hop, Elizabeth Price’s beautiful work.

I just got home today from a fun-filled whirlwind few days in Salt Lake City for OnStage Live (Stampin’ Up convention).  I had so much fun with my besties and I got to see stampin’ friends from all over the world…it was so much fun!  Before I left I made this cute Christmas card.  I love this stamp set, so easy to use and I’ve been creating fast and easy wow projects with it.  The font?  I.can’t.even!

Watercolor Christmas Stampin' Up

Watercolor Christmas Stampin' Up

Creative Tips:

  1. The Watercolor Christmas stamps coordinate with the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit which is super cute and so easy to use!  All you need to do is add the stamping and all your holiday cards are ready to send 🙂
  2. The tiny tree image is colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The result is a fast watercolored look with saturated color and absolutely no paper pilling ( you know, the little paper wads you might get from coloring card stock?).
  3. The layered sentiment image, vellum and card stock give the card interest and dimension.  I cut each with the same stitched shape oval framelit and then offset them in a stack on the card front.

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Elizabeth’s amazing work and the rest of the hop!