I love when crafty companies get together and share the joy! It is such a great part of our industry and one to celebrate! Today, Picket Fence Studios and WOW! Embossing are joining together. Two teams, tons of inspiration! Hang on for some AH-MAZING projects! If you arrived from Erica’s blog, welcome. If you are starting with me, just hop along with the list at the bottom until you get back here. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention PRIZES! Yes, of course there are prizes from these two amazing companies! Details later in the post.
I know that we are still in July but, to be honest, if I don’t start on Christmas cards now I will never get them done. One of the things I look for when designing mine for the year is something I can make in bulk that won’t make me too crazy. I don’t love creating in bulk, you see. So the design needs to be simple but with a special touch. As a CAS stamper, simple seems to be what I make the most of but the special part…that is where the WOW! embossing powders come in. When I was playing with this design, I originally tested two powders on this pretty Neenah Desert Storm paper. Both results were so pretty that I could not decide which I liked. So I asked my most honest critics. My boys! One chose “gold” and one chose “silver”. And I realized I didn’t have to actual choose at all!
Armed with my trusty MISTI, I had all the elements in place to stamp multiples. This Fern Picture Frame stamp from Picket Fence Studios is gorgeous for holiday cards! All the detail is perfect for embossing! I stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Pearl and Oyster Glintz powders. I had a happy accident with these choices, by the way. I had played with a number of colors on white card stock and knew how gorgeous they are in “true” color. But on the kraft, these took on the silver and gold look. I love products that can really give value and can multitask. I was pleasantly surprised that this could happen with embossing powder! When I get further along with my creating for Christmas, don’t be surprised when you see this exact card layout done on white with these powders and others. The sentiment for this card comes from the String of Lights Stamp Set. This whole set would be amazing with embossing powders….hmmm, chances are I’ll be making that too. I thought a few sequins were the perfect touch on the wreaths and I found some in my large stash that matched perfectly. Love the monochromatic feel but you could use colored jewels or pearls too. So now to more fun….
PRIZES – No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Picket Fence is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally. Below is the entire blog hop roll in case you get lost along the way. Next up is ISHA GUPTA and you are sure to be, well, WOW’d!
- WOW! Embossing Powder Blog
- Picket Fence Studio Blog
- Jo Herbert
- Ilina Crouse
- Ashlee McGregor
- Susan Wymer
- Karen Reategui
- Ceal Pritchett
- Verity Biddlecombe
- Raluca Vezeteu
- Angela Bode
- Sidnie Knight-Des Jardins
- Heather Ruwe
- Erica A B Andersson
- Jennifer Timko <<<— You are here
- Isha Gupta <<<— Next stop in the hop
- Laura Sterckx
- Judy Rozema
- Jenny Colacicco
- Rosali B.
- Lisa Henke
- Lydia Fiedler
- Anna Wight
- Jana Millen
Thanks so much for stopping through today! See you again soon!
Beautiful effect with the embossing powders on the Kraft card!
Beautifully done! The embossing powders on the Kraft card is stunning!
Christmas in July works for me and these are simply beautiful. Need quick ideas for the silly season. Hugz
These are sooooo elegant and gorgeous! I Love the little sequins and the gold and silver embossing!
Beautiful cards! Those wreaths are lovely.
Such lovely elegant cards!
I love blog hops, WOW, and Picket Fence Studios because they inspire me to create–thank you!!!
Beautiful! The simplicity of the card makes it especially stunning
Gorgeous and classy cards, great design, well done!
It always amazes me how making a card so simple can get such STUNNING results. A stamp with a little embossing powder and some sequins-these cards are just beautiful!!
The wreaths are gorgeous. My favorite is the
gold – seems to show up a little more on the kraft.
thanks for sharing.
Such a lovely Christmas season card….
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Excellent Christmas card idea to use metallic embossing powder on Kraft cards.
Simple, elegant cards – very effective and nice!
These are so pretty!
I love your clean & simple holiday cards – perfect for mass producing! The embossing powder adds so much elegance.
Love the kraft with the beautiful embossing. Thanks for sharing your great design ideas.
Love the simple, monochromatic look. Just beautiful. Cant wait to see them with white paper.
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I love the look of heat embossing on kraft and both versions of this CAS, rustic card design are gorgeous!
The CAS style of these cards is right up my street! I love embossing on kraft card, and this is a great way to bulk-produce Christmas cards x
The elegance is really something to behold! I love the simplicity yet they just shimmer and dazzle – perfect to display on the holiday mantle! TFS!
This is a simple idea, but really really pretty on the kraft cardstock!
Very stylish and understated cards,just gorgeous without being pretentious if you know what I mean
I love your cards. They are so elegant. I must try out this myself
So beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
This is a really nice, simple design. I also like being able to create multiples at once. I think the wreath stamp would look great on navy blue with silver embossing powder.
Such a beautiful design! I love how simple it is!
Elegant holiday cards! Love the designs and the colors of embossing powder!
These are so pretty and simple. This makes me smile when I saw them. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.