This is the first
Michael Strong stamp
It is to inspire you for your Christmas cards. We are featuring Michael Strong's Cloisonne Christmas Tree set!! There are six blogs you can visit with artwork, including Michael Strong's Blog.
There will be goodies to win along the way, but you have to leave a comment on all blogs.
After you check out ideas here, please click on the links below to hop over and see some fabulous ideas for this set. Now to be able to win some candy you MUST leave a comment on all the blogs. You will have all of November to leave comments. There are 6 blogs participating in this blog hop and it is a circular hop, so where ever you begin, you will see them all.
Note that due to time differences not all blogs will be in the air at the same time, so if you do not find the blog post belonging to this one, please go back there at a later time.
Trena (me): http://trenabrannon.typepad.com/stamping_painting_and_col/2010/11/michael-strong-blog-hop.html
For those of you that are looking for an elegant, yet simple Christmas card (because you have so many to send out!), here's an idea using embossing.
- On A2 size card stock, use Cuttlebug folder to create a border for your tree. Trim edges.
- Rub anti static bag over center area.
- Ink up medium size tree image with watermark ink and stamp inside border.
- With watermark pen, draw a few curvy lines for the ground/snow.
- Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.
- Adhere onto base card.
- Stamp the small tree image on inside of card. You can stamp the sentiment of your choice.
That's it!! Now make another one!!
For variety, you can use different colors of card stock, color in parts of the tree or use different embossing powders. Enjoy!!
Stamps: Michael Strong Cloisonné Christmas Tree Set EZMS313
Paper: Stampin' Up! variety, Neenah Classic Solar White (for base card)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink pad
Accessories: Cuttle bug scroll work folder, heat tool, Judi-Kins opaque white embossing powder, Stampin' Up! emboss buddy, gold, sterling silver & detail black embossing powders, Desert rain embossing powder, Sakura metallic pens, Versamark marker, Krylon gold and silver leafing pens
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!