Winter Wishes

Hi friends! I hope you had a beautiful weekend! We sure are having some chilly weather here but that’s the way we like it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have another sample to share that I created for Prickley Pear Stamps, and this one features the gorgeous Ornaments Set 2 stamp set and Ornament die used with a pretty alcohol ink background on vellum. I’ve been having such a good time playing with alcohol inks here lately. These backgrounds are so fun and no two ever turn out the same! And you know me… I craft Christmas-themed projects year round!

I used Ranger Aqua, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight alcohol inks along with Ranger alcohol blending solution to create the background on a Core’dinations 65# vellum panel, and then pressed on some silver foil in a few places just before the alcohol ink dried completely. This adds such awesome interest! About 24 hours later, I ran the vellum panel through my Xyron 510 and adhered it to a piece of GKD 120# Pure Luxury White cardstock to give it a bit of stability before I trimmed it.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a silver metallic foil layering panel. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Ornaments Set 2 stamp set, I stamped an ornament in Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, embellished the snowflakes with a Pentel Slicci silver pen and Ranger Glossy Accents, and cut it with the coordinating Prickley Pear Stamps Ornament die. I die cut a second ornament and embellished it with clear gemstones colored with a very light blue alcohol marker. I affixed Really Reasonable Ribbon silver metallic string to the ornaments to hang from and adhered them to the inked panel, popping the stamped ornament up on Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles. I added several Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and then adhered the panel to the silver metallic foil layer. I stamped the sentiment in blue ink on a scrap piece of solar white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to a scrap piece of CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock. I trimmed it again and adhered it in the lower right corner to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked vellum panel and a narrow silver metallic foil strip. I added a CRAFTplorations Comfort & Joy Clear Sticker and adhered the panel to a CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock panel.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! These ornament stamps and die are so pretty and such a joy to work with!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: A is for Anything Christmas
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #165 – Make It Sparkle
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #160 – Anything Goes
4. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #1 January 2022 – Anything Goes

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Ornaments Set 2 stamp set
Ornament die

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Core’dinations 65# Vellum, Neenah Classic Crest Solar 110# and 80# White cardstock, GKD 120# Pure Luxury White cardstock, Hygloss Metallic Silver Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Astrobrights Lunar Blue cardstock
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks- Aqua, Sailboat Blue and Purple Twilight; Arteza B17 alcohol marker, Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed ink, Pentel Slicci silver pen
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger alcohol blending solution, Spellbinders silver Glimmer Hot Foil, Xyron 510, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Really Reasonable Ribbon Silver Metallic String, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads, Ranger Glossy Accents, Darice clear gemstones, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles, CRAFTplorations Comfort & Joy Clear Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

winter wishes

Hi everyone! It’s the first Tuesday in February and I’m happy you’ve stopped by! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our February Baby, It’s Cold Outside challenge! We’d love to see your project featuring hot cocoa, sweaters, mittens, or quilts. I created a Christmas card in non-traditional colors featuring a quilt created with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die and vintage marketplace papers. So fun!


I picked out several patterned papers and some brown cardstock, and proceeded to cut several quilts. Then I pieced them together with the different papers and the brown cardstock, so I now have several finished quilts to use on other projects. :) I stamped a sentiment in the lower right-hand corner and added some Rox stones to complete the front.


I decorated in the inside panel with strips of brown and pink cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and then layered the panel on the brown cardstock.


And one more peek… I love quilts (and the warmth they bring) and I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, Darice Premium Brown cardstock, Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace Mini Prints 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die
Accessories:  Darice Pink Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Rox

I hope you’ve enjoyed my quilt card and will link up a ‘warm’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

winter wishes

** 12/15/17 Highly Commended Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Another fun challenge is launching over at Crafty Catz and I’m popping in this morning with a guest designer project! The theme this week is Sparkle N Shine and our sponsor is Polkadoodles, so come on over and play with us!

I purchased this adorable image, Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas, for my stash and couldn’t wait to use it! I don’t often use pre-colored images but this one was just too perfect to pass up! I cut the image with a double-stitched square die. You can’t tell in the photo, but I used Versamark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder on the entire surface of the image to create a very special wintery sparkle.


I chose a pretty blue gingham paper for the background, along with some glitter cardstock and several different die cuts to embellish this adorable focal image. I stamped a sentiment in black ink and cut it with a fishtail die. I finished the front with a double loop bow created from beautiful wrinkled ribbon.


For the inside, I stamped a simple sentiment on a panel layered on blue cardstock. I’m so loving how this turned out!


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #14 – Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #28 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack, Doodlebug Design 6×6 gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas digital image; Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Double-Stitched Square STAX and Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip dies; Spellbinders Postage Stamps and Classic Scalloped Squares dies
Accessories:  Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Prairie Bird Boutique blue wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a sparkly and shiny project with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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