If you are following the Hop line-up, you have arrived here from Marie's blog. I'm sure you are as impressed by her creations as I am!
My first project uses my favourite pattern from the Serene Scenery Paper Stack. I thought it made the perfect background for a wreath made with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.
I cut the pine boughs from the Garden Green patterned paper from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper. It was really easy to shape into the wreath form. The bow is also cut from the Real Red pattern from This Christmas DSP. And the holly branches are Real Red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the co-ordinating stamp set, Christmas Pines in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock.
Can you see the sparkles? They are the white mica flakes - so much fun! I also stamped some little snowflakes with the snowflake image from Christmas Pines using Craft White ink. Here's a close-up:
Next up is a card using the first Christmas set I got from this awesome 2016 Holiday Catalogue - Father Christmas. And I just had to use the brand new Watercolour Pencils in Stampin' Up! colours!! Yay! Look for them in January in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
Father Christmas is stamped with Staz-on Black on Very Vanilla and totally coloured with the Watercolour Pencils: Real Red, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Basic Grey. I used a white gel pen for his beard and the trim on his robe.
I wanted Father Christmas to be the focal point, so I cut out the image with our brand new Stitched Shapes framelits. These are a must-have! Then I layered it onto a bigger oval in Dapper Denim, cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.
Then, I used the holly branch to stamp randomly in Dapper Denim on Very Vanilla. I think it kind of looks like Toile and I love how it looks backed by the Dapper Denim card base.
For my third project, I went to the Christmas Pines stamp set. This set has so many elements to it, making it so fun to use. And this design was so quick to do, I had to do two versions:
I stamped the pine bough image in Always Artichoke right onto the Crumb Cake card bases and added some snowflakes using Craft Whisper White.
The tidings of comfort and joy sentiment is embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White card stock, then cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. You can see a little bit of Copper Wire peeking out from the corners.
For the other sentiment, I used the Real Red Glitter Embossing powder, again on Whisper White, also cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I really can't decide which of all these projects I would pick as a favourite. I love them all! And I hope you like them too.
Now you're off to see what Jean has prepared for you. I know you will love her projects! Just click on the 'Next' button below to go to her blog.