Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Favorite Season - Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


Kraft Rope Trim with Red Mini Jingle Bells

My favorite season, without any question is Christmas! I created a homespun (comfy, cozy) Christmas card. The background was painted using Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, five ink pad colors, a paint brush and water. Water droplets were flecked on, using my fingers. This is so relaxing and fun to see it come to life. The edges were sponged with a variety of brown colors. The pine branches and pinecones were stamped around the outer edges, then spritzed with water. Noel was stamped in Early Espresso ink, then added Wink of Stella (clear) on top, for a bit of S-P-A-R-K-L-E. A pretty, red plaid paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack was used on the left edge and the envelope flap. The bow and pine spray were die cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, sponged a bit. A bow was tied around the top layer with the new Kraft Rope Trim. Red mini jingle bells (they are so cute!) were added to the rope strands. This layer was popped up with Dimensionals on an Early Espresso card base.  

I have been known to play Christmas music year 'round! It is a time when our family gathers to spend time together. It involves lots of food (and more time on the Elliptical!). Most importantly, a time to celebrate Christ's birth. I hope you like my homespun card, please leave me a comment!
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines #142049
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper #122959, Early Espresso #119686, Wild Wasabi #108641, 
     Cherry Cobbler #119685, Very Vanilla #101650 (inside)
DSP: Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack #141991
Inks: Soft Sky #131181, Crumb Cake #126975, Marina Mist #126962, Night of Navy #126970, 
     Wisteria Wonder #122936, Garden Green #126973, Early Espresso #126974, Wild Wasabi #126959, 
     Soft Suede #126978, Whisper White Craft Ink #101731
Thinlits: Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rhinestone #119246, Kraft Rope Trim #141996, 
     Mini Jingle Bells #142002, Wink of Stella – Clear #141897
Envelope: Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683, 
     Stampin’ Spritzer #126185, Stamping Sponges #141337
Miscellaneous: Silver – Black Velvet #8 Round Watercolor Brush (Jerry’s Artarama)
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  1. The details in this card are amazing! Lovely job!

  2. Pam, your card is the essence of warm and cozy! So many sweet details with my favorite being the jingle bells on the rope trim! Well done!

  3. LOVE what you did with the jingle bells! Oh so cute!!

  4. Beautiful job of watercoloring and stamping Pam! It carries me right into the spirit of Christmas!