Saturday, 10 October 2020

Ink.Stamp.Share - October Special Blog Hop!


Welcome back to another Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop!    

If you have just arrived from Gez Carpenters blog and you are visiting my blog for the first time - hello and welcome! Wasn't her project fabulous?

There is no theme today - you'll find we have all used Stampin' Up! products from the Annual, Beginners or Mini catalogues.



To view all of today's projects, scroll down my post until you find the 'Next' button - simply click this button to be taken to the next blog and then repeat until you end up back here again! 

Alternatively, you can click each name under the Roll Call to check out all of the amazing projects!


I had so much fun creating this Christmas card with Peace and Joy Bundle by Stampin' Up!


I've used non traditional colours Blushing Bride and Merry Merlot and guess what, there is not a bit of bling in sight! Regular followers will know that I love adding shimmer and sparkle to my cards but today, I've held back and kept it simple. 


To create my card I started by creating the background, randomly stamping the individual holly and berry photopolymer stamps from the Peace and Joy stamp set. It's the first time I've paired Blushing Bride and Merry Merlot together and I love it.


I combined several of the sentiment stamps to create my own message 'Sending peace and joy to the world'. 

A little bit of peace and joy is just what we all need after the year we have all had. There's still just under 3 months of 2020 left so make sure you take some time to do what makes you happy and brings you more peace in your life.   


To create my message, I stamped the small words in Merry Merlot and cut them to size with my scissors, leaving a thin border of white space around the image.

I then inked the large word stamps in Blushing Bride and lightly applied Merry Merlot to the stamp using a Sponge Dauber to create an ombre effect - how cool is that?


I used liquid glue to apply my words to a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock and then attached it to my card using Dimensionals, at an angle. 

This card is definitely a contender for our Christmas Card this year. You could mix it up and create in so many different colour ways. I'm thinking Pool Party and Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight and maybe Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. 


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20 comments:

  1. Great, non-traditional colors using these dies and stamp. Awseome card!

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  2. Love the non-traditional colours, looks great xx

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  3. I love the modern look and the creative textcombination of your card!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Annette!

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  4. I just love contemporary/alternate colors for Christmas - these work so well together

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I can't believe I've never tried this colour combo before

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  5. Such a soft and pretty card Kim x

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    1. Thank you Mo, it's just paper and ink which is unusual for me!

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  6. Great colour scheme. Love your card x

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  7. Love the colour combo Kim and a great card :-)

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  8. Love this pretty Christmas card. This color combination looks beautiful.

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  9. Love your card, and lovely to see the Pink tones, thanks for hopping with us this month

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the gradient inking on the letters!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Using daubers on your stamps is a great technique!

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