Friday, October 21, 2011

Llama Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Llama Christmas Hop!

You've likely arrived here from

Holly's site, having enjoyed her wonderful samples!


For my first project, I used
the Christmas image from the Easy 
Events stamp set on page 57.  I find it's simplicity
incredibly beautiful.

The focal image is embossed on Shimery
White card stock, with Wild Wasabi embossing powder.
The berries were colored in with a Cherry Cobbler
marker.  The focal image was layered on
Wild Wasabi, then Early Espresso, and 
finally the Cherry Cobbler card base. 
Cherry Cobbler seam binding was gathered on
Sticky Strip.  2 punches with the 
Doily Triple Layer punch enabled a Wild Wasabi
layer, with the Silver Glitter image layered on top.

My second project is inspired by a SU demo
named Jill Olsen.  Jill colors the Silver Glimmer Paper,
found on page 41 of the Holiday Mini, with reinkers.

In the sample above, I have placed 2 cards side by side.
The card on the left shows a "normal" snowflake punched
from the Silver Glitter paper with the Doily Triple Layer punch.
The card on the right is identical, with the exception of
a snowflake that has been dyed with Elegant Eggplant
classic ink.  The technique involves using your aqua
painter to paint reinker on to the Glitter paper. Let it 
dry and you now have an accessory that is tinted
to match your project.  You should use a dark color
reinker, as the final product is much lighter than 
the actual reinker color. 

Other "ingredients" used on these cards include
Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant card stock,
the Big Shot Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
and sentiment from the Contempo Christmas set.

My final project is a TeePee card decorated with 
the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.
The "ornaments" are made out of soda pop cans,
that have been run through a Big Shot embossing folder
to add texture and then punched out with the Boho Blossoms
punch.  The ornaments were attached with silver brads.
The star at the top is also a Pop Can, cut out
with the Big Shot Stars die.

I hope that you enjoyed these projects!

next  on the Llama blog hop is the totally amazing Jean Fitch!!!

Or you can return to the main Llama Hop page by clicking below.


Created by Kath said...

Jackie, it is so fun seeing what you made!

Diane - said...

Jackie very cute projects! Love the ruffled riboon on the first, and the ornament stamps/punch is one of my favs, but the teepee tree is adorable! The ornaments are darling. How clever... hugs.

Christine said...

Love your tree. The cards are very pretty..elegant.

Debbie Martin said...

Jackie, I love the tepee card! I have been wanting to try one of these.

Anonymous said...

I love those glitter doilies. They really look like snowflakes, and the painted ones are so cute. And the soda can ornaments are very clever. Nice!

Mary said...

I love how you used the glitter ornaments with the Northern Flurries impression. Great use of color on all of them. I also love the soda can ornaments.

KatheD said...

These are all great cards, Jackie. I really love the Wisteria Wonder cards with their glimmer doily ornaments, it's a nice change from all the traditional colors, as much as I love them, too.

That Little Nut said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas. I knew that the Big Shot could cut pop cans, but I've never tried it with our punches. It looks great!

Stephanie Osgood said...

The ornaments look fabulous with the punch and glitter paper. Your tee pee card is just adorable and a great way be green and recycle.

Marsha Reed said...

Your glitter doilies are beautfiul. I never thought of coloring the glimmer paper.

April Aldstadt said...

Coloring the glimmer paper looks like fun, thanks for sharing your fun projects with us!

Martha said...

Jackie, I'm not sure why blogger didn't want my comment, but I'm glad I came back to check! Love, love your projects. The mistletoe image (?) fro Easy Events is one of my faves too, and your CAS card is great. The triangle is awesome, and the use of purple on a Christmas card reminds me of the Tyrol in Austria, where purple and gold are THE most common Christmas colors. :-) great work!