Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2012 Holiday Blog Hop....Join us as we meander through our favorite sets in this huge supplemental catalog! Should you get lost along your way or if you'd like to chat, you can jump in on this thread on Stampin' Addicts. If you're following in order, you've seen lovely creations with the Joyous Celebrations set on Sharon's Created by You blog.
I chose the Watercolor Winter stamp set (page 14 of the Holiday Catalog) because I haven't worked with a two step stampin' set much lately. I hope I can show you at least a few of the great things you can do with this elegant rendering!
Stamping was made easier because I mounted the 2 step stamps so that they were lined up with the StampAMaJig. This way I did not use an image sheet...I merely placed the SAMJ around the first stamp block after I stamped it and used the SAMJ to place the second stamp in the same position as the first for stamping. My SAMJ may have slipped a tiny bit at times, but I like the look I have.
I just markered the stamps, stamped them twice and then embossed using the Poinsettia embossing folder, Petals a Plenty. I 2-Step Stamped the Poinsettia, and then I cut it out and added the gold pen and Dazzling Details glitter glue to the center dots...The lovely sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set found on page 8 of the Holiday Catalog. I colored the SU! rhinestone bling with a Green Sharpie for each corner. (The earliest post I could find was by Mary Fish.)
Next, I think this simple card is perfect for a man's birthday...A change of sentiment and an extra layer of red would make it the perfect Christmas card of course! The white core Core-dinations Early Espresso cardstock embossed and sanded with the Woodgrain embossing folder give it an outdoorsy feel. I went Old School and rolled up one corner and sponged the main image and sentiment from the Family Reunion set.
Then, this pearl-bedecked blast of color allowed me to use the Labels Collection framelits and the Argyle embossing folder with Real Red and Always Artichoke. I only stamped the sketch layer after inking in Real Red and Always Artichoke rather than adding the filler stamp on this one. Then I colored it with a Real Read marker (layered over with Crystal Effects) and Old Olive marker. The Peace on Earth Sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season set.
Now, I hope you'll enjoy Sara's cutie pie creations with the Scentsational Season stamp set on her Lily's Ink Pad blog.