Shimmer and Shine to kick off Christmas

Shimmer and Shine to kick off Christmas


Welcome to my blog today. Be warned, this is a longish post! I inadvertently made my first Christmas cards of the season last week.  I was working on masculine cards for my upcoming card class, and the design took a right hand turn, ending up more “shimmer” than “himmer”!!

Gold Shimmer Christmas Card

Sneak Peek – Gold Shimmer Paint

Gold shimmer paint

Look at all these gold shimmery elements:-

Gold Shimmer Paint – It’s new and coming soon in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue. The leaves are die cut and embossed using the specialty embossing dies from the Nature’s Roots Framelits dies and Whisper White cardstock, and then sponged with the shimmer paint!

Gold Foil Card – For a totally different gold contrast, the same cut and emboss dies have been used with Gold Foil card.

Corrugated Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing Folder Another new product coming up in the Holiday Catalogue,  this dynamic folder gives a deep embossed corrugated effect, with gold shimmer paint lightly sponged over.

Close up of embossed leaves

Add gold cord, gold metallic thread, gold embossing and gold sequins for total gold overload.

Interactive Card Making

For my VIP facebook live last week, I asked my viewers to help me re-create a different version of this card.  Gathering together a pile of supplies, I let the comments dictate the design process. This was the result.
Copper and Shaded Spruce XMas Shimmer Card

Copper and Shaded Spruce

Same layout, same process, just slightly different colours and elements. This card introduces a little bit of colour, Shaded Spruce along with shimmery Copper.

Copper and Shaded Spruce Shimmer Card

Copper Shimmer Paint – Another colour in the Shimmer paints, the Copper is vibrant and rich.

Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper – Yet another sneak peek product from the Holiday Catalogue, this specialty paper features copper foil elements.  This one is actually a gorgeous Gray Granite background, however once we had finished the card, the Shaded Spruce embossed leaves looked a little out of place with no other Shaded Spruce Elements on the card.  So I coloured the patterned paper with Shaded Spruce Light Stampin’ Blend ( yes .. a new colour coming in the Holiday Catalogue).

Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon – How pretty is this ribbon!

Gold Embossing Powder

Other copper elements include Copper Metallic Thread, Copper heat embossing and Copper Sequins.

Copper and Gray Granite

Copper Shimmer Paint and Gray Granite

The Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon is so elegant.  I re-jigged the colours for this card and replaced the Shaded Spruce leaves with Gray Granite.  This is the true colour of the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. Isn’t it gorgeous?

All other design elements are the same as the second card, but I totally love this colour scheme.

Look at how delightful the copper shimmer paint is.

Copper Embossing

So, quite unintendedly (is that even a word?) I have made a start on my Christmas Cards for this year.

Get your Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue

This is just a little sneak peek of a few of the products coming up in the Holiday Catalogue!  If you would like a copy mailed to you, please register here and I will get one out to you asap.

2018 Holiday Catalogue - Click to Register

Products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available for purchase on 5th September 2018, so mark your calendar because there is so much fantastic product for not only the upcoming holiday season, but for your general crafting needs also.

If you are in Australia, you can shop for current Annual Catalogue product with me in my online shop.

Lots of freebies in August

August is an amazing month for freebies. Let’s start with BONUS DAYS!
For every purchase of $90 in one order during August, you will receive a $9 Bonus Days Voucher to spend in September. So if your order is $90 you will receive one $9 voucher, if your order is $180, you will receive 2 x $9 vouchers and so on.

Bonus Days Banner
The limited edition Blended Season Bundle and Watercolour Pencils Pack 2 are available in August only, so don’t forget to jump in and grab those before the end of August.  Bundle the Stamp Set (that’s both cases) and the Framelits dies for a 10% discount.  But remember, these are only available in August!

Colour Your Season Bundle

Here is one of the lovely projects I have created with this bundle of products.

Blended Season for Go For Greece Blog Hop

Don’t forget to use the host code for extra goodies at the end of the month.

If you purchase the Blended Season Bundle from you, you will also receive my Colour Your Season Online Class which includes for six projects featuring the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Season Framelits Dies.  You will get PDF tutorials and video instructions for each project, with both metric and imperial measurements for all markets PLUS cardstock kits to create all six projects.

Colour Your Season Online Class
Or you can purchase this class outright (not including the cardstock kits).

Colour Your Season Online Class
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.
And the very last freebie, but by no means the least.  Purchase from me in August and receive the August All Star Tutorial Bundle PDF for free!
Talk to you soon.

Or you can purchase this class without purchasing … great for class project ideas if you are a demonstrator.

All Star Tutorial Bundle August
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.




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