Thursday, 1 August 2013

MFP Christmas in July Blog Hop (In August)


Welcome to the Final Day of our Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Thursday August 1, 2013

HO,HO, HO!! WELCOME TO MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Coís CHRISTMAS IN JULY BLOG HOP!  DURING THIS FUN CHRISTMAS HOP, MANY OF THE CHRISTMAS SETS IN MARKíS FINEST PAPERS, a Heinrich Co.'s ON-LINE SHOP WILL BE FEATURED BY MFPíS VARIOUS DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS.  WE HOPE YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG WITH US ON THE HOP  - AND MAYBE GET A JUMP START ON SOME OF THOSE CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PROJECTS!

Today's special blog hop project is Christmas Cards using Non-Traditional colors.


Can you believe that Christmas is less than 1/2 a year away?  I can't!  All week Mark's Finest Papers has been having a Christmas in July hop and today is the last day.  Our theme today is non traditional Christmas colours and here is what I came up with:


This was a really fun one.  When thinking of non traditional Christmas colours I immediately thought pink and black so I started with the pink panel, heat embossing some white snowflakes from a lovely MFP set called Winter Scenes.


While making this card I must admit I was thinking of this card, so I pulled out some vellum and heat embossed the trees from my favourite MFP stamp set All is Calm.  This set is actually the first MFP set I ever got, and I find I return to over and over.  

I absolutely love the trees image, and I love the effect of layering one stamped image over another.  I have a feeling that you are going to see a lot more vellum from me in upcoming posts! :)


I decided to go with a kraft card base and also cut a white panel to keep things bright and clean.  I lightly distressed the edges of the white panel and the vellum with a Tonic distressing tool.  I added some black ribbon to the white panel, foam taped it to the base, adhered the vellum to the pink panel with glue dots hidden behind the stamped image, and adhered the pink panel over the ribbon.  Some pins, rhinestones, and a sentiment from Winter Scenes finished of the card front.  It was difficult to capture but the middle tree has pink rhinestones while the other two have white.


For the centre of the card I stamped the cute verse from Winter Scenes on a white panel, and layered it on some pink card stock.  

I really love this card, and I really love all of the inspiration that has come from the designers this week.  With all of the dreary wet weather we've had recently I didn't think I could start to feel Chrismas-y but with all of the lovely inspiration how could you not start to feel the Christmas spirit? Jane C  is next on the hop, or if you haven't visited the rest of today's particpants the list is below!



Cathy C (you are here)



Hop with us for a chance to win this fabulous stamp set
 THE WINNER CHOSEN AT THE END OF THE HOP WILL BE RECEIVING THIS AWESOME CHRISTMAS/WINTER STAMP SET!!


 
Thanks for Joining us today, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the announcement of the winner of this great stamp set for our Christmas in July Hop.

10 comments:

loulou said...

Gorgeous! I love the stamping on the vellum and all that gorgeous bling. Great colour combination too.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Cathy--this is beautiful! I love the white highlights in the trees! TFS

Janine said...

Very pretty with those trees on the vellum

Jane said...

Very pretty Cathy!!! Love the vellum trees.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the use of the vellum paper for a Winter scene.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Cathy.

greetings karin

Kathy Bradley said...

Cathy,
Wow - so pretty and elegant and your embossed snowflakes and vellum look so wonderful!

Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! Love the tree image and how you embellished it with rhinestones. Your stick pins and ribbon really set it off! I need to pull out my vellum! Thanks for the blog hop and the inspiration!

KT Fit Kitty
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/

Beth F. said...

What a stunning card! I love everything about it!
Beth's Beauties

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!Love the image!!!