Welcome to week fourteen of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Do you ever love the “B side” patterns more than the “A side” patterns in a Designer Series Paper pack? I especially love the “B side” patterns of the Storybook Gnomes DSP – it is full of beautiful snowflake and tree patterns in soft blues, aquas and greens.
My card tonight was inspired by the Pool Party snowflake pattern in the Storybook Gnomes DSP so I decided to pair it with the Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper to create a Christmas wreath card.
Pool Party and Evening Evergreen work so well together I decided not to add any more colours to this colour combination.
My favourite die in the Country Wreaths die is this elegant double bow die. I’ve layered it on top of a Pool Party Sheer ribbon bow for extra dimension and impact.
The Evening Evergreen “berries” on the wreath are created using the Dots & Spots Die to die cut out the Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper. This die is great for creating your own embellishments using specialty papers.
I also added a strip of this gorgeous Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper underneath the sentiment which is stamped in Versamark ink, white heat embossed and die cut out with the Stylish Shapes dies.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
Welcome to week four of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
One of the FREE Sale-a-bration items you can earn with a $90 spend is this gorgeous Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. You receive 24 sheets in the pack, 12 each in 2 patterns (spots and stripes) and 2 colours (silver and gold).
In week 2 of our Heart of Christmas blog hop, the lovely Rosa Leyden made some gorgeous cards using the gold patterns from this DSP and the layering circle dies.
I loved her layout so much that I decided to use the silver patterns from this DSP to create 3 quite different cards that are all inspired by Rosa’s layout. Using a layout that you like as a sketch is a fabulous way to create cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration, Rosa!
The color combination for my cards comes from some of the colours in the Storybook Gnomes DSP – Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point, along with the silver and white of the Silver & Gold DSP.
Card one features the adorable caravan from another Sale-a-bration item, the Tree Lot Dies. The die cut circle of Silver & Gold DSP gives the effect of snow falling behind the caravan.
The reverse side of the Storybook Gnomes DSP has some lovely patterns in greens, aquas and blues – this pattern is my favourite. I’ve used a blending brush to add a touch of Pool Party to soften the edge of this DSP.
Did you realise that the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set fits perfectly in the caravan window! How cute is that!
The striped pattern from the Silver & Gold DSP works well with the trees from the Trees For Sale stamp set, making the trees look taller. I die cut these trees and the sentiment using the coordinating Sale-a-bration Tree Lot Dies.
The little silver stars are also from the Tree Lot Dies. I can’t stop using this die set, I love it so much!
The “Season’s Greetings” sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set also fits perfectly in this sign die from the Tree Lot Dies.
Like the first two cards, card three also uses the Silver & Gold DSP and the Pool Party sheer ribbon. I’ve also used the soft snowflake pattern from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.
I’ve used the window “offcut” from a caravan that I die cut for another card for the sentiment on this card and the stars/snowflakes (I’m not sure exactly what they are!) are die cut using the Decorated Pine Dies.
Each star/snowflake has a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel in its centre.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog. Sharon Davern is the host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop this year – thank you so much Sharon!!!