Monday, July 23, 2018

Krafty Christmas card Blog Hop with video tutorial

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
This week we are having a:

Christmas In July Blog Hop!


And the theme is making a Christmas project using Kraft and Tim Holtz products.



You should have arrived here from Maura's blog, if not then you may need to start at the beginning on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog 


I started with the Mechanics 3D Folder and Kraft cardstock. After I had used the 3 Folder I applied Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink to the raised parts of the folder and once again passed through the Vagabond. As a result, the lower parts were colored white. Good thing to know is that the pigment on the Kraft cardstock really soaks in and it isn't as white when it's dry. I added some more contrast with Distress Oxide Walnut Stain to the raises parts.

 

The Mechanics 3D Folders is not really Christmas-like, but with a bit of imagination it looks like different types of snowflakes. And to emphasize this even more, I used Dylusions Spray Black Marble and White Linen to create some splatters. I cut the Tree Line die out of black cardstock with double sided adhesive tape behind it. I did the same with the Let It Snow phrase from the Holiday Words dies. Personally, I find it easier to use tape if the surface has so much dimension, because with liquid adhesive it usually comes out on all sides.

 

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From here you need to go to Zoey blog for more fabulous Christmas Inspiration! And continue this blog hop!


So now it's YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start Christmas creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!
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Hooray! You found one of the four hidden gifts!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

91 comments:

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Yipieh, found this gift as well!
Your card is so different and amazing. I love the non-traditional Christmas card you made so much. Thank you for your inspiration.
Kind regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Sabrina said...

I loved watching your process on how you made your gorgeous card!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Marieke Slaats said...

Love the cards, i love to work with kraft as well. Thanks for the inspiration! Greets, Marieke

Margreet said...

Great video of how to make this lovely tag.
And I found your hidden gift!
xxx Margreet

Gail said...

Kraft and black are my favorites in crafting so I am in awe of this beautiful card creation for Christmas - TFS and for that surprise gift there - it is super! thanks for this hop and the opportunity to win a nice prize - also for the challenges that are offered at Simon Says
https://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous display and to be treated to a video as well, this is in my saved file.. lOve your gorgeous work and your beautiful and different colour combo for a Christmas design.xx now following you.x

Cards by Maaike said...

very pretty, loving all those layers

Denise Costa said...

Love this. The kraft and black combo is very cool. The video was great also!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) I love how you used the gears embossing folder! they look almost like snowflakes!! That is just brilliant, I would never have though to use that on a Christmas card and it looks AWESOME!! I just love the whole design of this, what a stunner!! :-)

Merry Christmas!
luv
Lols x x x

Marci said...

I like how you made this, great card!

Carol said...

I have the same problem with Picket Fence on dark cardstock...like how you used the stain so there would be contrast.

Jackie said...

Very nice card to send to the man in your life! I found the present!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful thinking outside the box as in using the embossing folder for snowflake look. Found one of the hidden gifts.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

nancy buzzard said...
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nancy buzzard said...

Absolutely love the background; I would not have thought of it. Thanks for the inspiration! (found the present)

Sylwia-eR said...

I love unobvious combination: mechanics background and trees.I think, that I found a gift:))Another great inspiration!

Dee said...

Really beautiful creation! Found the hidden gift box...

Christine K said...

WOW!!! What a killer background and so unique! I am so loving this and all of your work!! VERY inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Gail Ernst said...

I love your color palette. You have created a beautiful card that is so unique. Thank you for the inspiration!

Teri W said...

Wow gears and holidays! Love it. Great display and I found the box!

Macarena said...

Oh my! Your imagination makes my mind blow! I would never ever come up with this idea of using this folder to make a Xmas card and... see the snowflakes there! You're a crazy genius :-) I love the white layer on the kraft background, great effect.

Karen Hasheck said...

Your project is gorgeous! I have that embossing folder so thanks for the inpsiration! And thanks for the chance to win!

Mary-Anne V said...

Amazing looking project...that mechanics embossing folder is just perfect!

Lise Lacroix said...

Very non ce!! I love the ve the 3D folder!!

Kim Faucher said...

Such yummy texture!!! Love finding the gifts too!

Lucy said...

Such interesting color on your card. I love way it sets off the trees. Thank you for inspiring us AGAIN especially with the use of the embossing folders.

Rea' said...

Oh my word that 3-d embossed background... and what you did to it OMG it's AWESOME great tutorial (cool music too ! )

KCC Matt said...

The use of the 3D embossing is fabulous!!! Amazingly creative. Thank you!

Lindsay Dickason said...

Thank you for sharing! You are very talented!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Yeah! A Gift! And a AMAZING CARD! Thank you for the process video... it's just amazing what you did... Did I use AMAZING enough?

Toni said...

Hooray... I found the 4th hidden gift... lol... Love your creation. Never thought to use the cogs embossing folder for Christmas but I'm definitely going to do this... soooooo cute !

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, this is stunning! Gorgeous, non-traditional colors.
Love all the yummy textures.

Suzi said...

Fabulous dimensional card, love the 3d embossing folder and all the pretty snow dots. I found your hidden gift too. xox

Kelsey Thomas said...

These cards are lovely! :) P.S. I found the gift box!

Rox Boyce said...

Simply Wow!!! Your video tutorial was amazing Sannie 🌟♥️🌟♥️🌟 including the sound track. So inspirational seeing your processes and steps. Live your choice of products in making this fabulous textural and festive card.

kari said...

Found the gift, very nice card

Kathy Jacobson said...

Who'd put gears on a Christmas card but a wonderful TH crafter! Love it! I found your gift!

simo said...

