Wednesday, November 8, 2023

ICS November Blog Hop All About Christmas

Thank you for joining us today for the ICS November Blog Hop as we showcase projects All About Christmas. Our wonderful Design Team members are excited to share their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for the holidays. There are so many wonderful options to explore. 
For my Christmas card design, I decided to use the Joy of Noel Bundle from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog along with the Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Online Exclusives. I wanted to create a more traditional Christmas card with a bit of a twist. Instead of the traditional red and green, I chose to use Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock for the background and card base and added touches of Gold embossing to step up the design. For the foliage, I used a Blender Pen to color the leaves and berries to give them a watercolor look. I love the way the Gold embossed Noel pops against the Pretty Peacock circle to create the focal point for the design. 
Products Used:
Joy of Noel Bundle (item #161967)
Deckled Circles Dies (item #162286)
Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #162332)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (item #150880)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Granny Apple Green Classic Ink Pad (item #147095)
Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink Pad (item #159216)
Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad (item #147088)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Festive Pearls (item #159963)
Blender Pens (item #102845)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Circle die cut with the Deckled Circles Dies 
Small Foliage die cut with the Joy of Noel Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Noel sentiment stamped and die cut with the Joy of Noel Bundle
2 Sprays of Foliage stamped and die cut with the Joy of Noel Bundle
I love the combination of Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock and I thought they would look good together for a Christmas card design. I chose to use the Lost Lagoon Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background and the Pretty Peacock card base helps make it pop. For the focal circle, I die cut a Pretty Peacock circle with the Deckled Circles and added the Gold embossed letters on the circle to spell Noel. For the foliage, I heat embossed the image twice with Gold embossing powder and colored the leaves and berries using a Blender Pen and inks. After die cutting them out, I adhered them to the card front and then added the Pretty Peacock circle in the center using Stampin' Dimensionals. I die cut some of the smaller foliage from Pretty Peacock cardstock and added them to either side of the circle. For a touch of bling, I added several Red Festive Pearls to finish off the card. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative for the holidays. There are so many ways to share what you create with the people you love. 
Now it's time to visit Terri's blog and she what she has created to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Beautiful card, I love this DSP I need to play with mine! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  2. Great colour combination. Love the tartan foil.

  3. Very pretty cards! I love this stamp set!!!! Nicely done!!!

  4. Beautiful card! The Tartan Foil looks so good!

  5. Love this card. The DSP is beautiful. Hoping those Deckled Circles hang around.