Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop


Welcome to our blog hop featuring new products in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book. You may have just come from Tamytha Jenkins' blog.   To see the entire list of participants you can visit Melissa Everitt's blog. 

New products are so exciting to try out! I like to see how many different ways I can use something.

I chose to highlight some of the Thin Cuts die and stamp sets. I was attracted to the Hello Lovely - Cardmaking Thin Cuts and coordinating stamp set because of the flowers. They were harder to color the way I wanted so my first attempt is not my favorite. I stamped the image with Flaxen ink and colored the open images with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers (diluted with the colorless blender), watercolor pencils, and the waterbrush. I had to trace over the lines of the two pink roses with the cranberry watercolor pencil to still see the shape. The image is mounted on one of the pocket cards from the Hello Lovely paper pack that has been trimmed 1/2" off of the top and bottom. (The base panel is from the Whimsy Fundamental pack.)


I decided to try embossing the flowers. This was my favorite. Here's white on Kraft cardstock:

The papers are from the Adventure Fundamentals pack (cranberry with hearts) and Rustic Home chevron wood pattern. The word "love" is from the new Hello Lovely Scrapbooking stamp set.

I used two different Thin Cuts sets to make an anniversary card using gold embossing powder on Sorbet cardstock. The card was made with one of the Hello Lovely papers and the new Basic Heart Thin Cut was used on the base panel. The sentiment stamped with Desert Sand ink is from the Cricut Flower Market stamp set "Just to Say." The Uptown Ribbon pack had the perfect ribbon for this card.

I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #384 for this card.


Now you're ready to see what Krista Hershberger has ready to delight you!

10 comments:

Melissa Robinson said...

Those are beautiful! Love them all!

Tamytha said...

I love what you did with the Hello Lovely stamp. I agree, it was a bit tricky to color since part is solid and part is outlined....but it's oh, so pretty. I really like how you showed it with different coloring and embossed. The white embossed one is my favorite too. I love how the white looks on the kraft cardstock. I also really like how you used the PML card as a background in your first card. Great projects!

Brenda Lapp said...

Beautiful cards. I too am partial to the white embossed flowers on Kraft.

Anonymous said...

Wow, lovely! I like all of them

Krista Hershberger said...

You did a FABULOUS job Vickie!! Love the variety, they are all so beautiful...I'm not sure which I like the most! :)

Haley D. said...

These are fabulous! I like them all, but I think the kraft & white is my fave too.

Alyson Mayo said...

I love every card - can't choose a favourite as they are all fabulous!

Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful cards!

123 flames said...

Love the embossed flowers!

Kathy Burrows said...

Just love, love, love your work. Thanks for the inspiration!