Saturday, August 27, 2011

Last Blog Candy Giveaway…but MORE *FUN* to come…..

First of all, lets announce a WINNER…

Carol B. said…”Beautiful card! I love your coffee distressing idea, so clever!”

Thanks Carol, I wish I could take credit for it being my “idea”, but I was taught that by Fran Seiford , owner of Stampendous

This week, I couldn’t stop the Stampendous stamps from hitting the ink pad.  I was having a great time with all of the stamps that have been released in our new catalog, as well as some Limited Edition stamps that you can only get until they are gone.  You can see the new Christmas Jumbos on Stampendous.com or click this link. The first six sets are the Limited Edition.

Here is one of my creations with Cling Jumbo Holly Season (CRS5023).

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Cling Jumbo Holly Season has a large Season’s Greeting sentiment, so I chose the smaller version Cling Scrolled Season.  Same stamp, only smaller.  In another post, I will show a creation using the larger sentiment.

This week, my good friend Taylor Usry, was the guest hostess for the Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge.  So both of the cards that I am posting today are in support of her.

My Season’s Greetings card was fun and simple to make.

First I cut my background panels to the desired size.  Using embossing ink, I stamped the gorgeous Holly border stamp on the background panels and a border from the Elegant Border Perfectly Clear set on the front panel.  I sprinkled Detail Gold Embossing Powder over the all of the images and heat set.

For the sentiment, same process, except I used Jade PearLustre  Powder over the embossing ink.   I just love the pearly sheen of PearLustre Embossing Powder.

Once all my panels were adhered to my liking, I wrapped a big red bow around it and placed what I think is a button cover, in the center of the bow.

Here is a supply list:

Paper: Killarney, Kisses, Kraft (Bazzill Basics)

Stamps: Cling Jumbo Holly Season, Scrolled Season, Perfectly Clear Elegant Borders (Stampendous)

Embossing Powder : Jade PearLustre, Detail Gold (Stampendous)

Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Antique Linen (Ranger), Gold Krylon Pen

Extras: Ribbon (craft supply), button cover (stash)

Please leave a comment on this post to win the Cling Jumbo Holly Season stamp set.  I will give away this set to one lucky commenter next week, when the Stampendous Design Team make s BIG & FUN announcement!!

I normally don’t use the same sketch twice, but I was loving the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge so much, I made two cards…

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This card started out the same.  I cut the background panels to the desired size and stamped the fabulous Chandelier Perfectly Clear and the Eiffel Tower Perfectly Clear Stamp sets.  They are fabulous, take a look..

 

For the front panel, I chose the Lace Light Deco Border Die from Cheery Lynn Designs and cut four borders, two different colors.  Once they were cut, I layered them on a skinny panel of cardstock and aged them a bit with Distress Ink.

I wrapped some coordinating shimmery seam binding around it and added a tiny sentiment from the Poppy Bottles Perfectly Clear stamp set…

I then did something that I never do.  I found this darling little crown in my stash of finds, it was out of the package, so I am going to gather it may be from Tim Holtz Ideology, but can’t be sure.  The tiny crown was silver, which didn’t match the little ring that my sentiment was hanging on, so I covered the crown with white pigment ink and then dipped it in the NEW Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and heat set it. 

Closer look?  Sure….

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Oh my goodness, I just fell in love with it.  I’m sure doing little things like that are old news to you pros, but I am a SLLOOWW learner.

What do you think of those colors???  I picked them up from The Play Date Café….

Here is a list of supplies that I used on my card:

Paper: Papertrey Ink

Stamps: Poppy Bottles Perfectly Clear, Chandelier Perfectly Clear, Eiffel Tower Perfectly Clear Stamp set (Stampendous)

Ink: White Brilliance Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukeniko)

Die Cut: Lace Light Deco (Cheery Lynn Designs), tag punch (craft supply)

Embossing Powder: Aged Gold Embossing Enamel (Stampendous)

Extras: seam binding (Etsy), charm (Unknown)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Want to throw your name in the hat for a few more chances to win FREE Stampendous, check out these AMAZING ladies blogs…

Wendy Price

Pam Hornschu

Taylor Usry

Cyndi Bundy

Lynn Mercurio

Check back next week for our BIG & FUN announcement!!!!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lobve the Christmas card... so elegant!!!!
You did a great job with both projects. Thanks so much for sharing them with us :)

Ardilla
tarjetasdeardilla.blogspot.com

Karen B. said...

Wendy both your cards are absolutely amazing. You can do wonders with embossing! The crown is the perfect touch on the second card.

Lori Barnett said...

eeeek! LOVE LOVE LOVE the crown! And the PearLustre Powder idea...AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your designs and how to's!

Annelies said...

I think your christmas card looks awesome! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Krissy said...

I love both of your cards, it really is a great layout. But the first card is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant! I love the scrolled background!

TinaH said...

Awesome cards - really eye catching and great layout for both. Really am glad to have spotted this card, it has put me on the hunt to find the new new jumbo stamp sets! Thanks too for the chance to win.

Sue D said...

Beautiful Christmas card--love all the gold embossing.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Taylor U. said...

Wendy, you ROCKED these cards!!!!! I love them! Thanks SO much for being so supportive, and playing along in the SCS Sketch challenge. You are such a fab friend!!!

Billie Dee said...

Anything Stampendous is turning into a very good thing! Love love love your cards!

Scrappychick said...

WOWzers!! Both are gorgeous! I am totally caseing the first one for store samples if I may?!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love the metallic heat embossing on the first one...it's a technique I haven't used in ages, and had forgotten how elegant it can be!
Helen x

Barbara said...

Your cards are so fantastic! I love them both! The crown is so amazing. Thanks for all the great instructions and how-to tips!

Marge said...

Very pretty Christmas card, Wendy! I love to do elegant and classy for Christmas!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very elegant card. I really love it. Thank you for sharing.

Indy said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the crown--great finishing touch!

Michelle Y said...

Wow, these are both such wonderful cards!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Awesome card times 2!

Karen L said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!! I love the heat embossing...and that little crown is so cute!! Love all the texture and the beautiful colors you use!

SHartl said...

Oh, do I love your embossing technique! These cards are so elegant!

callyannc said...

Geez you have been busy! Gorgeous! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Barbara Bryant said...

Im so ready for the season and the stamps are gorgious Love this web site iv learned so much thank yu ladies....

FrancineB said...

Fabulous cards! Love the sophistication of the Christmas card and the way you altered the crown to fit your scheme.

JoAnne said...

Thank you for the chance to win this new set. Love it!

Stampin' Meg said...

Oh my- these cards are so elegant. I just love them :-)

Brennen said...

Love to see what you come up with every week. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nikki said...

WOW you've been busy Stunning cards and that Xmas one is just so elegant :)

Glennis said...

Love the Christmas one with the red bow - it really stands out

wendyp said...

Wow!!! Wendy these are stunning! oh, I can't wait to get my hands those limited edition stamps now! That background embossed in the gold reminds of elegant gold foiled vintage cards.

Gorgeous work!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Fabulous!

Jennifer said...

Such lovely cards! Your embossing and other details really set off your cards! I love the colours you chose as well.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! I love the vintage look of these! Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea Ewen said...

Your card is gorgeous, Wendy...I love that stacked border punch, what a beautiful look! Great job with the colors and I adore the vintage feel! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh my goodness, Wendy! This Christmas card was just breathtaking! SOOOOO Elegant! I love this stamp set, and adore what you did with it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE these cards--great sketch to use!! LOVE that crown on the second one! Super pretty:) THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! tfs!!