This second sample I made by inking up the side of the folder where the background was raised, using Night of Navy ink. I then inserted white card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. It is simple, and gives a beautiful colored background with white trees in the foreground. The White Glitter Ribbon and the Snowflake Elements were the perfect way to finish off the card.
For this last sample, I inked the background on the folder with Soft Sky ink, then stamped the trees from the Wonderland Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow ink onto the background before placing my white paper into the folder and running it through the Big Shot. I removed some of the soft sky ink from the folder with a sponge dauber before placing my paper into the folder. This created the "sun". The Cardinals from the White Christmas set were cut out and placed onto the card at the very end.
Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off all stamp sets today (October 19, 2015) through Friday October 23! Be sure to order all of those sets you would like at 15% off.
Also, if your order totals $300 or more, they are giving an extra 3% in hostess benefits. On a $300 order, you will receive $45 in free merchandise! Check with your friends, and see if they would like to order anything. Put the orders together and receive your free merchandise! This is a great way to prep for your holiday projects!
Speaking of Holiday Projects!
Here are a couple of projects that I have been working on
Card made using the Joyful Season Stamp set.
This card was made using the Festive Fireplace Bundle
I decided to take a little "me time" today. I got my work done this morning, and then went and "played" in my studio for awhile.
I was itching to play with the Jingle all the Way and the Sleigh Ride edgelits again.
In this sample, I used all three of the edgelits. I created the look of a neighborhood at the top of the card by cutting away some of the line of houses that were white, cutting a set in smoky slate and staggering them a little so that it looked like some of the houses were a little further away.
I just can't get enough of these edgelits!!
I also used some of the new Holiday Foil Vellum. The one that I used was the silver snowflakes vellum. The other two patterns are green foil trees, and red foil candy cane stripes. Gorgeous paper!
I am so excited!! I finally got enough of my work done that I got to try out some of the new products that I ordered from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog!!
One of my favorite new products is the Jingle All the Way Bundle! It includes the Jingle all the Way Stamp set along with the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies. I wish I could link to the products for you, but since the catalog doesn't go live until September 1, I am not allowed to show the actual products, just samples.
That is one of the many advantages to being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I get the new products in my hot little hands early. I SO LOVE to play with the new stamp sets and accessories!
Here is a sample that I made with this new bundle. The stamp set includes 4 saying (merry everything, silent night, jingle all the way and home for Christmas). It also has 9 smaller images that coordinate with the edgelits. The edgelits have the horse and sleigh that I used, a row of houses, and a row of trees. It is SO FUN to make cards with this bundle!!
I also used the Softly Falling Texture folder to create the snowstorm on my background. This is an amazing new folder, and it is 6 x 6 inches, so it does a great job of covering larger surfaces.
No card is complete without a bit (or a lot) of bling, so I used some glimmer paper for the hill, touhced the snowflakes with some versamark, and embossed with irridescent ice embossing powder. Unfortunately, the photo didn't pick up the glitter on the snowflakes. I also used a bit of our silver thread to create a bow.
I know it is a bit early to be thinking of Christmas, but with the heat we have been having, it was kind of nice to be thinking about snow!
For each of the Sprinkles of Life stamp sets that are purchased, $3 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!
Here is a quick sample I created. This set is so versatile that I am sure I will posting more samples from this set throughout the year!!
I combined Blushing Bride with the new Watermelon Wonder In Color. It ended up being a great combination. The paper used for the banner was from the Color Me Irresistible Designer Series Paper (item # 138439). It is fun paper!
I just returned from our Convention in Salt Lake City. It was so great to see all of my friends from all over the country!! That is my favorite part of any Stampin' Up! Event!
The swaps this year were great!
Here is the one that I did.
This card used Soft Suede, So Saffron Card stock and ink, and Very Vanilla Card stock. I also used the Very Vintage buttons (item 129327) with linen thread (item 104199). I just love this You've Got This Stamp Set (item 139572 - wood, item 139575 - clear), from the new annual catalog!
At Convention, we were shown the Holiday Catalog scheduled for release on September 1, 2015. It is just FULL of new, amazing products!! I have pre-ordered some of them, and will be posting projects over the next several days.