Friday, November 13

First Christmas Blog Hop

Good evening and welcome to another Gina K blog hop!
Tonight we are doing the First Christmas hop! The First Christmas stamp set is illustrated by Asela Hopkins. Asela has created the perfect combination of Christmas stamps with this set.
I have a couple of projects to share with you tonight. First up is a card I made using the larger ornament and the bear images.

The images were stamped with tuxedo black ink on white pl paper, colored with copics and cut out. I added sparkle to the ornament and bears hat and scarf with a clear sakura glitter pen. The trim and ball on the hat, I dabbed white liquid applique on them, sprinkled with glitter and used my heat tool to puff the liquid applique. The images are sitting on a piece of white paper that I embossed with the cuttlebug snowflake ef and then rubbed some Holiday rub-on paste over the raised snowflakes so they have some shimmer to them. The dp is from my scraps. The border is spellbinder's snowflake border and I laced ribbon through the bottom loops.

Next up is a project I created for the monthly 3-d challenge on Stamp TV. This month the challenge was to make a gable box and a handmade ornament. You can find the challenge here along with the template for the gable box.
I used Rich Razzleberry cs and Basic Grays Eskimo Kisses papers for the gable box. I wanted a window in the box so the ornament can peek out so I used the long wavy rectangle to cut it out and covered the window with a piece of acetate. The only embellishments on the box are ribbon and buttons.
I found some plain little wooden ornaments at Hobby Lobby. I wanted to make an ornament using just a sentiment so I decided on the present shape. At first I was just going to paint it before stamping the sentiment but when I went to get the paint out of a drawer I saw the walnut ink by Tsukineko and ended up grabbing that instead.
I rubbed the ink all over the ornament and when it was dry I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed it with black ep. I added a ribbon and loop to finish it off.

Are you ready for some more Eye-Candy tonight!? Stop in at Asela Hopkin's blog (our featured Illustrator tonight) and see what she has prepared for us.

Then, check out these GinaK Designer's blogs for their projects:

as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Designer's blogs:

Remember, the Idea Center has lots of tutorials, photos, and links that will provide even more ideas for you with this stamp set!

And, if you haven't already done so, be sure to leave a comment on GinaK's blog for a chance to win this stamp set tonight too! If you have already purchased this set, you may swap it out for any other GinaK stamp set valued at $23.95.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: First Christmas
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: White pl, SU Real Red, SU DSP
Accessories: Copics (E50, E51, E53, E33, E35, E37, G3, G5, G7, R20, R21, R22, R24, R29, Y28), Liquid Applique, Glitter, Ribbon, Brads, Silver Thread, Clear Sakura Glitter Pen, Spellbinders Snowflake Border
Box and Ornament Supplies:
Stamps: First Christmas
Ink: Walnut Ink, Versamark
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Basic Gray - Eskimo Kisses
Accessories: Wavy Rectangle nestibilities, Gina's Buttons, Ribbon, Wood Ornament


Donna said...

cute sparkly bear card. I love your gable box & simple ornament, the bow is so pretty! so glad you played!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, just lovely!

Melissa Cash said...

First off, let me say, your card is adorable. I love the sparkle! Second....your ornament and box are fan-tab-u-lous! You rocked this hop girl!

tlgirl353 said...

Your projects are awesome- great job Sharri!

wordbird said... have two wonderful projects here! You think of the cutest ideas for using that adorable bear! ;D Diana

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous projects, Sharri! The glittery bear is just too cute!

Deb said...

Wow Sharri! You have been on a ROLL! These are fantastic! I love the colors you used for Asela's little fun and sparkly! The gable box and ornament are amazing! What a great gift!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These are wonderful sharri! that layout really showcases the image well and that verse is perfect for the project!

Dawn said...

sweet card and lovely box/ornament set!!

craftieodamae said...

oh, I love how you made the bear sprakle! He's adorable

Melanie said...

esp love the bear card, these colors are so cute!! I love all the sparkle and shimmer on the embossing, too!

Carolyn King said...

that darling card is precious. love the box and ornament too! Beautiful work!

joy said...

Sharri, I like the way you have placed your layered elements and the sparkle just makes this card ZING!

Christi said...

Your card is so gorgeous! I love the pretty sparkle on the bear, ornament, and embossed background! Your gable box and ornament are beautiful!

vdutchr said...

I love this glittery guy! So cute!

Tina Gilliland said...

What an adorable bear!!!LOVE all the dimension to it and the sparkle rocks!!! Such a very pretty box too!!!!

connie said...

cute projects!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow did you just ever knock us dead!!! That card has FABulous shimmer and glitz!!!! And the ornament and box.........just WOW!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome projects, Sharri! The card is so adorable! Love all the sparkle and cute details! Your box and ornament are so beautiful, too!

catdidit said...

Love the glittery, sparkly goodness on the bear card and that rustic wooden ornament is fantastic!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love the little bear sitting in front of the Christmas ball, how darling. And of course I love the sparkle. Your box and ornament turned out great.

lisa808 said...

Your Teddy card is so cute. Love all the sparkle.

The Gable Box is gorgeous!