SIP #5 – theme – Holiday’s

By | July 16, 2015

Happy Friday eve, an interesting way to look at Thursday night. Friday marks my last day of work until July 28th, it’s vacation time and the Stampin Up Convention next week. Looking forward to see old friend and hopefully making some new ones.

Before I get to far into tonight’s post,  I would like to thank Justin and his team at Stamp Ink Paper Blog for picking my submission for challenge #4 as the Design Team Pick, click here to see the card I submitted.

This week’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #5, which is a theme – the holiday’s! It’s never to early to start on holiday card. I must say I’m one of those that like the Hallmark channels week of Christmas in July movies, I’ve taped a few to watch when working on projects like this. Click here for a link to the blog.


Let me tell you how I got started with my card. I knew right away I wanted to use the new Brick Wall Textured Embossing folder and one of the samples I made laying around my card space so I settled on using the Crumb Cake piece (the card base is actually Whisper White card stock). Next was the color selection for the “bricks”, I ended up using Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Real Red and Chocolate Chip which gave me bricks that look like my house. Using sponge daubers, I carefully sponged all the bricks with Cajun Craze making sure the coloring did not match – yes I said did not match, keep in mind bricks don’t look exactly alike. Next was some Delightful Dijon, followed by Real Red and Chocolate Chip – then I went back with a little Cajun Craze.  The “snow” on the bricks was made with a 2-Way glue pen and some Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Next came the wreath (which is 3 step stamping) using the stamp set Wondrous Wreath and the Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies. For the wreath I chose Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder. Noel is die cut in Watermelon Wonder and once adhered to the wreath with liquid glue, I ran over it with Crystal Effects for that glossy look. The wreath is adhered to the “bricks” with dimensionals.


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3 thoughts on “SIP #5 – theme – Holiday’s

  1. Holly S

    This is a beautiful card! Definitely stands out! And the touch of the snow on the bricks is so neat 🙂 thanks for playing at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

  2. Carolyn

    Fantastic card Karen, I love the treatment on the bricked background here and I’ve also been using that Wreath stamp set for my Christmas cards. I just recently held at Christmas in July cardmaking class. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

    1. KarenT Post author

      Glad you liked the card, coloring the bricks was fun. The wreath set can be used for so many reasons, not just the holidays. Thanks!

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