I feel like I am really getting into Christmas card making mode, I normally feel like I struggle to get into that mode even though I love Christmas. I am going to OnStage Live which being held in Orlando in November, I am away a large chunk of November and December is always crazy busy so I have set an October 3oth deadline to have my Christmas cards made… I will let you know if I make that ‘deadline’ or if I adjust it.
I think the upcoming Holiday Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! has helped get me creating, it is amazing! I am not just saying that, it really is one of the best Stampin’ Up! have created. The card I am sharing today using the latest sketch for the INKspired blog hop and staring all new products for the Holiday Catalogue.
Before I get to the card, I need to show you the envelope which I created to hold the card. I have used new papers called Peaceful Noel, some of the sheets are foil printed and I have also used the matching stamp set Peaceful Noel for the greeting and the holly stamp. I will be using this a lot.
Open the envelope and what do we have.
Look at that Reindeer! It is just Thinlit, it does not have a matching stamp set, however, the remaining dies in the set coordinate with stamps in Dashing Deer. I will be using this stamp and die bundle early next month when the catalogue is released so you can see how they work together.
I have added a close up to show the splatter detail that I lightly applied over the card and envelope. Returning to the product range in Shimmer paint, so many of my customers remember my LOVE of shimmer paint.
Every card I made had shimmer paint somewhere on it, now they have released two new colours a Vegas Gold (that looks gross) and the colour I have used here Bright Copper (which is almost as good as Champagne Mist). I simply dipped a paintbrush, I like to use a rigger brush (they have longish bristle), I did not want my splatter to be too large so I wiped off a little paint on the side of the bottle and with a ‘relaxed’ hold on the end of the brush I tapped on the ferrule (or just call it the silver bit).
Finally, inside the card. The greeting is from a new set called Merry Christmas To All. Making this card I was like a kid on Christmas morning that wanted to just try all their new toys.
The next blog you are hopping over to is the newest member of the team Kozue
Listed here are the items that are from the Annual Catalogue. Don’t forget in August when you spend $90 you earn $9 to spend in September and to enter the August Host Code of 42JVM7TT to receive a handmade card and gift from me on orders over $50
The 7 items used in the card are from the Holiday Catalogue which going on sale in September. If you do not have a demonstrator please email me and I will send you a copy in the post.