Thursday, October 25, 2012

Come To Bethlehem

Today's card is one I made for a fundraising event this past Saturday.  At these events we usually make cards that are easily duplicatable as the attendees who support our fundraising efforts have varying degrees of stamping/cardmaking skills.  We have long time stampers and those that are brand new, but they all enjoy themselves and usually can't wait until the next event. 

I used the Come To Bethlehem stamp set from the current catalog.  This stamp set came out last year and I have used it several times to create some beautiful holiday cards.  This time I changed it up from traditional Christmas colors and used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  I used the Early Espresso Core'dinations paper and embossed it with the Lacy Brocade folder and then sanded it to expose the light colored core.  I hope Stampin' Up! releases additional colors in the Core'dination line because it is so much fun to use.  This paper lends itself to both vintage looks as well as those that are whimsical.  The image piece was framed with a narrow border of Champagne glimmer paper and the center of the star is a rhinestone.  What's a Christmas card without a little bling? 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today.  Thanks for returning and I hope you check in again soon.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Welcome back friends!  It is finally starting to feel like fall here in Florida.  This has been such a HOT summer this year and I,for one, am very thankful for the cooler temps we are starting to see.  
In honor of the changing season I have created a card using the beautiful new stamp set called Wonderfall and the matching Autumn Accents Bigz Die that can both be found in the current Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Also in the catalog is the Woodgrain Embossing Folder used here.  My cardstock colors are More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip.  Inks used are More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake.  I sponged the woodgrain Chocolate Chip cardstock with a little Stampin' Up! Craft White ink and a little Chocolate Chip ink, all in an effort to make the woodgrain look a little distressed.  All in all I am pretty happy with how the card turned out.  I left off a sentiment so I could add it at a later date when I decide what I am going to be using it for.  The card would be fabulous for Thanksgiving or a masculine birthday. 
I made this card at a recent workshop, everyone loved it, and I sold 4 Wonderfall stamp sets and 3 Autumn Accents dies.  These items are only available until January 2nd so don't let the opportunity pass by without getting these fabulous products.  You can click directly on my name below this post to be taken to my Stampin' Up! store.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions about the techniques used on this card or anything else I can help you with.  Thank you very much for the return visit.