Friday, August 22, 2014


Welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop of the Season. 

Sad that it is over already, but I have enjoyed it! 

Theme for this hop is 

"Rock your Creativity with Stampin'Up! Colors"

Base card is Mossy Meadow. Panel on top is Lost Lagoon. 

On the white panel I used Tee Hee Hee stamp set and 

added the clothesline and stamped images. 

Colors: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Tangelo Twist. 

I love the cute little clothes pin stamp that comes with this set. 

The line was drawn on with basic black marker and a ruler. 

Now on this card I went HOG WILD with the colors. 

I don't think I've ever used so many colors on one card before. 

The Christmas Bauble stamp features the following blendabilities:

Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, and Smokey Slate.

Base card Blackberry Bliss. Next layer Wisteria Wonder. 

White panel was stamped first using the branch from Ornamental Pine. Inked with

Old Olive and Soft Suede. 

The pine cone was inked with Crumb Cake and shading added with Soft Suede marker. 

After the stamping was done I embossed the panel with Decorative Dots folder. 

The bauble was cut out after the coloring was done then mounted with pop dots. 

If you look close (click on the image to enlarge) you will see I used a mini staple to make it 
look like the ornament hanger. I also added a silver bow. 
Greeting is from Good Greetings stamp set and punched with Modern Label punch. 
Stamping trails


Patrice Herrera said...

Really Cute cards Karen! I love that Halloween set and the beautiful Christmas stamps that you combined.
What a great idea! Please e-mail me OK

Jackie Watson said...

Wonderful Christmas Card. Love the colors.

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Love how you used the Blendabilities on the second card. The colors are lovely!

Terri T. said...

Very nice cards, Karen! Love the Christmas card, still on the fence about that stamp.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Been trying to decide which Halloween set to get. Think you just helped me decide. Wasn't sure about this Christmas set, but it too is now also on my wish list.

Mary Grauel said...

Love the cards. I hope to get both of these sets and your cards are great examples. Love your blog - look forward to revisiting.