Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sneak Peek - Christmas Collage!

Hi everyone!
Remember the other day when I was kind of wishing for snowflakes because it was so blazing hot here? Well, we've got stuff falling from the sky today, but it's definitely NOT snowflakes! I guess it's more like a torrential downpour! It's supposed to rain, rain, rain all day long and they are even calling for flash floods! Ai-yi-yi! Sounds like a great day to stay in and STAMP! :)

I've got a little sneak peek for you all today!
I'm so excited about the new Holiday Mini Catalog that begins on September 1st - it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! If you are a regular client of mine, you'll be finding your copy in your mailbox pretty shortly, but if you need one, or don't receive your copy by the end of August, please let me know, ok?

The card I'm sharing today was one that I designed for my team meeting a couple of weeks ago. I love to get together with my downline team and stamp - we always do projects that they can turn around and share with their clients - so this month, we used supplies from the upcoming Holiday Mini!
Here is the card:

Would you believe that this gorgeous collage is actually all ONE stamp?! I know - get out! Well it is! It's called the Christmas Collage and it's the size of a large Background stamp. For this card, we inked it up with a Brayer and Crumb Cake ink and then used a Sponge Dauber to add the Old Olive ink to the stamp, highlighting the 'ornament' area. When it was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock, you had an instant two color image!

To make the '25' stand out, we stamped it again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla using the yummy Cherry Cobbler ink. It was punched out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the edge was sponged with a bit of the Cherry Cobbler as well. It's popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to make it stand out a bit. This entire layer was sprayed with two colors of Smooch Spritz - Log Cabin and Gold Glow, giving it a definite vintage look! Once it was smooched, I layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then on an Old Olive card base.

The ribbon bow accent was created with the new Cherry Cobbler Seam Tape - coming in the Holiday Mini! I cut a length of about 9" and tied my bow. This seam tape is so easy to work with and has a gorgeous sheen to it - very elegant! For this card, I frayed the ends of the seam tape and then dipped them into the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. This not only stops the fraying, but it gives the bow a little sparkly end! As a final touch, I added one of the new Rhinestone Jewels to the center of the bow.

I hope you've enjoyed your little sneak peek today! I have lots more to share with you, so stay tuned. Tomorrow is the UDI Blog Inspiration Challenge, I hope you'll come visit me and see where inspiration took me this week!

Stamped blessings,


  1. Awesome card! You are very talented. You have helped me to decide to buy this stamp! Your card is a definite case!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Love what you've done with this stamp and seam binding!

  3. WOW! This card is gorgeous!!! - So gorgeous it is making me re-think not buying it during pre-order.

  4. Beautiful colors, I love the soft vintage look and feel of your card. The sparklies on the end of the ribbon are a great touch!

  5. This is gorgeous! Love what you did with the seam binding -- great idea!

  6. Hi Robin, Just received this stamp in the mail and can't wait to try it out. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing - I love this group and all the ideas shared!

  7. Hi Robin! Gorgeous card as always! Talent just flows from you! Sure am going to miss you this year at FC! See you at Leadership!!!!

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing - I'm definitely going to CASE this one!

  9. Pretty card. I love what you did with the ends of the seam binding. This is my first time to your blog and I'm enjoying my visit.


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