Friday, September 1, 2017

Watercolor Christmas - September Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the September 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features products from the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog!


The stamp set I used is called Watercolor Wishes, and it is available in wood-mount and cling-mount. It coordinates with the amazing Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, but the script sayings are so pretty, you'll want the stamp set even if you don't get the Project Kit! That crisp red & white stripe is from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. Honestly, I'm not a fan of many of the detailed designs on this paper, but I am so in LOVE with the simple patterns on the back side of each of those papers, that I knew I needed it for holiday cards.

Stampin' Supplies: Watercolor Christmas stamp set, Pool Party card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Old Olive card stock, Shimmery White card stock, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, VersaMark ink pad (trees in background), Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Pencils + Blender Pens, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones (colored with red Sharpie).


I stepped up my original card by using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder for the saying, adding one of our NEW Foil Snowflakes (in gold), and using Gold 1/8" Ribbon in place of the Baker's Twine. Usually, when I'm using blue and gray colors, I opt for silver embossing...but this time I actually prefer the contrast of the gold. I opted for a larger Basic Rhinestone on the top of the tree on this card, too.

Stampin' Supplies: Watercolor Christmas stamp set, Pool Party card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Old Olive card stock, Shimmery White card stock, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, VersaMark ink pad (trees in background & embossing), Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Pencils + Blender Pens, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Rhinestones (colored with red Sharpie).

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Kris's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


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6 comments :

  1. This is fun! Surprisingly I prefer the first, but I like the idea of adding the foil snowflakes. The color contrast works too!

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    1. Thank you :-) I actually also prefer the first one! I love Pool Party, so I think I like seeing more of that.

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  2. Yes! I'm in love with the gold details!!! The gold embossing, the gold foil, the gold ribbon. What a beautiful card!

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  3. I love your cards Kimberley! they are both super cute!

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  4. LOve the whimsy-ness (is that a word?) of your card. The snowflake pieces really make the sentiment pop

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