Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I truly hope that by the time you read this the batteries in the kid toys have expired or mysteriously disappeared, your sugar coma has lifted and that you have had a chance to sit, relax and relish in the quiet of the moment.  In other words, I hope you are hiding out in craft room or in a nearby closet with a head lamp and your MISTI.

Now that Christmas is almost over, it's time to start thinking about putting away the Christmas stamps and breaking out the Valentine's Day ones....or is it?

Chris made some fabulous cards to finish up Christmas and ring in the New Year, however, she also showed us how versatile some of our stamps REALLY are!  So don't put away those Christmas stamps just yet.



This card may have a Christmas feel to it with the colors, but the sentiment is so perfect for New Year cards for those of us who STILL haven't mailed out a Christmas card.  (Yaaaaaaa, I'm pretty horrible at it!)  The New Year Lantern Swirl is so versatile and great for so many occasions!

HOW TO
Ornaments are heat embossed in gold. 
Copic colored with YR14, YR18; R37, R39; B34, B37, B39. 
Tree boughs are the swirls from the Wedding Dress stamp, with some distress ink blended in. Sentiment is embossed in gold.

STAMPS USED
New Year Lantern Swirl
Magic of the Season
Wedding Dress

For this card, she used the same two stamps, but the colors definitely put off a more elegant vibe and is more New Year inspired.

HOW TO
Gold embossing on dark navy cardstock.
Color removed from centers of ornaments by painting with bleach. 
Sentiment also gold embossed and popped up with foam tape.

STAMPS USED
New Year Lantern Swirl
Magic of the Season


Which takes us to THIS card!  Chris has this amazing talent for taking a stamp and totally transforming it into something else!   Her Cinderella inspired carriage is definitely proof of that!  Can you believe her carriage is the New Year Lantern Swirl stamp?

HOW TO
Masked and embossed the New Year Lantern Swirl stamp in silver. 
Used an embossing pen to add "wheels". 
The tiny horse is painted using Copic Opaque White. 
World of Reality sentiment is also embossed in silver.
Card base is embossed with silver sparkle using the swirls from Phineas. That Phineas is SO versatile!


STAMPS USED
World of Reality
Phineas
New Year Lantern Swirl


Her fourth card is another great one using the World of Reality stamp along with our Moon Fairy.  Pretty amazing, isn't it?

HOW TO
The sentiment is first clear embossed on a light tan cardstock. 
Distress inks of Broken China, Blueprint Sketch and Hickory Smoke were added, then hazy clouds added by removing some color with a crumpled up damp paper towel. 
The image is Moon Fairy...colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol; fussy cut to remove some elements then coated with Versamark, clear embossed and added to the card base.

STAMPS USED
Moon Fairy
World of Reality

Thank you so much for taking a bit of time out of your busy day to check out Chris's cards.  You can find more of her creations on her Instagram account or in our Facebook Group!

And don't forget we are going to be having our Holiday Blow Out sale tomorrow on our website!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

  1. I scrolled through to see the Cinderella card and my jaw dropped! Chris, it's so gorgeous! I will have to go back and read the rest! :-*

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  2. I scrolled through to see the Cinderella card and my jaw dropped! Chris, it's so gorgeous! I will have to go back and read the rest! :-*

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  3. Wow Chris, these cards are AWESOME! LOVE how you used the stamps! That carriage out of the lantern stamp? Bloody brilliant! Thank you so very much for the amazing inspiration!!!! *Big Panda Hugs* ^__^ <3

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  4. loving the versatility that she has shown here to inspire us all...

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