Monday, December 17, 2012

StampTV CSS December Blog Hop


 Hello and welcome to the December StampTV CSS Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from Betty's beautiful blog.  If not you can start at the beginning on StampTV.  This month Linda Payne is challenging us to make card or project using this color challenge; Non-traditional Christmas colors with absolutely no red or green.  This was a bit of a challenge for me.  I kept trying to slip a little red or green in.  I do have a few projects to share today.

First off this ivory and gold card.  Using one of the sentiments from Joyful Holiday.  The poinsettia is made with a spellbinders die that I sponged lightly with memento desert sand and then added some stickles. 


 Next I have been seeing projects made using the chalkboard technique and I wanted to give it a try.  So I created some gift tags  using stamps from Joyful Holiday, Festive Frame, Holiday Tags and The Giving Tree.



 I used some very cool chalkboard sticker paper that I got on clearance at Michaels last year.  I stamped the images with colorbox frost white ink and let it dry for a bit.  It was still very wet so I very carefully dabbed the excess ink off with a tissue.  Before removing the paper from the spellbinders die I traced around the inside with a white gel pen.  This was a fun technique and I will be making more tags for Christmas.

Finally I have a tag I made for a challenge that Sean hosted a few weeks back on StampTV and it just happens to fit this challenge.
For this tag I used the emboss resist technique to create the background.  The tree and snow bank are free hand cut with stickles added to the edges.  The sentiment is from Joyful Holiday.


Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Your next stop on the hop is Cheri's blog where she will have a gorgeous creation for you to enjoy.
 Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

54 comments:

  1. Wow Brenda!!! Your cards and tag are stunning!!

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  2. Brenda, I love these! Love the gold and the tags are wonderful.

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  3. Oh, Brenda...you were a busy lady and each and every one of your projects is loaded with inspiration for all of us. I love the tags! Totally rock'n. The card will stand out in the crowd when it arrives at it's destination. Fantastic work, Brenda!

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  4. You go girl! Everything is so pretty! I love, love the poinsettia card, it is so elegant. Need to try the chalkboard technique too!

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  5. Fun trendy cards! I have yet to try to chalk technique -- awesome samples!

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  6. Brenda, the card, gift tags and tag are all gorgeous! I love the little scene on the tag and the blackboard technique!

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  7. Truly beautiful. Your embossed card with poinsettia is absolutely breath taking.

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  8. Besautiful - love them all, very elegant in gold and white for the card and I love the blackboard look as well as the tag!!!

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  9. Gorgeous Brenda! I love the dimension and texture on your first card. And those chalkboard tags are so cool. I love the soft vintage look of your tag with the tree.

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  10. Beautiful projects! I love the white and gold -- how elegant!

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  11. All your projects are beautiful, but your card is a stunner! Love the white and gold combo.

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  12. All your projects are beautiful, but your card is a stunner! Love the white and gold combo.

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  13. Awesome projects. Love the poinsettia card.

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  14. Haven't you been busy, though! Love that phenomenal card! The design, embossing, color scheme, and flowers are stunning!
    Your gift tags are so pretty--love the die cuts!
    And your snow tag is gorgeous! Love the white with Kraft! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  15. Beautiful Brenda! Merry Christmas!

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  16. Your first card is a stunner! Love the chalkboard technique and your tag is beautiful!

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  17. Awesome! Love the poinsettia one the best, just stunning!

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  18. Your projects are all lovely! I just knew they would be!

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  19. Fun projects and love the card with the poinsettia.

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  20. Gorgeous cards, great tag too. Love the texture and colors of your poinsettia card, so rich and glorious! Well done!

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  21. My favourite Christmas card colour is blue but my favourite die is THAT POINSETTIA.Love the 2 colours and the simplicity of this card makes it so perfect. Love the layout of your other 2. Beautiful work.

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  22. Brenda, your cards are wonderful and I love them all!

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  23. Your cards are breathtaking Brenda. I love very single one of them.

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  24. Every project is so very elegant! Great job!

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  25. All of your cards are very pretty
    Blessings,
    Kat

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  26. Beautiful cards and such cute tags!

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  28. I love your tags and cards!! They are very, very pretty.

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  29. Great projects! A very lovely tree card.

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  30. What great ideas and color usage. Loved the card with white poinsettia.

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  31. Love the white poinsettia card! Great tags, too.

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  32. Every project you did is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I want these!! I guess I'll just have to make them for myself.

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  34. Couldn't NOT comment on your beautiful creations. The Ivory and White card literally took my breath away. I've yet to find any white that will cover nicely - I suppose that's why the chalkboard technique was adopted as a technique. But I do like your idea of tracing the outline with a gel pen - it adds a lot to the tags. And your third tag is fabulous. TFS. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  35. Simply put...Stuning. Gold and white, it doesn't get any better.

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  36. Simply put...Stuning. Gold and white, it doesn't get any better.

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  37. my favorate is the white poinsettia card.....love it. They all are nice.

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  38. I love your cards. I really like the white poinsettia card.

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  39. These are great; have never seen the chalkboard effect-very cool.

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  40. Very pretty cards....would like to try these on velvet paper...think it would be lovely

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  41. Lovely cards and tag.....the chalkboard base is something I have never seen. Will be looking for it.

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  42. Your cards are beautiful. I really like the way you did your packages -- way to make kraft look elegant.

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  43. Love the ivory and gold. Simple and elegant.

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  44. Wow! Gorgeous card and tags Brenda! Merry Christmas!

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  45. Love gold and white, very elegant.

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  46. the gold and white is veryi nice- bu t the chalkboared tags are so cute!
    thanks
    Holly

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  47. Your cards and tags are stunning

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  48. Brenda your cards are all so stunning I love the white poinsettia with the gold the most however. Great inspiration.

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  49. Wonderful projects, Brenda!! Your poinsettia card is just stunning! Very cool chalkboard technique - will have to try that!

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  50. Brenda, brown tones are one of my favorites. Beautiful work
    ava g

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  51. I need to know more about this chalkboard technique. Very cool. What is the embossing folder you used on the poinsettia card? Thanks!

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  52. Beautifully designed cards! Love the brown and cream combos.

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