Saturday, October 1, 2016

Winnie & Walter Worldcardmaking Day Blog Hop



Hey everyone!  I hope you are enjoying World Cardmaking Day!  I'm back with another great blog hop featuring Winnie & Walter!

I was really excited to be asked to participate in the hop and have used the occasion to exponentially increase my very small stack of Christmas cards (people, Christmas is less than 90 days away!!!).

My goal with these cards was to stay pretty simple.  Each of these could be relatively easily mass produced, and while I've added some dimension with foam tape, you could keep these nice and flat as well.

So, without further ado, here we go:



So easy.  The Into the Woods mini scenery background paired with a Hero Arts ombre inkpad steals the show here, there really isn't much more you need to do.  I used the Peace cutaway which was cut from some solid light gray patterned paper (yes, I know that is a bit of a contradiction) as well as some dark gray cardstock.  They were adhered together and then popped up over the background.



Then I added a bit of twine for a pop of red, and ahdered the entire panel to the card base with foam adhesive.

Next some stencil fun.



I used the Triangled Creative Screenings to created the patterned paper.  I used Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries Distress ink, first sponging the Evergreen Bough on and then turning the stencil 180 degrees and adding Festive Berries.  Note, I did wipe the stencil off before starting the second color so I didn't get any residual color from the first inking.  Also note, I could have lined these up so that the colors didn't touch, but I like the bit of dark you get on the edge where the colors overlap for this application.



The stag and the sentiment are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on some gold mirrorboard cardstock with Versafine and then set it with some clear embossing powder.  A few sequins finished this one off.

Finally, the reason I picked that Winter Wonderland stamp set, the gorgeous tree ring stamp.  I just love that image, there are so many possibilities, but again, I was trying to keep things simple here.



I stamped and embosssed the tree ring in Liquid Platinum on vellum and fussy cut it.  I also stamped and fussy cut the evergreen sprig image.

I'm using the Peace cutaway again, this time in silver mirror board.



Then it was just a matter of placing the pieces on the mat.  I used some of that red and white twine again for that zing of color.  I also added a vellum mat to soften the transition between the patterned paper and card base.

OK, that's all for me today.  I hope you're inspired to get working on your Christmas cards!

Now some blog hop details.  Three random commenters will win a $25 gift certificate to the hop.  You have October 7th to leave comments, and winners will be announced on the Winnie & Walter blog shortly thereafter.

Your next stop is Heather Hoffman, but the full blog hop list is below if you need it.  Happy hopping!



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99 comments:

  1. Your peace card is my favorite. The red twine adds pop.

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  2. All of these are awesome.... Great inspiration

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  3. Your "zings" of twine are just perfect!!! I really like your stencil work too. That white space between the triangles adds so much.

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  4. I really love your third card--so simple and yet stunning!

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  5. I love using the Peace sentiment as a "one size fits all" holiday theme. I particularly love what you did with the tree ring card. Really gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful cards, Miriam! I just love your Christmas color palette! They all seem to go together so well! Very pretty inspiration!

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  7. All three cards are beautiful - I really love the simplicity of the first. Happy WCMD!

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  8. These cards are simply stunning. My favourite is the one with the vellum and gold log.

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  9. Wow Miriam, you were a busy bee. They're all equally gorgeous, I love them all. The first cards background almost looks like it glows. Great color combo and pattern on the second one. I think the third is my fav, I love the earthy feel with the metallics. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  10. Really love your cards. Each one is very nice.

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  11. Beautiful cards!! Definitely inspirational!! I have that stencil & must play with it soon!!

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  12. Love the peace card .very pretty and colourful.

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  13. Awesome cards! My favorite is the Peace card. Well done.

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  14. lovely cards ! The bold graphic pattern n colors on second card are my favorite :)

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  15. Love that last card. Love cards with greenery and the peace die cut finishes it off beautifully.

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  16. All the cards are so pretty and elegant! Love them!

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  17. love these! happy wcmd to you!

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  18. All of these cards are top-notch gorgeous!
    I especially love the peace card.

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  19. Your cards are all very lovely, Miriam!

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  20. Great cards! I have the Triangle Screenings and will probably CASE that card. Thanks!

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  21. Gorgeous Christmas cards. Simply stunning.

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  22. The combination of elegance, peaceful and playful, shows through on each of your cards. You take my breath away with your designs and color choices. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  23. Wow, these are gorgeous and elegant!

