Monday, November 12, 2012

The Craft's Meow Holiday Blog Hop

The Craft's Meow

Good morning!  Welcome to The Craft's Meow blog hop!  We're going to be using our Christmas and Winter sets this time; here's a great way to get some ideas for your Christmas cards!  Please visit all of the stops and then make a comment at The Craft's Meow Blog to win a stamp set of your choice!   You'll have until Wednesday, November 14, at 9:00 PM PDT to enter.

You should have arrived here from the amazing Karen's blog; don't you adore the card she made for today?

I love the Holiday Foundations set that Karen designed; the elements are all really fun, with a distressed look to them, and the sentiments are equally wonderful:

Holiday Foundations

I made 2 cards today, both using my Brilliance Peacock ink pad - I think these colors are fun and fresh for Christmas, and definitely lend themselves to snowflakes!


I've used this design before, but with washi tapes.  I thought it would be fun to use 3 of the elements from the set as my vertical elements.  After stamping them and the sentiment, I embossed the whole card front with snowflakes, and then added an embellished snowflake to finish.


And for this one, I chose just the candy cane stripe.  I masked off half of my panel diagonally, and stamped it repeatedly, then reversed the mask and stamped it again at a 90 degree angle from the first stamping.  Then I  just added my sentiment and a big snowflake die, and placed my panel on a white card.  

Okay, time to move on to visit Lindsay's blog; you'll love what she's done today!  After you're finished the hop, don't forget to leave a comment at The Craft's Meow - you could win a stamp set of your choice!  Also, Lisa has put all of the Holiday stamp sets on sale at 15% off through Thursday, November 15 - just use the code Holiday at checkout!!

52 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love the use of the non-traditional colors!

Caroline said...

WOW I love these the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Both of these are wonderful!

Lindsay said...

Sooo fun Lin! I just love the colors and that inpressed background!

Jackie said...

That is a lovely set and I love the colors you used. The design on the 2nd card is pretty cool - I may have to try that one soon.

Kelly Booth said...

These are just Soooooooo Pretty Lin!! Love them!! xoxoxo!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the candy cane stripe!
Gotta use that 15% off code:)

Anonymous said...

Love how you did the masking with the diagonal line! Nice bright colors make these so cheerful!

Anonymous said...

Super Cool.
I never thought of stamping on the embossing.
Great tip!

Brenda said...

These are superb designs and colors Lin!

Brenda said...

These are stunning! Love the colors and textures.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Fabulous color choices, Lin!!! What beautiful ways to showcase this amazing stamp set! Thank you so much!!! Hugs!

CinnamonSally said...

These are gorgeous Lin and such a pretty colour scheme!!

Tracey McNeely said...

All fabulous Lin!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fun, modern cards and colors!

Maria said...

beautiful cards

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so super cute

Virginia L. said...

Love your colors--so fresh and crisp! The added snowflake is perfect for the design! You are rocking with your DT blog hop!

Pajalu said...

Lin I love both of your cards. Those colours look amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to use this set. Love the colour combo. Thanks.

Sharri said...

Lin, Great cards! I love the colors and how you created the background with the candy cane stamp!

Maureen Morton said...

These are so bright and refreshing - love the brilliant colors and the unique designs. Great hop!

Sue D said...

Great color combo on your cards.

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous technique, Lin! Love the embossed stamping and the diagonal masking is brilliant. Gorgeous colours too :)

PashaCou said...

Very nice cards, I love the colors you used. I like how you did the second card, so different. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs,

Romaine said...

Fresh colours! I love the first one with the dry embossing AND stamping!

sharon g said...

I'm so glad that you chose to use those stamps because I never would have had an idea of what to do with them. They can be used in many ways, now I see...

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the colors you used, Lin, and the embossed background is perfect on that first card! Super job!

Emily Keaton said...

These are delightful, Lin! I've never heard of the Brilliance Peacock ink pad, but I love the beautiful colors it brought to your lovely cards. Thanks for the terrific TCM Christmas inspiration. :D

MarcyK924 said...

You achieved exactly what you were going for, Lin! Fun and fresh, but with a touch of coooool!!! Beautiful colors and design on both cards!

Natasha G.P. said...

I like how you embossed over the cool stamps on the first one. I really like that card.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

LOVE everything about these Lin!! Especially the bright color combo! Cool idea with the embossing folder too...I'm inspired! XOXO

Katie said...

Fun cards, Lin. I really like the colors.

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous Lin and what great colours.
luv
debby

Dawn T said...

just beautiful Lin. Both are stunning.

Pam said...

These are beautiful!

joy said...

I am still in love with my Brilliance pads and this is one of my favorites, of course! Beautiful cards, Lin - especially the first one.

ursina said...

The colours are so fresh, it makes me really looking forward to Christmas. I don't like the long, dark nights, so this is just perfect :-) Thank you for this inspiration!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just like everybody else, I love your colors! I also love the modern look to yur cards!

Beate said...

Fantastic layouts, colors and cards.
Hugs and smiles

Natali Yarkova said...

Мне нравится ваша идея линий !!! Как настроение у зимы :)
То ветер подует в одну сторону и снежинки полетят туда , потом подует в другую сторону и снежинки подчинятся силе ветра !

Vickie Z said...

fun, fresh colors and love how you used the backgrounds!!

Mary-Anne V said...

love how you used the different border stamps...the colours are great.

maria f. said...

Such beautiful colors, Lin. Love the dry embossing touch to your snowflake card.

Alice said...

love love the color combo! so pretty fresh. fabulous cards, Lin!

FiKenward said...

Awesome non traditional colours sort of reminds me of the beach and since here in Australia its summer here in Australia these colours would be great.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow these are beautiful!!! I love the embossing over the stamping on the first card what a clever idea! And the pattern on the second card is awesome!

Bad Kitty said...

so cute so nice

Karen B. said...

Wow, Lin. Wow. These cards are amazing. I love the colors you've chosen, and I love the designs. The second card is my favorite, you put a new twist to those stripes. Ok, gotta say it again, wow!

Ann said...

Both these cards are beautiful! Clever use of that wonderful Foundations stamp set too.

Ivana Camdzic said...

These are so beautiful, Lin! I love the embossing + stamping together! Such a neat idea!

Indy's Designs said...

Love the graphic look with those fun colors!