• Tag Archives Christmas
  • Christmas Card Extravaganza!

    Welcome to our 1st ever Christmas Card Extravaganza  ISC Blog Hop!

    The Architects were challenged to choose a different image from the Joyful Christmas and create a card making it the focal point!

    This is my Victorian Ornament card, featuring the round ornament from the new sheet. Victorian Ornament 3586a2
    The ornament was stamped onto vanilla c/s using the bordeaux ink and again onto dp using black ink then the ribbon part was paper pieced onto the vanilla image. I cut a reverse mask of the ornament and stamped the stars and snowflakes inside using the merlot pigment ink then heat embossed using a red/gold glitter powder. The holly leaves were colored w/ a marker then the oval was cut using a Spellbinder’s die. I cut a larger oval and a narrow rectangle out of the same dp. A vanilla rectangle layer was also cut using a die.

    Victorian Ornament close up3585a2c
    The sentiment was stamped and a tag punch used to cut it out. A narrow layer of the dp was added and then it was attached to the image panels. A larger panel of the tree dp was added. The trees were a little too far apart for my layout, so I cut out a couple of the burgundy trees and attached them close to the pine colored trees.

    I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card and I know you’ll love the beautiful cards the rest of the ISC Architects have created.

    Yet, there’s more! Win  3 FREE of the Newest Christmas Stamp Sheets (Joyful Christmas, Eclectic Christmas, Festive Christmas)! Super easy, leave a message about what Christmas means to you & yours on the ISC blog or any of the Architects’ blogs. This opportunity will end Wed Oct 14th

    You want more?

    ISC is also offering 10% off your order (good thru Friday 10/16) ! The Christmas Stamp Line is jam packed and for a limited time only the retail price has been reduced!

    To continue the hop, please click on over to view Joanne’s Blog.


    Don’t worry, if you get lost, here is the blog hop order.

    Start at the ISC blog
    Julie (me)
    Back to end at the ISC Blog

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    stamps: ISC- Joyful Christmas
    paper: vanilla, dp (BasicGrey Figgy Pudding collection, Karen Foster trees)
    ink: Ancient Page bordeaux and coal, Colorbox merlot pigment ink
    accessories: glitter ep, Spellbinders oval and rectangle sets, SU tag punch, ribbon, foam tape


  • Reindeer & Christmas Trees

    It’s Inspiration Challenge day at SCS. And did I ever love the inspiration from Mizue Hirano. I chose the two in the third row down.

    Both were done on water color paper using a flat wash brush and a small detail brush. Instead of watercolors, I used dye reinkers because I like the vibrant color and transparency. I first made the abstract backgrounds then dried them with the heat gun because I’m too impatient to wait.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    I made the white frames with the method I developed for resizing the Nestabilities rectangles. The tutorial for this is under my Tutorial heading. I edged the frames with a red marker. All the images were embossed using black pigment ink and black embossing powder. These cards measure 4.25″ x 5.50″. The greeting tag on Reindeer was cut out using a nestie circle.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Studio G, Stampendous, Imaginisce
    Paper: white, water color, red
    Ink: black pigment & black embossing powder
    Accessories: paint brushes, dye reinkers, nestie rectangles & circles. red marker (to edge the frame & tag), black marker (to edge the Christmas Trees panel)

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