Tuesday, October 27

First Christmas Preview

Good evening!


OMG! Weren't the last nights previews for Melanie's Festive Frames awesome?!!!
Tonight I am so excited to be joining in the previews for Asela Hopkins First Christmas stamp set.

I just adore the images Asela included in the First Christmas. I especially love this little teddybear! Isn't that hat and scarf perfect for paper piecing? I could see using this little guy for many different occasion and not just for Christmas.

I stamped this little guy and the ornament on white pure luxury paper, colored them with copics, paper pieced the hat and scarf, cut 'em out and tried to make it look like he was holding the ornament. The papers are Basic Greys Eskimo Kisses, Fresh Asparagus and a red from my scraps. The layered flowers behind the teddybear are spellbinders blossoms 2. I did add glitter around the edge and pom pom of the hat but it does not look like it all in the picture.

My next card uses the ornaments in the set.
I was in a paper piecing mood so I also paper pieced these ornaments. I think they would like great used with the polished stone technique and hope to be able to make a card with it before Thursday night so I can show you at the release party.

The foliage behind the ornaments are from Gina K's Winter Foliage stamp set and was stamped on White Pure Luxury paper with Always Artichoke ink and cut out with spellbinders labels 9. The ornaments are hanging from silver cord. The sentiment is stamped in real red ink on a fancy labels. I added stitching around the edges and some silver pearls and punched branches for embellies.

For even more inspiration, please visit the Illustrators of the stamp sets featured tonight:
Asela Hopkins: First Christmas Nina Brackett: Vintage Borders

There are other Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining in the previews. Here are their blog links:
Deb Felts and Melissa Cash


Our Release party will be held Thursday night over on SCS in GinaK's Forum from 7-10 pm CST. We'd love to have you join in the fun! I have several more samples to share using all the new stamp sets and there will be contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots more samples from our designers throughout the party! See you then!
Hugs,
Sharri
Teddybear Card Supplies:
Stamps: First Christmas
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Fresh Asparagus, Misc Red, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Accessories: Blossom 2 nestibilities, Spellbinder Tag, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Glitter, Copics, Gold Wire, Corner Punch
Ornament Card Supplies:
Stamps: First Christmas, Winter Foliage
Ink: Real Red, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Paper: Baja Blue, Real Red, Always Artichoke, White Pure Luxury, SU DSP
Accessories: Tinsel ep, Silver Pearls, Ribbon, Silver Cord, Spellbinders Labels 9, Fancy Tags, Eyelets, Cuttlebug ef, Branch Punch, Janome Sew Mini for the stitching

31 comments:

JessicaK said...

Sweet sweet little bear - great copic work going on there. And love the paper piecing job on those ornaments.

wordbird said...

Congradulations Sharri!...your cards are wonderful.I love your creative touches! So much fun and beauty in these two cards!
;D Diana

Barbara said...

The ornaments card is fabulous!!
TFS

Melissa Cash said...

Great cards Sharri! You're right, that little bear is adorable. I bet he would be perfect for a new baby!

catdidit said...

Awesome Sharri! Loving both of these, such details!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Sharri.... these rock!!! You did such a great job and that bear paper pieced is sooooo cute!!!!!

Janice M said...

Great cards! Love that ornament one!!

Deb said...

Hey Sharri! So happy to be on this CSS team with you! Your cards are fabulous! I love all the great textures and fun prints! That bear is precious! Love that fancy tag sentiment with the paper pieced ornaments! Both Gorgeous!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome cards. Love the bear with the ornament.....the ornament card is lovely! GREAT job with this set!

lisa808 said...

Sharri, both cards are fantastic!

joy said...

Beautiful cards! Your use of the Winter foliage had me going to the stamp set tab - looking to see what else was in that set! You've done a beautiful job!

Karen Knegten said...

Woo Hoo GF! Great job- your cards are fantastic! So happy we are on the team together.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh my WOW!!!! These are so gorgeous.......I LOVE that winter foliage behind the ornaments!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! These are beautiful, Sharri! Love the way have the bear holding the ornament and the paper pieced ornaments are fabulous!

I'm still giddy over getting that gorgeous card in the mail. Thank you so much!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

These are so sweet! I love the little details!
~ky

Payne Holler Cards said...

both are wonderful! so much inspiration...ideas are just spinnning! looking forward to release party!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Love your cards Sharri - so much detail!!

NinaB said...

I love all the little details and layers on your cards. Sharri. They're both gorgeous.

asela said...

Love, love what you did! Wowaer

Lynn Mercurio said...

FANTASTIC Sharri...Love the layout design of your cards and the colors are just beautiful!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Sharri! Love the design of both! Awesome details and great paper piecing!

Melanie said...

so cute love the onament o the tag and the bear on the flwoer die!seet pucnched greenery and piecing on the second!

Theresa said...

Love your cards, Sharri! So many details...great!!!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful cards! I like how you used the blossom mat for the teddy bear in the first card, and adding the tree boughs as a frame within the Nestie of the second card gives a soft touch...a very nice detail. Thanks for sharing.

kerianne said...

What great cards!!!

Giovana said...

Your card are wonderful!! Your last card is my favorite. So pretty!!

Lori said...

Your cards are beautiful Sharri!!

Jessica said...

Oh Sharri! I LOVE both of your cards - the layering, the embellishments, the images... they are all perfect together!!

I'm so excited that you are on the CSS team this month and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for us!!!

jjindp said...

Love the texture in the ornaments, so cool.

Donna said...

great cards - love the paper-pieced ornaments!

Enfys said...

Wow Sharri, these are fabulous, I love the paper piecing idea, looks like a quilt. Have a great weekend
big hugs
En xx