Hi everyone! Welcome to the last stop on the Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Blog Hop! You should have came from Danielle’s (for Neat & Tangled) blog (the full lineup is at the end of the post).
When Catherine asked me to design a set with holly and flourishes in it, I came up with Holiday Flourishes. It’s such a versatile set with solid and outline images of holly leaves and berries. I also included some vintage looking flourishes and whimsical dotty flourishes in the design.
For today’s fabulous hop, I created two cards using this set. I stuck with nontraditional holiday colors (for some reason I can’t stick to the traditional red and green).
It’s a graphic looking card but I really liked it because this was the image I showed Catherine when I was playing with designs (and she totally loved it!). So I wanted to go back and recreate it in a card. I finished off the card with some gold glitter washi tape at the top and bottom edges.
My next card is very clean and simple but I wanted to experiment and create grayish holly leaves. I started out by stamping the leaves and then I stamped the coordinating outline images of each leaf over the solid leaves with versa mark ink (they’re a perfect fit over each other). I heat embossed the outlines with metallic silver embossing powder. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in a light gray pigment ink.
I heat embossed the solid berries with red glitter embossing powder (I LOVE glitter), fussy cut them and popped them up over the center of the leaves to give the card just a little bit of depth. To finish up the card I added some silver glitter washi tape to the edges of the navy card base.
If this is the first time you’re hearing about Stamp of Approval, it’s a limited and exclusive collection of custom designed products for Catherine Pooler created for her by some of her friends in the stamping industry. The first box sold out quickly so if you like what you’ve been seeing today, make sure you sign up for the wait list to get first notice of the sales link!
Two lucky/random people will have the chance to win one of these boxes and they’ll be chosen by the comments left in the blogs.
Here is the full order of the hop:
- Catherine Pooler
- Maureen Merritt
- Kristie Goulet
- Heather North
- Allison Cope
- Isha Gupta
- Laurel Beard
- Lisa Harrolle
- Kay Miller
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Lydia Evans
- Vanessa Mehorn
- Kelly Griglione
- Heather Pulvirenti
- Danielle Walls
- Effie Cho <—- You’re here!
I hope you all enjoyed the hop! Thank you for stopping by!