Saturday, December 12, 2015

Season of Love

Hello Friends!  

I wanted to share a few cards that are being featured on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog today- both cards were created using one of my favorite Sweet 'n  Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Christmas sets, Season of Love.

For the first card, I chose a Clean and Simple (CAS) design using the the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSCC226 Color Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers' SC569 Sketch.

A very easy card with a bit of Gold Embossing and Gold Cord Trim (I have more detailed instructions on the SNSS Blog Post here).

Quick and easy- perfect for this time of year (FYI- most of my time was spent trying to get the Gold Trim to stay attached to the back of the card :-))

The second card uses the same colors from the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSCC226 Color Challenge along with the Mojo Monday Mojo 427 Sketch Challenge.

Again, heat embossing with a bit of Gold Vellum and a bit more layering was used for this card.

Stamp Sets:  Season of Love (SNSS)

Ink: Versamark™

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Woodland Vellum Stack

Accessories: Big Shot™, Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle and Square STAX Dies (My Favorite Things), Embossing Buddy®, Stampin' Emboss®  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1 1 /4" Circle Punch, Wooden Circle Embellishment, Pearls, MISTI® Tool

So which one do you prefer?  I enjoy creating more intricately layered cards,  but this time of year, CAS cards are some of my favorites as well!  

Wow, only thirteen more days until Christmas- hugs and I hope you have a blessed weekend, sweet friends!!


Jenny Engelke said...

Oh, how beautiful! I absolutely adore this scene! It looks so regal (as it should) done up in the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Stampin by Genny said...

I love the embossed manger scene. Stunning! You did a great job with our color challenge. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

brrenwick said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the gold embossing. Thanks for playing along at HSS!

Unknown said...

So many ideas with the same stamp & colour combo. Love that you've made three cards! Thanks for playing along at HSS.

inkedx2 said...

Wow 3 different cards using our colors! Great job! Each card is beautiful and perfect for the season. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

brrenwick said...

Congratulations Julie!

You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our Color Challenge! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!
HSS Design Team

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