Friday, October 13, 2017

Inky Friends 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Blog Hop Inking Up the Season

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Inking Up the Season Blog Hop! Join us as we show you our favorites from the Wintry offerings in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Should you get lost and need to see a list of participants, just click on the Inky Friends Blog.

You've likely arrived from Shelly's Blog, Miss Mad Stamper in which she displayed the beauty of the Wise Men from Afar set.

I'm using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle of stamps and matching framelits. A person can make such a variety of designs with this set. It is a ton of fun to use!

First, I have this Eclipse card in Soft Sky and Whisper White.  Three Soft Sky layers of the skyline die cut lift that portion of the card above the main layer.  The Soft Sky card base peeks through in the windows. I considered a So Saffron layer to "light" the windows but found it distracting. In Addition to the Night in Bethlehem set, I used the swirl from the Star of Light stamp set in the annual catalog to give a swath of color over the buildings.  I touched the large star and the stars in the swirl with Wink Of Stella for shine.

I made this next card with a Stamp A Stack (making several cards all alike) in mind.  It is Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with a Gold Glimmer paper star.  The matching Fresh Fig ribbon gives it an extra detail.

The next card was a collaborative with my downline at our recent meeting. I gave them the Bridge card base and cut designer series paper and asked them to make a Christmas card using any items on the table.  My downline Kris made a snowflake card that I'll share next week, and my downline Valerie made this card. I only made a couple of small changes such as adding a bit of designer series paper under the top tower window and changing to the star from the Night of Bethlehem bundle on the right panel. 

The Snowflake Sentiments set with the Night of Bethlehem bundle just seems to be a nice match. It was a great sentiment and nice size for this Bridge card. I used Lyssa Zwolanek's tutorial for a bridge card that will fit nicely in a regular medium envelope. I chose to use the Christmas Around the World designer series paper with this Fun Fold.  The two prints I chose are some of the least obvious choices from that set of paper, and they are Pool Party and Basic Gray. I chose a Soft Sky card base to contrast with the Pool Party sprinkled print. The speckles are Soft Sky in my opinion.

This card is 4-1/4" by 8" and is scored at 1-1/4", 2.5", 5.5" and 6-3/4".  The bridge piece is 1-1/4" by 5-1/2".  It will fit in a medium SU! envelope. 

I like the idea of a time lapse between the journey and the star, so I made the front of this card daytime. Then, I made the inside have nighttime and the star.  A snip of So Saffron card stock behind one door makes it as if that could be a stable type situation with a lamp lit.  For the sand, I mixed a bit of embossing paste in a plastic spoon and just a drop of Soft Suede Ink Refill.  I was surprised that it matches Crumb Cake card stock nicely while Crumb Cake Ink Refill was grey-toned and very light.

This card is 4-1/4" by 9", and it is scored at 3-1/2".

This card is actually layered with dimensionals for depth, but it looks completely flat in pictures. Super strange!

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Now it is time to continue to Sarah's Ink Spot to see her lovely designs with the Brightly Lit Christmas set.


Shelley Zarling said...

Wow! Love your cards! My favorite is your take on the ellipse card.

Mickey Roberts said...

Rhonda, these cards are just wonderful! Every one has something very special. I especially liked the eclipse card.

Sharleen Luciano said...

Wow, wow, wow, your cards are gorgeous! Love them!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

That eclipse card is stunning. The bridge card's night/day/time lapse are not things I think about when designing. I love the story to it.

Yapha said...

Rhonda, your cards are spectacular! The eclipse card is amazing, and I really need to dig into my Fresh Fig! Great work!!

Staci said...

Great projects, Rhonda! I love that it shows how many options there are with these same stamps & dies!

Betty said...

Oh my! These are each lovely with so many delightful details. The eclipse card is lovely with the colors peeking through.

Sarah Wills said...

Oh my gosh Rhonda - you have so many beautiful cards - they are just all gorgeous - great work :-)

Gloria Sperring said...

I love each and everyone of them. I'm having trouble figuring out your dimensions. I wanted to case your (actually, I want to case all of them, Does that make me greedy?) I'm sorry, I'm not, there just beautiful cards. .Rhonda would you please share your caeds dimensions? Thank you for sharing with us!

AndreaH said...

WOW WOW these cards are superb. The 1st looks perfect to me as like you say that saffron moght of distracted the card. The 2nd is almost the same but still different (if you know what I mean!) The ribbon really is a good addition too.
The I think The 3rd one looks marvellous but I'm not really into 'bridge's cards, sorry xx
4th card. My favourite of all of them. The night and day theme is BRILLIANT. And last but not least, the one I'm hopefully going to try is the last one. Great card for a novice. Thankyou for sharing your talent. I'm off for a wonder through the rest of the blog hop now. ��