Sunday, September 17, 2017

Guest at Stamp Connection #29

Hello and happy Sunday everyone!!! 

Today I have two special cards to share with you. Cornelia from Fun-Stamping invited me to play along at Stamp Connection #29. And of course I said yes :).

For some of you who don't know about Stamp Connection, here is the saying from one of the hosts, Cornelia: 

" Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month "

I lived in Germany for 18 years before I came to USA. So there is some connection with me too for sure :). 

The requirements at Stamp Connection for this month is 

I've never made this kind of card, but had right away an idea as I heard about the requirement, which happens not that often :). 

My two cards are in the same design. The images on the first card (right in the picture) was stamped in black and on the second one (left in the picture) I heat embossed them in gold. I couldn't decide for one of the design ideas, so I've made both :). I used The Ton's stamps. 

To start off the first card I stamped the outline images of Holly Branch repeatedly on top of my Bristol smooth panel (4.25"x11") in Versafine Onyx black. I then watercolored the holly branches. I mixed my watercolor with silver watercolor from Gansai Tambi to add some shimmer on my image. 

I stamped a poinsettia and some berries from Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set on some separate Bristol smooth paper, watercolored and die cut them using coordinating dies. The sentiment is from Cozy Poinsettias set. I stamped Merry Christmas in black and clear heat embossed it. The thin sentiment was gold heat embossed. I scored and folded the cardbase and foam mounted the poinsettia and berries along with some gold thread on it. To finish off I added gold Pico embellisher on the berries and some Crystal Stickles on the center of the poinsettia.

The second card was made in the same way like the first one. The image and the main sentiment were gold heat embossed, and the Happy New Year was stamped in Noir .This time I added white Pico embellisher on the berries.

So I have now two more Christmas cards ready :)! Thank you so much for inviting me and for the inspiration, Cornelia! 
Now let's visit Cornelia and Tanja on their blogs to see which awesome projects they have to share with us! 

Thank you so much for your visit! 


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

As I figured - this is mind blowingly beautiful!!!! WOW. Totally gorgeous! So glad you agreed to play with us this month! Thank you!

Betty Keefe said...

what a fantastic idea to continue the design on the back of your card - beautifully done!

Tanja said...

this is so beautiful - thank you so much for joining us this month

Bobby said...

The holly looks wonderful carried over to the back of your card, TaeEun.

Shauna Todd said...

How pretty!

I Card Everyone said...

TaeEun I try to do this on occasion - most recently with that beautiful Altenew set - so what a treat to see a challenge with this idea! You've carried those beautifully colored holly across your card perfectly, TaeEun! Black, or gold embossed, they are stunning! xx

Anonymous said...

Its absolutely beautiful, TaeEun! Love the beautiful holly across the card - it truly looks fantastic! I think I prefer the black one more, I liked the contrast in it, but they are both absolutely stunning!
xx Ashwini

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! Gorgeous Christmas cards, TaeEun! I love how you stamped the back of your cards and of course your watercoloring is just perfect! I think gold embossing the flowers makes your design really elegant, too! You're well on your way to getting your Christmas cards done :)

Deborah Frings said...

I love this idea of decorating the back of the card too. The holly branches look just lovely on both cards.