Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spotlight on the Holiday Expressions Catalog Blog Hop!!

THANK YOU 
for stopping by to enjoy our 
Spotlight on the 
Holiday Expressions Catalog
Blog Hop!

Today, 30 consultant artists are sharing artwork 

they've created using products from this catalog:


 If you've just arrived here from JEANIE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.


One of the stamp sets just I fell in love with when I first saw 
the catalog is this set, Harvest Wreath D1662 (shown on page 13).
I immediately saw that this set could be way more versatile than it first appears. More than just a "Harvest" and "Thanksgiving" set, I knew that these stamps could easily be used to make a "Christmas" wreath and wreaths for many other occasions as well.

So first, I created the obvious, a traditional-looking Thanksgiving card:
This standard-size card (above) features the White Pines X7200B paper collection that is also featured in the Holiday Expressions Catalog. The ink colors I used include Champagne, Chocolate, Fern, and Sorbet. I loved discovering that these papers could so easily be utilized for more than just Christmas as well!! By adding just a little bit of Sorbet ink and Coral shimmer trimmer to the card, I included enough of an orange hue to give the card a more "Autumn-y" look and feel. 
And, how cute are those pears?!! lol. I just love them.

 The next standard-size card I made (above) also features the White Pines X7200B paper collection. This time the ink colors I used include Champagne, Chocolate, Fern, and Cranberry. I used the "Good Cheer" sentiment that is included in this stamp set, but could have also substituted a more Christmas-y sentiment from a variety of other stamp sets if I had chosen to. The pomegranates were stamped with Cranberry ink using the second generation stamp rolling technique.

Lastly, here is a side-by-side view of both cards (below) so you can see how similar (but different!) my cards are. I love to use one card layout design in multiple ways to come up with a variety of different cards. It's just so fun and easy to do!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creations!
Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
by visiting MICHELLE's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

12 comments:

Krista Hershberger said...

Love your cards Jen!! I've been wanting to play with this stamp set...but wasn't "in the mood" today. :) I definitely will be saving these for future inspiration! Thank you!!

Lisa Plummer said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you demonstrate the versatility of the stamp and the white pines paper! And yes, those pears are super cute!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Both cards are very pretty!! You have inspired me to use this stamp!

Angela White said...

Beautiful cards! Great stamping work on the wreath

Angela White said...

Beautiful cards! Great stamping work on the wreath

Brenda Lapp said...

Great cards. I love how you created a fall and Christmas card with this stamp set. Both are beautiful!

Jeanie B said...

Love your cards! I didn't even notice this stamp set in the book. Thanks for pointing out the versatility.

Michelle Stewart said...

Great cards, love that you switched out the fruit.

Terrie Shortsleeve said...

Beautiful cards and great versatility! Love them!

Lauren said...

Oh I love what you have done with this stamp set!

Tammy Lubick said...

Very nice cards, thank you for sharing.

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice Thanksgiving cards.