Saturday, October 26, 2019

Hopping Around the World - Christmas

Welcome to the first ever Hopping Around the World Blog Hop! If you're hopping here from Rachel Macleod's blog, I hope you enjoyed your stop there. And if you're just starting here - Welcome! I am honored to be a part of this amazingly talented group of stampers that spans all over the world! Mark your calendars as this fabulous hop will go live the last Saturday of each month. Our first month's theme is Christmas. My favorite holiday of the year!

Both of my Christmas cards today are for dear friends of mine. I wanted to highlight a stamp set that doesn't necessarily scream Christmas, but can be easily be used for it. Without further ado....Waterfront is going to take center stage! I tore a piece of scrap paper with a "hill" shape then inked the trees in Night of Navy ink and stamped them over the paper to mimic a large snow drift. I then gently sponged Balmy Blue ink for a winter sky. Like the snowflakes? That stamp is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and also inked in Night of Navy ink and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock that I sponged with Balmy Blue ink. Lots of layers of white and blues, Whisper White baker's twine wrapped and tied in a bow, plus the random placement of rhinestones help to create this fun Christmas card. It's a little hard to tell, but the snow drift sparkles as I used my Wink of Stella pen all over it. 

Well, I wasn't done with those little trees so I decided to stamp then this time in Mossy Meadow. Some are stamped full strength, and others at half to help give dimension. I love a good buffalo check for the holidays, and our Buffalo Check background stamp inked with Basic Black ink on Real Red card stock did the trick! I die cut leaves and twigs using the Flourish Dies in Old Olive and Soft Sea Foam, and punched vellum ones with the Leaf punch. All tucked behind and adhered to the large stitched circle. The words are from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. I really like the Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Black color combination on this card. How about you?

Well, there you have it! Two different Christmas cards for friends using the "happy little trees" from the Waterfront stamp set. Bob Ross would be so happy! ;) Ha Ha! I hope you continue along to see that wonderful creativity of Mo Rootes who is across the pond. Happy stamping my friends!


  1. Beautiful use of the Waterfront stamp set - thanks for sharing!

  2. I can't say which card I like the most! The first, because you used no "normal" Christmas color and the second because you did so 🙈. I hope that makes sense to you!

  3. Oh wow! These are gorgeous, Jennifer. I love the layouts and your collage accents on the second card. Both cards are simply stunning. Thanks for sharing x

  4. These cards are stunning Jennifer. My favourite is the fisrt card, loving the hand stamped snowflake dsp x