SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour!!

This was my post from the SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour. While the links are gone, the benefits of SUDSOL remain for those of you who are demos! Click any of the links below to visit the SUDSOL site and sign up for the FREE Two-Week Trial!!

Welcome to another SUDSOL Blog Tour!!! SUDSOL means Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online and our goal is to share demonstratable Holiday projects with you today. I have been a SUDSOL member since shortly after joining Stampin' Up over 10 years ago! It's my go to source for information and inspiration!! I'm always in the know without having to try very hard!! Customers, you should find easy to recreate projects along the tour today. You won't be able to access any galleries mentioned, unless you sign up first to be a Demo, then become a SUDSOL member! Demos if you are not a member, click any of the SUDSOL links to take the two week FREE trial-you won't be sorry!!

Now, on to the projects! I used items from the Holiday Mini for all my projects!  

First up is this fun card featuring the French Foliage set and using the Emboss Resist technique. Very doable in a workshop setting! Card base is Cherry Cobbler. The background is Naturals Ivory Card Stock that I first stamped leaves on with Versamark and embossed with Clear powder. I sponged ink over the leaves in Early Espresso, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler. I also sponged Early Espresso around the outside edge. I tied a Satin Early Espresso ribbon around the center of the background and attached to the card base. For the saying, I first stamped the staying from Seasonal Sentiments in Espresso on Naturals Ivory. I then stamped the roundish leaf with Versamark and embossed with Clear powder. I sponged some More Mustard ink over it, then a little Cherry Cobbler for more definition. Espresso was sponged around the edge before layering on Cherry Cobbler and attaching with dimensionals over the ribbon. I love this technique and it's always a hit!!

Next up is this card using the Christmas Postcard stamp from the Holiday Mini. Now, all who know me well know I am not a fan of coloring!  But, what I did on this ended up working quite well and NOT being stressful! The card base is Early Espresso that I textured with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. Next I cut two Oval Scallop Frames with the Big Shot, one in Cherry Cobbler, one in Naturals Ivory. I kept the Cherry frame and Ivory oval. I textured the frame also with the Peals-a-Plenty folder. On the oval, I stamped my image with Early Espresso Craft Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. For some reason, this makes it easier to color. Giving the image definition I think is part of it. I used a blender pen and Classic ink to color: Cherry Cobbler for the Holly Berries, Poinsettias & ribbon, More Mustard for the bells, and Always Artichoke for the Holly leaves and pine boughs. The oval is attached directly to the center of the card, the Cherry oval around it with dimensionals.

Next up is this fun card! It really sparkles in real life, but goes together quite quick! The card base is Real Red. Background is Shimmery White that was embossed with the Northern Flurry folder in the Big Shot. To the embossing I added glimmer brads in Real Red to the smaller snowflakes. To the large snowflake, I added a Real Red button from the Candy Cane Big Designer Button set. The button has Clear Tinsel Trim tied in the center. A Real Red Satin ribbon is knotted around near the bottom, also with Clear Tinsel trim tied around the knot. The "dec 25" if from the Tags til Christmas set and was stamped in Real Red on Shimmery white and punched with the fabulous new Decorative Label punch. I punched two more labels from Real Red to mat the Shimmery White one. The labels are applied with dimensionals to sit over the ribbon. Quick, easy and WOW!! and, just about any color would work!

Lastly, I decided on a non-traditional color for a Christmas Card. Purple is a favorite of mine so I grabbed Elegant Eggplant. Someday I would love to have a tree decorated in this color!! Card base is Elegant Eggplant, background is Very Vanilla stamped in Elegant Eggplant with the Christmas Collage background stamp. The scallop square of Elegant Eggplant was cut with the new Scallop Squares Duo die. A square of Very Vanilla sits inside that, with a strip of Champagne Glass Glitter across the top and bottom.  Quick and easy-just put Sticky Strip across the top and bottom and apply the glitter! The ornament is 3D which is also quick and easy to do! Stamp 3 ornaments on Very Vanilla with Eggplant and punch with the Ornament punch. Score each down the middle and attach together. You have one in the center, it looks flat from the front, and one on each side. Attach to the Vanilla layer with glue dots and it's done.

Thanks for stopping by, click the links below to advance to the next blog or reverse back to the previous! All product details are below the links for each card above. Demos click over to SUDSOL and sign up for the FREE two week trial! Once you've done that, stop by my SUDSOL gallery to see my other creations shared there!

SU! IBC & Holiday Mini Items used:

Leaf Emboss Resist Card: 121166 French Foliage Clear (120845 Wood) * 121130 Seasonal Sentiments Clear (120821 Wood) * 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 119753 Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon * 102283 VersaMark Pad * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 109130 Clear Embossing Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Oval Merry Christmas: 121428 Christmas Postcard * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 119685 Cherry Cobbler Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 119719 Neutrals Craft Spots * 103162 More Mustard Classic Ink * 119669 Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink * 105219 Always Artichoke Classic Ink * 102293 VersaMark Pad * 102845 Blender Pens * 109130 Clear Emboss Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 113439 Big Shot * 114521 Frame, Oval Scallop Die * 116824 Petals-a-Plenty folder

Dec 25: 121169 Tags til Christmas * 102482 Real Red Card Stock * 101910 Shimmery White Card Stock * 103133 Real Red Classic Ink * 121718 Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons * 121006 Brights Glimmer Brads * 117286 Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon * 120993 Clear Tinsel Trim * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 120907 Decorative Label Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 120902 Northern Flurry folder

Eggplant Ornament: 121279 Christmas Collage * 121169 Tags til Christmas Clear (120847 Wood) * 105126 Elegant Eggplant Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 104294 Sticky Strip * 120997 Champagne Glass Glitter * 119847 Ornament Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 120903 Scallop Squares Duo Die


diane mcvey said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS, JENNIFER! I love all of them! I can't wait to see the rest of the tour. So glad you are in it. Your cards are wonderful! :D

Patrice said...

Wow each one of those cards are fabulous Great job. I like the purple one too.

Anne Hayward said...

Beautiful! Anne

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Wonderful cards. The purple is just great!

Jen Timko said...

I'm just crazy about the Northern Flurry card (well, ok, all of them!). Such great projects!

Yapha said...

That first card is gorgeous! I love the emboss resist!

Cindy said...

That Northern Flurry card takes the cake, and now I'm kicking myself for not getting the clear tinsel when I ordered the silver!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

So cool. I love them all--extra texture, extra tinsel, extraordinary colors!

Shelley said...

You did an amazing job on all of your cards! The purple one is my favorite.