Friday, October 10, 2014
Welcome to the Winter Holiday Blog Hop from Stampin' Addicts where we are featuring those Winter Holiday themed products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. And there are some gorgeous new products and stamp sets so I hope you find lots of inspiration in this blog hop. I am featuring the Partridge & Pears stamp set, which is a beautifully stylized set with a tree image and two coordinating sentiments.
Stamps: Partridge & Pears
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, Blendabilities Markers
Accessories: Argyle TIEF, Fancy Fan TIEF, Venetian Crochet Trim, Extra Large Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch
TIP: To create a perfectly balanced frame, place both dies on the cardstock at the same time. In addition to saving a rotation through the Big Shot machine, this also helps in the placement of the inner star and gives you a very balanced frame (instead of one that is off center on one side.)
To put the hanging tag together, I adhered a long loop of Gold Baker's Twine down the center of one Circle stamped image and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the bottom and top of the Star Frame. Then I used plenty of adhesive to layer the other Circle stamped image cut to the back of the front piece. Finally, I adhered the second Star Frame to the back of the front Star Frame. To finish the Gold Baker's Twine hanger, I tied several knots and slid them together at the top of the Star Frame and one final knot at the end of the Baker's Twine pieces to create the hanger.
As I colored a few tree images with this partridge, I found myself coloring it the same color each time - however, what color is a partridge really? So for this card, I used my new FAVORITE color Blackberry Bliss. I stamped the image in Basic Black ink and then Heat Embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I used a Blender Pen to color this tree, including a Blackberry Bliss, bright and oh-so-richly-jewel-toned, partridge.These are definitely not traditional Christmas colors, but this is my favorite card so far using this Partridge & Pears stamp set. I used part of a sentiment from Visions of Santa stamp set for the 'Tis the season tag, on a Real Red mat with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch.
Stamps: Partridge & Pears, Visions of Santa
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Blackberry Bliss, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blendabilities Markers
Accessories: Clear EP, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure to click through to all the blogs on the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop. Use the Next and Previous buttons below to see more inspiration and ideas from Stampin' Addicts members. I also listed the Blog Roll at the bottom of this post. You'll find tons of creativity and inspiration! Happy Blog Hopping!
Blog Hop Order:
1) Cindy (CindyE) -- Cheerful Tags and the Gift Box Punch Board
2) Twila (tjdstamosalot) -- Wonderous Wreath Bundle
3) Kim (s1itcher45) -- Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet
4) Betty (kittystamp) -- Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlet -- http://www.kittystamp.blogspot.com/
5) Mary T. (nuhddad) -- Holiday Home Bundle
6) Yapha -- Mingle All the Way
7) Jennifer (jentimko) -- Newborn King
8) Tina (tina123) -- Christmas Bauble
9) Heidi (hlw966) -- Festival of Trees
10) Paula (scrapshappen) -- Bright & Beautiful
11) Debra (WebDeb) -- Ornamental Pine
12) Tanya (tanya27) -- Visions of Santa
13) Rhonda (rhondag) -- Get your Santa On
14) Mary R. ( MaryR) -- Partridge & Pears
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