Autumn in Canada can be very lovely. It really is a great time to visit if you ever get the chance. We are currently enjoying lots of warm air and sunshine. It sure makes up for those rainy cool days which have you wondering if spring and winter are the only seasons. Taking notice of the changing seasons is a great way to feel connected with the world at large and my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends in particular. Which brings me to this Holiday Blog Hop .....
Perhaps you have arrived here after viewing Jeannine's marvelous creations. I am in awe of her beautiful style. If you are joining the Hop by starting here, try to get back and view the artists before me. You will notice some clickable buttons at the bottom of this post which will assist you in navigating.
This first card of mine is for Thanksgiving. Here in Canada Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October. Of course this card could be used for Halloween or merely as an autumn card. I have seen many variations of cards using these elements and I thank all the wonderful demonstrators who have inspired me.
The Holiday Catalogue elements in this card are the top two strips of washi tape: top layer - old olive, middle layer - crumb cake. To give the illusion of the heat we are experiencing, I have used a sponge dauber with so saffron ink over the ridges created from the embossing folder. I also sponged some ink on the pumpkin to give depth.
stamps: teeny tiny wishes
paper: whisper white, pumpkin pie, gumball green, early espresso, crumb cake
ink: early espresso, so saffron, pumpkin pie.
punches: extra-large oval, word window, modern label, 1 inch circle
Big Shot tools: autumn accents Bigz die, little leaves sizzlit, woodgrain e.f.
accessories: season of style and epic day this and that designer washi tape
technique: Punch Art
My second and final card for this Hop, is a Christmas card. The stamp set, the textured paper and the washi tape are all from the Holiday Catalogue. I have seen some cards from other demonstrators using a cut out shape to mask around a feature element. Here is my rendition of that technique. Simply use sponges or daubers to create the coloured glow.
stamps: special season, more merry wishes
paper: whisper white, crisp cantaloupe, textured cherry cobbler
ink: pool party, crisp cantaloupe, baked brown sugar
accessories: season of style designer washi tape
tools: ovals collection framelit cutout, sponges, modern label punch
If you press next you will move ahead to see the unique creations of Kathe. Thanks for hopping by!