Sunday, 25 November 2018

The Joy of Sets Christmas Blog Hop 2018

Here we are at the last blog hop of the year. This time Fiona who runs the fantastic Joy of Sets Facebook group has set us the hop theme of an 'any brand goes' Christmas card. So out came my freebie Sheena Douglas Winter Wonderland set and I attempted something very different for me.

Before I get into that though, let me just say welcome if you have never been to my blog before and welcome back if you have. I would encourage you to look at all of the blog posts contributed by the JOS hoppers this time by navigating around using the links at the bottom of this post.

So onto the card. For this one I went with a nice big 6 x 5 inch card base using Whisper White by Stampin' Up! I layered Crumb Cake onto this just an eighth of an inch shorter on each side and then my top layer was another Whisper White measuring just an eighth of an inch shorter on each side again. This is the layer where the magic happened.



I took a rectangle of Crumb Cake and a smaller rectangle of Whisper White for my sentiment which is a big bold Winter Wonderland, silver heat embossed and then layered up and attached at the end with dimensionals.

For the main theme of the card I was inspired by magazine examples to silver heat emboss two tree stamps randomly around the paper, creating some depth. Before doing this I used Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry inks and an aqua blender to  create a chilly landscape effect. Dotting around a few Crumb Cake deer added to the feel of the wintry countryside.



And that was pretty much all there was to it and yet it is a very stunning card. I love it and it's very much out of my comfort zone. I know where I could make improvements, my embossing could do with being a little more precise but it's not too shabby.

Thank you so much for dropping by and do please go and check out the work of my fellow hoppers. It's difficult at this time of year with so much going on to find time to join in these wonderfully inspiring challenges so showing a bit of love with a follow and a comment really is appreciated by all of us.

I'll be here with more Christmas papercraft very often in the run up to the big day so come around again if you are one of the lucky ones who manages to have some time on their hands this season.

The video tutorial for this one will go live later today HERE.

Andrea x


16 comments:

  1. Wow this is gorgeous. Love the silver embossing on the trees and those little deer just add a beautiful touch x

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    1. Thank you Jane I enjoyed making it and learned a lot from the process, it's all a bit out of my comfort zone so I was pleased with how it turned out. It's all thanks to you guys and your inspirational work that I even dare try to make anything which is challenging for me.

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  2. Andrea this is stunning - it is such a beautiful winter scene - I can get quite lost in it! I love all that silver embossing and I'm a sucker for cards with deer on them - just beautiful. Thank you for being part of the Joy of Sets Blog Hop and all your continued support of Joy of Sets during 2018. xx

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  3. Thank you, I wanted it to feel cold and I think I achieved that. I think I do say in the video tutorial that I'm adding the deer just for you.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous embossing, Andrea! Love how you added the touch of color for the landscape... wow! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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    1. Thank you Angie. I always go to greys and blues when I want a frosty feel but the other day I used a pink and it felt quite frosty so I wondered what would happen if I combined blue and pink and it kind of worked.

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  5. Wow! What a gorgeous landscape you made! You can feel the peace in the design :) Beautiful job!

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  6. Andrea - this is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love the dreamy feel of the landscape. Reminds me of misty, frosty morning. Beautiful!

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  7. Love the cooler colours mixed with silver embossing. Makes a striking scene.

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  8. Absolutely stunning - love the watercolour background -very Northern Lights ish!

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  9. This stunning!!! so beautiful xx

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  10. Oh this is SO beautiful, love all the little deer! x

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  11. You have created a wonderful wintery landscape facilitated with the exclusive use of silver embossing. Reminds me of what it looked like where I live just after an ice storm. Great job.

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