Friday, September 14, 2018

My Inky Friends Holiday Catalog Showcase

https://myinkyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/08/2018-holiday-catalog-showcase.html

Welcome to another edition of the My Inky Friends blog hop! This time we are featuring products from the newly released Holiday catalog, and hoooo boy was it hard for me to decide which product I wanted to showcase - so many beautiful shiny squirrels, LOL! I finally decided on the Winter Woods bundle....those trees just keep calling me back.


I'm the first stop on the hop, but you may have landed here from Paula Wright's blog, Stampin' With Paula. She sure made me re-think that Cauldron Bubble bundle.....it just might fall into my cart on my next order!

I've been on a somewhat CAS kick lately, and this black, white, and silver card is no exception. While there are several layers (not truly CAS), the layout is stark and simple.

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

I had wanted to use a retired label Framelit, but we really are supposed to use current products, so I cut the Silver foil into a frame before embossing it with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. I do love that subtle bit of texture!

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

After the card was finished, I realized I could have simplified the process by just cutting a piece of black cardstock the size of the frame opening and layering it on top, instead of going to all the trouble of cutting the center out of the frame. *smacks forehead*

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

I only had time to do this one project, unfortunately, because I had several more great ideas. Guess I'll have to save them for another time!

Up next is the very talented Mary Haugen at Center Stage Stamping. She's featuring another favorite of mine, Wishing You Well, and I'm sure she's going to make you want that stamp set, too!

http://centerstagestamping.com/2018/09/14/inky-friends-2018-holiday-catalog-showcase/
https://paulastamps.blogspot.com/2018/09/my-inky-friends-2018-holiday-catalog.html 





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20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card you made :-) I love that Embossing Folder. Very pretty :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sharleen! I hope that folder carries over into the next annual catalog!!!

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  2. Cindy, this card is just stunning! The Subtle Dynamic TIEF on the Silver Foil is just fabulous.

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  3. This is really beautiful and feels so wintery and elegant! I love the textured foil, it really gives it a cool effect.

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  4. Beautiful card, Cindy. I had to laugh at your comment, sometimes we think to hard about something and then it's like dah. lol I love clean and simple. Also balck and white is always eyecathing. great work!

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    1. Thanks, Twila! I was still on “frame” mode and just not thinking. 😂

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  5. Wow the Silver done with the subtle embossing folder is great. Wonderful job I just love it

    Danielle Australia

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! I just love that folder. 😊

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  6. Thank you for sharing.. I'm CASEing this with Night of Navy. I cut the trees from the center of foil layer which is beautiful with the Subtle EF.

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    1. Thank you! I’ll bet the Night of Navy is gorgeous. 😊

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  7. This is a stunning card! And it certainly looks clean and simple to me, in the very best of ways :)

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  8. Just stunning, Cindy! I have this set and I haven't even really had a chance to play with it yet. Love how you textured to silver foil. I hadn't thought to do that, but I do love that TIEF.

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  9. Such an elegant card, Cindy! It is a crystal beauty!

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  10. Beautiful Cindy! I often find CAS are one of the harder things to do. Your sense of design and balance make this look effortless!

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    1. Thank you so much, Betty! I struggle with it myself. I keep thinking “this needs something” and adding until it’s not CAS anymore.

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