Oct 1, 2008

Day 2: Sneak Peeks

Good morning!
Weren't yesterday's cards from everyone fabulous?! I hope you had a chance to check out everyone's beautiful projects.

Today, I get to share 2 more cards made with 2 more new stamp sets. The first one is Asela Hopkin's Christmas Blessings.


Aren't these poinsettia's beautiful!? I used my favorite cuttlebug folder, Leafy Branch and embossed the Sage Shadow card front. Then, using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink & the Inkssentials Blending tool, I shaded the entire paper, making sure to highlight the embossing.

The flowers are stamped in gold Encore ink and embossed with Detail Clear Embossing powder on Watercolor paper. Then, I watercolored them flowers with Ruby Red SU reinkers. The centers of the flowers were dotted with gold stickles.

There are several beautiful images in Asela's set along with words and phrases that can fit any holiday saying need. Asela's stamps are always fun to color and this one is no exception. I have a few more cards that I've made that I'll share during the release party this Thursday night.

Gina, Asela, Joanne, Emily, Melanie, Cathy, and Lee also have projects to share with us made with this set. Be sure to visit their blogs to see the beautiful eyecandy!

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Next up, is the Free with Three stamp set by Gina called Winter Foliage.



You're going to love this beautiful little stamp set. While I had the stamp set out last week, I had so much fun playing with different techniques with the images and words in it. I was playing with bleach, alcohol reinkers, markers, paper punches... but you'll have to wait until Thursday night to see the results of all those fun supplies! Yep, I'm a tease...

This was the last card I made when I was playing around in my stamp room that day. I got out my Stampin Up Real Red and Garden Green marker and colored directly on the mistletoe stamp and stamped randomnly all over this piece of whisper white scrap paper. I loved the details this gave the stamp, so quickly threw the card together as an after thought. Funny thing is, I think it's my favorite one that I made with this set! Isn't that funny how that works sometimes?

Few details... I used the new Holiday Embossing Rub-on paste to edge the cardfront as well as all the pieces of paper. I used the Threading Waters Fiskars border punch that Gina carries in her online store. To add a little more to it, I pierced the point of each scallop with my paper piercer. I love the little touch this adds to the scallop pattern.

Notice that ribbon - yep, is part of the Holiday Luxury ribbon that will be available this Thursday night. You'll get 12 different ribbons - 1 yard of each kind - for an awesome price. I cut all that ribbon for you and Shelly and Gina packaged it! We spent the entire time 'petting' the ribbons - they are so soft! Gina will also be carrying Silver and Gold cording!! Yahoo! It's been so hard to find since Stampin Up retired it - but it's back!

Gina, Emily, Melanie, Carolyn, Lee, Kurtis, and Asela have been busy creating with this versatile stamp set too. Check out their blogs for some more eyecandy this morning. You won't be sorry!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for Melanie's 2 stamp sets sneak peeks!

Jessica

10 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! Sooooo gorgeous!! I never would have thought to use Sage Shadow, but it's soooo wonderful!!!! And the mistletoe card is wonderful!! It sure does make fabulous dp!! And I simply must get that Threading Water punch!!! Love how you pierced it to add more detail!!! I can't wait to see what else you've created!!

Theresa said...

Aren't these just too beautiful! Wow, that background on the poinsettia card is perfect. Simply gorgeous!

asela said...

Love these!!! You are always so creative.

catdidit said...

You never cease to amaze me with your ideas Jessica! I love both of these, love the bg on the poinsettia card, its gorgeous...and the holly berries, wow! what a neat idea on the threading water punch, to add the extra piercing...might have to steal that one, lol!

Melanie said...

love your ornament hanging from the branch!!

Sharri said...

Great cards Jessica!

Carolyn King said...

Very pretty!!!! I love the cool colors you used with the poinsettia card! Great job and the other card is beautiful too!

mycardz said...

WOW...awesome cards! I love the pointsettia background - ANOTHER great use for that folder! Thank you! :)

Deb said...

Ohhhh these are both soooo very pretty! Can't wait to see more!!

Trena in Naperville said...

wow Jesscia, wow! ...

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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