Wow Sandra...the 3D Mechanics background is just perfect! Love the contrast with kraft black and touches of white! Thank you for the video process...and the gift! Yay! ❤❤❤

Sara Barker said...

Your card is super sweet! I love the neutral palette and your use of the Mechanics folder along with the white ink. Good tip to know about the pigment soaking into the kraft, but I like the effect. Thank you for your video tutorial! And yup! There it is that little gift package!

Di W said...

Such a clever use of colors. It's wonderful and I like that it could be a masculine card. I saw your gift.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Love it! A bit different and really modern!

tiffany brunhoefer said...

looks a little "steampunk" - I love it!

Stefania Salmi said...

Really very special and unique! Thanks for the video, it's a great inspiration.
Also here is a nice gift!

Kim Salito said...

Woohoo! Another gift box. You do lovely work, thanks for sharing.

misteejay said...

What a stunning creation. Love the monochrome effect.
Toni xx

FD91354 said...

Oh, I have this embossing folder.. I will have to try this technique.. Thanks so much!

Laura J said...

Wonderful color choices!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love the colours you have gone for, its so different and works amazingly, Hazel (Didos) x

DebbieC said...

Very pretty. A great idea for use of the Mechanics folder. Love the tree die you used and the surprise gift box.

jbonomo said...

I never would have thought to use Mechanicals for a Xmas card! Thank you for the inspiration and kick in the pants to start creating for the holidays as it will come sooner than I think. Do I spy a gift box too?

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a fabulous card! I never would have thought to use the Mechanics 3D folder on a Christmas card but it works wonderfully, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Bem-Me-Quer Colorido said...

Amazing card and amazing video! XX

Donna said...

Sannie, what a gorgeous project! Love the inspiration. Thanks for making the video to show your thought process.

Angela R said...

Amazing card. very unique use of the mechanics 3D embossing folder on a Christmas card.

Paper Wishes said...

Enjoying this Christmas trail, great to see the process. Love the monochrome pallet of this thanks for the pictures and video.

Dana N said...

great card!

Patries said...

Ty for the inspiration, lovely work.

Ann Barnes said...

This card is stunning, I love the neutral palette, the pop of black and white off the Kraft is truly stunning. I think the 3-D folder in the background was a fabulous way to create interest and those swirls remind me of snow and all the excitement of the season. I love this make, Thank you so much for sharing. xx

Tammy said...

WOW what a beautiful card, I love the kraft and black colors and that embossed background is gorgeous! I found the hidden gift too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sandra this is gorgeous

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome card - love your work - yay found a hidden gift logo:)

Georgia Dimitriadou said...

it is beyond the usual themes due to the mechanics background. different and pretty.

Sharon said...

Your card is very unusual, but absolutely stunning at the same time. I'm really enjoying seeing all these different projects using kraft card on this blog hop.

SHartl said...

Wow, how creative to use those metal gear dies for a christmas project. I love the colors and this would be great for a guy. Found the gift!

D.L. Flowers said...

Great project, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany Beuning said...

I really like the black/white/kraft color combo!

Debi said...

My, your card really has my gears turning. And that's exactly what is is supposed to do, inspire. Now if the create part comes through, I'll be in good shape. I love this. Hugs, Debi

Janice said...

You're right the Mechanics folder is not very Christmas but I can totally get behind the snowflake impression! Great idea, the white ink on the embossing folder.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a cool card Sannie. Love the textures, those pretty trees! The color combo is so unique... unexpectedly, I really like it! Wondering what's in the box. :)

Julie Forest said...

I love the earthy color scheme you chose. It really has a wintry vibe! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! It looks so cool to have the gears in the background, amazing texture and detailing! Have a great weekend!

Beata Zdunek said...

I found the gift.Your project is gorgeous!

Eva Laney said...

such a beautiful card! I love how you turned something not Christmassy at all into this beautiful Christmas scene. Found fourth and final present.

Ldybg93 said...

Omigosh, I love the white word stamping on the black silhouette treeline - that looks so great! I just love this project.

Dawn Soto said...

Oh my goodness that is a beautiful card!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I love this Kraft, black and white creation! Thanks for the tip about Kraft soaking up pigment. I never would have picked up that you added Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to bring out the white in the 3D Texture Fade. I love these Texture fades. So cool! And adding this one as the backdrop to this gorgeous wintery card is brilliant. Fantastic details and stunning make! -- Mary Elizabeth

Ellibelle said...

The black, white and kraft color combo is so effective! Loving this creation with all the great details and so beautifully designed!
Thank you so much for the inspiration and a chance at winning that gift box!

Lady Joyful said...

This is wonderful! Love the texture.

Maura Hibbitts said...

SO cool using the mechanical background for the holiday card! It looks awesome on the kraft with the trees and snow, Sandra! hugs, Maura

Unknown said...

What a great job. Love all the techniques you used & the embellishments. In big on that. LOVE IT & will do my own little tweeking but Dec using this idea/inspiration. Thank you!!!

Trudy Neumann
TrudysARK.1@yahoo.com

The Altered Paper said...

So full of wonderful textures, brilliantly done!

ßeulah ßee said...

Your style shines through!

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the mix of embossing!
Helen x

Terelisa Agosti said...

wowww I love all video tutorial and card! Amazing!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous project with so much texture, just wonderful Sandra

mandalj said...

I love seeing Christmas cards that aren't red and green!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for the tutorial!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wonderful card Sandra! Black and kraft is unusual but absolutely wonderful! barbara

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Sandra, love the black and white with the kraft and that amazing backgound, hugs kath xxx

Migdalia said...

Beautiful creation! love the kraft and background!!
found this gift as well!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

This is such an elegant design! Love your card Sandra!!