Friday, August 15, 2014

More Holiday Catalogue sneak peeks

I am loving these Blendabilities alcohol markers!  This card is a Cherry Cobbler cardbase and Crushed Curry cardfront, with a gold foil layer in between.  The Merry Christmas greeting comes from Greetings of the Season which is on the carryover list, so can still be ordered from last years Holiday Catalogue.  Brand new out of this years Holiday Catalogue is the Christmas Bauble, which is a single stamp and it looks spectacular embossed in gold.  It is coloured with Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities markers. 
There is a smattering of Crushed Curry ink splotches in the background from Gorgeous Grunge.  I think it provides interest in the the background, without being distracting.

Next up is the Holiday Homes stampset again, as seen in the pop-up card in my previous post.  This time I have used Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight to colour the houses and create a neighbourhood effect for my girlfriend who has just purchased a new house.
I haven't used the Thinlets flip card in a while, so it was nice to bring it out again with some new toys.  I made it extra long with a flap on the inside to write my message. 
The Holiday Catalogue is only 2 weeks away, so not long to wait now!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Holiday Home Card-in-a-box

Well my stamping friends, the next Holiday Catalogue is coming soon, and we are in our Demonstrator pre-order period so I thought you might enjoy my first Sneak Peek project.

This card uses a new bundle called Holiday Home, which has both stamps and Framelits (note, I've handcut these as I didn't want the white background showing in my nighttime scene).
   It is a photopolymer stampset and you can do lots of fun things with it, like adding spiderwebs, bats and pumpkins for a spooky Halloween house, or bare Autumn trees and piles of fallen leaves, and snowmen and falling snowflakes for Winter.  There is also a wreath and some Christmas lights, and I'm kicking myself right now for not adding a wreath to that house on the front flap (will definitely be going to add that, right after this!)

The houses are all coloured with my Night of Navy Blendabilities markers, and the windows are lit up with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities as well.  The cardstock is in the co-ordinating colours.  I even used one of the Daffodil Delight markers to colour my white embossing powder on the "merry christmas"greeting and the cluster of stars.  Do you like that sentiment?  Keep your eyes open for an upcoming promotion featuring a new set called "Good Greetings".  The stars come from the new Project Life set, Point & Click.