Hello everyone! Welcome to the Day 1 of Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop. I'm so happy to have been part of this incredible and awesome event. If you have arrived here from Laurel Beard's blog then you are right on track and I'm your final stop for today! If you miss the hop start again from HERE.
A little about Stamp of Approval or SOA: Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box that releases quarterly. This box is full of stamping goodness and they sell out really quickly. So be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale on September 22nd.
Please head on over to Catherine Pooler’s website (the founder of Stamp of Approval) to sign up on the Waiting List, this is the best way to make sure you get YOUR Stamp of Approval box. Wait List members will be notified first through email when the box goes up for sale one hour before the collection is released to the general public! So make sure you sign up for the Waiting List so that you don’t miss out on your Stamp of Approval box!
So now let's move on the cards! I made three cards for this Blog Hop and I will make more with this Candy Cane Lane Collection! Cute Stuff!! Just a note, my cards are incomplete without splatters, Glitter and Sequins. And I'm sorry that I won't be mentioning this in the every card description! I thought of keeping the description short and simple. The glitter, sequins and splatters will be the common thing! So let's get started!
This card features Merry and Bright Boughs Stamp set. I simply ink blended the background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and spritzed some water for that whimsical look. Then stamped the beautiful images Holly Leaves, Ornaments and Berries with Archival Jet Black ink, Versafine Sepia ink and Carnation Red ink respectively.
Next I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Archival Jet Black Ink and that finishes the first card!
The next card features Hip Holiday and Candy Cane Lane Stamp Sets. I water colored the striped background with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then I stamped the images on another paper in Versafine Sepia and Carnation Red Ink and die cut them with co-coordinating dies!
Once all my die cut pieces are ready, I arranged and adhered them. Finally Stamped the sentiment from the Candy Cane Lane Collection with Archival Jet Black Ink.
Here comes the final one! And this card features Candy Cane Lane, Merry and Bright Boughs and Hip Holiday Stamp Sets. I took a water color paper and ink blended the background with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then stamped the branch/leaf thing with Versafine Sepia ink and Bird with Carnation Red Ink.
Next I fussy cut the leaves and die cut the bird with the coordinating die and adhered them on to the card panel. I added perfect pearls for that pearly look. Finally stamped the sentiment from Candy cane Lane with Archival Jet Black Ink. I adhered a silver glittery washi tape on the edge of the card base and foam mounted the water colored panel on top of it. :)
And that pretty much finishes the cards for today. I hope you like them and I hope you got inspired. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care!
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