Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SNSS Christmas in July Blog Hop

Are you ready for Christmas in July?! I'm hopping along with some friends from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps today - each of us has a Christmas project to share today along with some sale information and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! If you're hopping in order, you probably came here from my friend Ceal Pritchett's blog - if you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog!


I bought this gorgeous scenic set with this specific technique in mind - I'm really glad I already have a tutorial video done, because despite the results, the whole process was a series of disasters...! I'm never really good at heat embossing, but going into it with a bad case of gluten brain - I nearly had to turn in my Professional Crafter card. If you'd like to know how to do this technique, please see my tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, and I apologize for the lack of a video here. Or maybe I should just say 'you're welcome'. It wasn't pretty. The card though... boom.



I did manage to take one process photo - the technique alternates clear embossed images and inking, so the photo below is after 2 layers - I embossed the deer and 3 snowflakes on watercolor paper, then brushed pink ink over the panel, masked the snowbank with contact paper, and stamped the trees and 3 more snowflakes, embossed with clear powder and brushed darker pink. 


After that step, I stamped more trees and snowflakes, embossed, brushed a magenta ink, then stamped the tree border and more snowflakes, embossed, and brushed with purple ink.



After I ironed the panel to remove the embossing powder, I dotted some gesso snow around the panel, and then spattered some water (lifted with a paper towel) and misted the panel with shimmer spray - you can see that below.


 

Here's the set I used: 

Thrill of Hope clear set
....and so you can get ahead on your Christmas crafting, check out the rest of the Winter and Christmas sets - they're all 25% off through the end of the month! (If you shop through the links in my post, I'll get a small commission too - everyone wins!)


Some of my favorite people have projects to share today too - be sure to visit them as well, and comment as you go - someone will win a $50 gift certificate! You'll need to comment by 11:59pm Eastern on July 31 to be included - the sale ends then too, so don't dilly dally! Thank you for visiting me!

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37 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love
    the colors and the
    embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  2. Wow! It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the technique behind this gorgeous card.

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  3. I am so glad you pressed on through gluten brain and disasters to complete this card. It is truly wonderful, and I love the warm colors in the wintery scene! Gotta watch your video after hopping.

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  4. Such a beautiful card & my the detail! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  5. I love the color combination. :)

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  6. Beautiful! Great colors & design.

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  7. I love all the detail that was put into this card and the color combination.

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  8. I really like your non-traditional color scheme. NICE

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  9. Delightful pink color choices! very unique! Works!

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  10. I love the pink and purple background on your frosty winter card!

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  11. Regardless of these SUPPOSED disasters (like you'd EVER have to turn in your Professional Crafter card! LOL), this is one GORGEOUS card. All those layers of depth are fantastic. So beautiful, Dina!

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  12. Oh.my.goodness. I love your card! Love the colors!

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  13. Okay, now I haven't thought of pink and purple for a holiday card but it works!

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  14. Wow, this is so pretty. All that stamping and embossing made a beautiful card. TFS

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  15. Stunning and just so very beautiful. Love the colors you used and I always love seeing a deer on a Christmas card.

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Beautiful I absolutely love the colors you used❤

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  18. Truthfully speaking, I gasped when I saw this card! It is simply gorgeous! Not only does it have the wonderful images from SweetnSassy stamps, but the colors are unexpected and sensational! Great card that I would absolutely love to duplicate if I had enough inking skills!

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  19. Oh my goodness, Dina! This is divinely eye-catching! So guess what technique I must check out!!!

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  20. The card turned out gorgeous! I love this technique and using this lovely stamp set in pinks and purple just took it over he top. So nice!

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  21. What a beautiful card! Love your color choices.

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  22. Beautiful card, Dina! That pink just makes me smile! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. love the non traditional colors - great job

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  24. I just love that non-traditional color combo with the white silhouette!

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  25. Great card! Love the non-traditional color combo!

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  26. Love the pretty color combo on your beautiful winter scene!

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  27. Oh, this is so pretty Dina. Love the layers of pretty colors! Great technique!

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  28. Wow! What an awesome technique!

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  29. You are so good at creating beautiful card!

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  30. Gorgeous! I love non traditional colors for Christmas cards, this is fantastic!

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  31. Beautiful layers of color

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  32. Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful card! I just love the non-traditional colors for your winter scene!

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  33. Love this card, and the colors are so beautiful.

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  34. So beautiful with the deer and the pink and purple background.

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  35. Oh, this is so pretty. The emboss resist layers are a fab technique. HUgz

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  36. I just love this card. it's so soft.

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