Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Have you seen all of the holiday goodness of the current Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions?  You are going to be wowed by all of the talented artists highlighting their favorites from the Holiday Expressions.  It's the most wonderful time of the year!  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Priscilla's blog.  From here'll visit Gina's blog next.)
One thing I love to do is use your products in unexpected ways.  This Christmas card uses the new Prince of Peace stamp set, and I paired it with the autumnal Falling for You paper and a sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 2.  To make this card extra festive, I used red glitter paper, gold shimmer trim, and the Beary Christmas dots.
To stamp the candle, I first used washi tape to mask off the holly leaves and berries (although next time I will probably skip this step and just ink them up in Charcoal).  Then I inked up the candle flame in Saffron and the candle body in Charcoal.  Pull off the washi tape, huff on the stamp, and press onto your project.  The next step (after cleaning the stamp) was to ink up the holly (only) in Fern and then stamp.  I used my waterbrush to color the leaves with Fern ink and then used some of the small red Beary Christmas dots for the berries.  Finally, I painted the candle flame with my gold shimmer pen.  It adds such depth and richness!

Here are a few more projects (previously posted) with the Falling for You collection.
Feel So Blessed layout
Falling For You wall hanging

Feel So Blessed feather card
Thank you for hopping on the Holiday Expressions blog hop!  I'd love for you to leave a comment before you continue on to Gina's blog.  Thank you!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


  1. Love all your projects -especially the first card - love the horizontal stripes of paper and the variety of colors on the stamp. Also, love your previous projects. TFS

  2. Love the card made with the Falling for You paper pack - proves we can mix and match anything if we think about it.

  3. I really like that Christmas card!

  4. Great Card! I love the layered background.


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