The count down to Christmas has begun and to celebrate this season, I am participating in a Christmas Blog Hop with some of my Stampin' Up Demonstrators friends. If you are starting here or you have come via Judy May's blog you are in for a fun filled time.
I hope to give you some inspiration, firstly I was very excited that finally Stampin' Up! have released a beautiful nativity scene, Tidings of Joy ($36.95 wood mount, $29.95 clear mount) and it was first on my list with the new Idea Book and Catalogue.
For the below card I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and then with the aqua painter filled with water I coloured in the image to give it some highlights taking the colour from the inside cover of the Soft Suede Stampin' pad. Sorry my photos are not the best, it was very overcast when I took them last night. For some extra texture I put the Bashful Blue card stock through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impression Embossing Folder and finished with a lovely Chocolate Chip ribbon.
My second stamp set I have featured is Tags til Christmas ($59.95 wood mount, $47.95 clear mount) which I was very fortunate to win at the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier this year. I have made a lolly bag and a couple of gift tags which are very simple but very stunning! (well I think so...again my photos do not show them in the best light).
A close up of the tags which were so much fun and very quick to make with the Big Shot and the Two Tags Bigz Dies.
I hope you have enjoyed my creations and now you are blogging to Alisha Watson.