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  24. Wonderful project, I really like the last one!

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  25. Gorgeous cards. They really have a feeling of peace and solitude.

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  26. Really great cards! I especially love the PEACE designs.That die is fabulous and a perfect piece to use on sympathy cards as well as Christmas cards. It is always a good thing to have craft items that can be used in more than one way.

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  27. Beautiful creations! Especially love the third card it is so elegant!

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  28. Your cards are beautiful! The last card is my favorite.

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  29. Very pretty Christmas cards! I need to get started on mine!

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  30. Absolute perfection! Love them all!

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  31. Wow, Miriam - these are stunning cards!! I especially love the colors you used on your first two cards. The pop of blue really makes them shine! And your peace card is so elegant with the gold and the rustic elements.

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  32. All of your cards are so pretty! Love them all!

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  33. Three very lovely cards! Love your choice of colours.

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  34. Beautiful holiday cards! Love the wood stamp with embossing powder!

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  35. Lovely cards--my fave is the last one.

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  36. WOW, what great cards Miriam, just lovely!

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  37. Definitely simple and easy, definitely doable!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Miriam!

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  38. The cards are fantastic.
    Love the deer in the circle.
    The patterned paper really makes
    him pop.
    the gold tree stump is a great
    backdrop for sentiment.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

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  39. Gorgeous cards!!! I need to get busy ony holiday cards-awesome inspiration!!

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  40. Fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  41. Deer with the wood circle is genius. Love it.

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  42. Thank you for these inspirations? I especially love the two "peace" cards, and your offset patterned paper is wonderful.

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  43. Cute cards! The peace with the tree ring is my favorite! The twine is a nice detail :)

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  44. These cards are fantastic. Love the Christmas theme!

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  45. Gorgeous card Miriam and the touches of red are just the perfect finishing touch!

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  46. Very creative Saturday for very beautiful cards ! Love all of them ! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

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  47. Oh, I do love a fabulous CAS Christmas card, and here you have three! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  48. Miriam, Really great cards. The Peace ones I really love the best but the stag was cool also. Thank yu for sharing.

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  50. Miriam, I really loved all your cards, but the Peace ones were the best. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  51. I always swoon for the red-Aqua combo, and your cards are no exception! Love how you made them easily mass producable, but yet detailed! That vellum tree ring makes me happy happy!! :) hope your Xmas stack is growing!! :)

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  52. Love all three of your beautiful cards, but especially the 'peace' cards. The first one really has a peace-ful effect; love the ombre effect of the blue background. And I really like the natural feel of the last card. Well done; thanks so much for sharing!

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  53. Beautiful. I enjoy chunky word cards that are bright and these are beautiful.

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  54. I just adore the Peace card. So natural too.

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  55. Such wonderful designs fir tgese Christmas cards. Love the gold embossed tree rings.

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  56. Beautiful, modern designs. The tree cross-section card is my favorite.

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  57. Beautiful card..amazingly designed..

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  58. All your cards are fabulous! I love the colours you've used for the patterned paper of the second one!

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  59. Wow, these are all fantastic!

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  60. Wow! All cards are beautiful, but the brown peace card is a stunner!

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  61. WOW what a beautiful array of gorgeous cards
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  62. Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    πŸ’–πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ’–

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  63. OHHHHHHHHH! I'm loving all of these----love that peace card! It's CAS and beautiful! I also love that woodgrain stamp... fab x1000000! <3

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  64. Beautiful holiday cards, LOVE them all, especially the platinum embossed tree ring!

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  65. Wonderful cards! So inspiring. Love how you used the triangle stencil.

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  66. Wow, gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. BEAUTIFUL cards Miriam!!!
    LOVE them ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and CREATIVE designs ... I feel the NEED to get my stencil ready for a workout, especially with the white offset - WOW!!!

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  68. Beautiful cards!! Love the hint of gold!! Very beautiful!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  69. Beautiful cards! I love Into the Woods and that awesome tree ring stamp too! A couple more for my wish list!

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  70. Oh, I just love all the little details here, Miriam, especially the bold strings of red twine and the splattering of shine! Just beautiful!

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  71. I’m late to the hop, but it’s a perfect day for doing so, as it’s gloomy and lightly snowing here. Nothing like awesome creativity to brighten my spirits, and your trio of festive delights have certainly done so! Gorgeous! I'm especially captivated by your first card: the trees and peace are a charming combination...
    ~carol

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