Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Hop with The Stampsmith

Hi Everyone!
Today is a bit special!  It is the first of the month and that always means a new Stampsmith Challenge.   But, we are really celebrating over at the Stampsmith Challenge blog.  As you may remember, last month we celebrated the grand opening of the new Stampsmith Online Store.  

This month we are celebrating The Stampsmith Challenge Blog's one year anniversary and we couldn't be more excited to give you some extra chances to win Stampsmith Stamps!!!  

The members of the Design Team have put together a fun Blog Hop. Each DT member has created a project based on the November theme

Ribbons and Lace

Suggested by the Lovely  Lynne.  The extra bit is to hop along and check out all the DT projects and leave a comment for a chance to win  a Stampsmith full sheet of stamps ($21 value). PS: the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.  Oh, how fun!  The hop runs all month and you have until Nov 30th to leave a comment.  

For a second opportunity to score another Stampsmith Full Sheet of stamps, create a project that includes some Ribbon and Lace and at least one Stampsmith stamp.  The just link it up on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog.  

You should have arrived here from Melanie's blog.  And if not, you can click back to the beginning at the Stampsmith Challenge Blog.  

For my Ribbons and Lace project, I decided to make a Christmas card.  (I have not gotten very many Christmas cards done yet this year and need to get busy on that.)   I used the Stampsmith image Christmas Angels.  A sweet, nostalgic image indeed.  

My LACE component is actually faux lace.  I stamped the doily (Stampin' Up) on Glossy White CS with a clear resist ink (Ranger) and then heat set.  You have to heat set the resist ink to get the results.  Then just come in with Fired Brick Distress ink and add it to the glossy CS.  I also sprayed on some Glimmer Mist.  

Stamp the Christmas Angels on Glossy White CS with black dye ink.  I added some Vintage Photo Distress  ink to age it a bit.  Layer with a khaki green color.  And, of course, my Ribbon component:  A wide peach ribbon tied in a bow.  I added a Christmas sentiment.

Now, to continue on the Blog Hop, click over to the  Lovely Lynne's Blog.  

Don't forget to leave a comment here before you hop off!!  Have fun!!!  Love ya.


hellerlittle said...

dear Karen,
many thanks for a fantastic and inspiring year with you.
I'm participant since the first Challenge and did not realize how quickly a year passes - thank you!
hugs hellerlittle

Lynne Moncrieff said...

HI Karen
Your fellow team mate here saying thank you for creating such a gorgeous card for my Ribbon & Lace theme.
Imagine, one year old - where has that time gone. Always such an honour being on the same team as you.

Gisèle said...

Karen, this is stunning; I love the colors used, and that background doily; to die for !!

Debbie said...

You ARE the bow lady Karen! It is so perfect! Love those darling little angels! Gorgeous stamp! And that doily is fabulous!

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card, Karen!! and what a great review of that technique!! It's amazing how lazy I've gotten in using inks! TFS

Anesha said...

Such a lovely card, lovely colours and sweet image.

Aisling said...

Love these angels! Gorgeous card! Happy Anniversary to The Stampsmith!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Totally beautiful! Amazing colors and lovely faux lace!!

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Karen,

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the faux lace.

Michele said...

all the peachy color here is so delicious! this blog hop is wonderful. xo

Dawn said...

Loving the faux lace and what a lovely bow nice colours to I am so happy so see so many variations of colour this year for Christmas ;0)

stamping sue said...

Pretty card. like that you used different color theme.
stamping sue

Darlene said...

This is beautiful !!!! thanks for sharing and being such in inspiration.


Linda said...

Karen, I love your card. The bow is over the top. I like the lace doily stamp and the colors and of course without saying the Angel

Paper Wishes said...

I too love the colour it is so soft and warm beside the sweet angel.

Jolanda said...

your card is so beautiful, the colours are so warm. I love the way you did the lace doily stamp :)

Fliss said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Karen and I just love the faux lace effect and the beautiful warm colours on your creation. Fab ribbon too.
I'm so enjoying this blog hop and my wish list is ever growing!
Fliss x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful inspiring card Karen! Love it!
Alison x

Sue said...

This is lovely, what a pretty Christmas card x

Maria said...

A gorgeous Xmas card, and beautiful colour! Maria x

Rebecca Stiles said...

You make the greatest bows! Love this card and the use of burnt peach for the color scheme. Using the doily stamp is a great idea!

Ephemera said...

Gorgeous card, love that angel stamp. Also loving your choice of rich apricot tones. XX