HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS: Yuletide Cheer Mini Hop

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


It's time for another STAMPlorations mini hop.  This week we are featuring the new HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS:  Yuletide Cheer set, just in time for you to start on those Christmas cards!


When I first saw the set, I was immediately drawn to the sweet little gingerbread cottage.  It was stamped and masked before using both the Holly Background ARTplorations stencil and the X Marks the Spot ARTplorations stencil.  Added a little snow to add to the festive feel and done!

And then, I wanted to do another card with that sweet wreath.  Don't you just love those skates?


This card is all about removing color.  I inked up the background with three shades of Distress Inks and then placed my Holly Background ARTplorations stencil over top.  Then, I misted it lightly with water and removed some color.  Next, I stamped the image and sentiment on the card and then removed more color from the skates with a tiny brush, some water and a paper towel.  It highlights the skates beautifully without coloring them.  The final step was to add some inky smudges around the wreath to add a bit more depth.  

Here's how the mini-release blog hop works:

  • comment on this post
  • visit the rest of the designer's blogs and the STAMPlorations blog and comment on   the featured project(s),
  • commenting closes Friday, October 2 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
  • one randomly picked commenter will win the set with the winner announced         Sunday, October 4

And, for one week only (till October 7), Yuletide Cheer is available at 10% off - (that's $10.80 instead of $12)

Check out the amazing Design Team projects here.  Don't forget to comment to win!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  anything goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Back soon with more my sweet friends...



15 comments

  1. Beautiful set of cards! The background on the second card is just extraordinary!!!

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  2. I love the added holly leaves to make your background paper!

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  3. Got to go get that Holly stencil...does so much for both these cards. Love your 1st card so much, kraft cardstock evoke a gingerbread feel for the little house. Brilliant. And speaking of brilliant, the second card is just that. Love the color and the new stamp placed perfectly on it.

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  4. WOW love the traditional colors on your card...the house looks awesome
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    soniasv@rediffmail.com
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. Pretty cards - especially love your second card as it is SO vibrant:)

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  6. I love love love your first card
    so clever masking that stencil
    and both are beautiful card for that new stamp set
    wish I am the lucky one :)
    hugs, Monika

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  7. Cute cards. Love the holly backgrounds. Hugz

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  8. Gorgeous cards! The gingerbread house card has a 1950's feel to it (IMO), which I love. And the 2nd card has all my favorite colo
    rs!

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  9. Fabulous creations !! Love the colors of the second card a lot :)

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  10. Love this set and really like how you used the holiday house on the first card. And the addition of snow.

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  11. WOWEE!!! These cards are amazing - colorful and not only do they showcase this incredible new Stamp set but I am in love with the ways you used stencils on them to create such beauty and awesomeness on your cards!! WOWEE!!!!

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  12. Both these are fabulous! Awesome colours on the second one and love the stencilling on both! xxx

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  13. Fabulous cards! You packed a lot of punch into these one layers!

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  14. Your first card with this gorgeous stamp set is just like 'the icing on the cake' love it and your second one and stamp is beautiful.x

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  15. I love the background on your first card. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
    Gayatri

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