Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Monday, October 24, 2011

hop-inspired adventure

Did you make it all the way through the Llama Holiday Hop?  There were so many great ideas, I went back again and tried some myself.  I loved the embossed glimmer paper Marsha used on her Valentine, so I tried it as a Christmas card:
(seriously, I don't know why I can't get a straight picture when both the viewfinder and the subject matter have straight sides)
I used the Petals-a-Plenty textured impressions embossing folder because it seemed more Christmas-y, but I think Marsha's bolder embossed design - Vintage Wallpaper - stands out more.

I also had to try Debbie's Mocha Morning Christmas.  The Mocha Morning specialty designer series is one of my favorites, I think it's really elegant, but I never quite know what to do with flocked paper.  I don't have the stamp sets Debbie used, so I made a few changes:
(see what I mean?  this one is even worse!  aaargh)
 I used Versamark with the Baroque Border Stampin' Around wheel after embossing the sentiment from The Sounding Joy in gold on Very Vanilla.  I used the Scallop Trim border and corner punches and Stampin' Dimensionals to set it off over the Victoria 5/8" crochet trim.  It's unusual for a Christmas card, but it's striking, don't you think?  And, bonus for me, flocking is SOFT so I'm back on track at Jingle Belles! 


SmilynStef said...

That flocked paper is so elegant ... love the embossed texture too ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Noelle said...

gotta love the SOFt flocking! And your red glittery card is just so pretty, too :) Thanks so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)

lauren bergold said...

Yes indeedy! Flocking is soft and so is that gorgeous crocheted trim. Not to mention the whe card is FABULOUS!!!