Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! We have several projects to show you, so I hope you'll visit us all. Should you get lost or want to chat about the hope, visit The Winter Holiday Blog Hop chat thread on Stampin' Addicts. If you're traveling in order, you've just seen Tanya's visions of Santa Creations. That's quite a set, isn't it? I especially love the card with the moose in pajamas colored on Mossy Meadow cardstock. Creative use of the sentiment (on the inside) and gorgeous contrast make an super adorable card!
First, I have this adaptation of Brent Steele's 2008 Convention project in which he made the arms of the Under the Stars bear raise and lower...This little guy is similar, but on a smaller scale....I used the online tutorial by Dawn Olchefske because I guess my convention notes weren't as thorough as hers were. :) Perhaps it would have been better had I not used Gold Encore Ink on the embossed stars? The sparkly goldness doesn't show up in my photograph at all. Oh well....He is off to sit at my mom's house because she doesn't ever throw away my cards. :) If I kept it, I'd just sit around playing with it all day. :)
Next is this old school clear glass and plastic transparency ornament. Now we can use our Blendabilities to color on the back side of the image after stamping in StazOn ink. I used the darkest Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, but I think it matches the Real Red ribbon best since it is on the transparency. I added a few tiny stars (from the star border punch) to the bottom of the ornament, and I may go back and add stars to each side (to cover) of the blank space on the transparency....I bet that would be cute.
For this week's MOJO Monday sketch ( MOJO366 ) I used the Chimney image with a patchwork of the Trim the Tree designer series paper stack. The silver stampin' dazzle marker worked well for the candlesticks too. The button is layered with a sequin from the Frosted Sequins with a Rhinestone bling on top to hide the hole.
I used real red for Santa's suit to contrast with the rest of the card and add interest, and I decided I really like it that way.
Now, it is time to see lovely Partridge & Pears creations on Mary's blog, Scrap and Stamp with Mary... I love her vibrant colors and that ornament with the star around it--amazing!