Poppystamps Sept. Blog Blitz: Merry Christmas

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Afternoon, y'all!  It's day one of Poppystamps' September Blog Blitz; and I'm up on the Poppystamps blog, sharing a card, that boasts a number of new goodies and is guaranteed to cool down the sticky, summer temps we've been having in my neck of the woods.  Enjoy!
I started this card by smudging, from left to right, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks, through the Winter Scattered Flakes stencil, onto a piece of white cardstock.  I then framed it with Elegant Eggplant cardstock and used that same color to die-cut this gorgeous Snowflake Channel.  The channel itself was backed with a strip of clear paper and anchored, to the prepped piece, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches, framing the entire stenciled piece as well.  Before sealing off the top edge of the channel with stitching, I stuffed it with a happy mix of sequins and seed beads.
It was then topped with our new Mitten String, die cut from silver, glitter cardstock and dressed up with a pink button, laced with Caribbean twine, tied in a bow, as well as stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut and watercolored, holly leaves.
The "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, across the top edge of the channel, just to the left of the mittens; and a random mix of stamped, in Jet Black ink, snowflakes complete the look.
Be sure to check out all the Design Team's fabulous creations, showcasing goodies from the September Release, on the Poppystamps blog, every day through Tuesday, October 3, 2016.  And don't forget to leave lots of love as you visit, because a new, September Release product is being randomly given away on EACH AND EVERY Poppystamps' blog post.  You have until Friday, October 7, 2016, at 12 am EST, to do so.  Winners will be announced, on the Poppystamps blog, the following Monday, October 10, 2016.  I've got this playful, little, Mitten String die, that you see in action above, to giveaway this afternoon.
I'll be back, with more from this release, on Friday afternoon.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Christmas Greetings & Purrfect Holidays (Poppystamps) Paper: White (Wplus9); White (Paper Studio); Elegant Eggplant & silver glitter (SU!); clear (unknown); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Jet Black, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, & Spun Sugar (Ranger) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); seed beads (unknown); Crystal 4mm & 8mm, Seaspray 4mm, & Primrose 8mm sequins (PLS); button (JoAnn Fabrics); watercolors (Kuretake); Caribbean twine (The Twinery); Big Shot (Sizzix); Purrfect Holidays, Mitten String, & Snowflake Channel dies (Poppystamps); Winter Scattered Flakes stencil (Memory Box)

8 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny what a sweet Christmas card, I love it even more because it is a shaker!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the shaker element and those sparkly mittens!

Lisa said...

I like those little sparkly mittens! And the shaker portion is fun. I've never made one in this shape, thanks for the inspiration. Cute card Jinny!

Tracy said...

The purple is a fun change for Christmas and I love the little "channel " cut with the sparklies. Hugs!

eyes2theocean said...

Very pretty! I really like your use of color. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the snowflakes and the mittens!!!!!!

Preety said...

Wow such a fun card!! Beautiful

Janet said...

Sweet card