Hello everyone! It’s the last day of the LDRS Creative blog hop and my favorite theme of all – Winter and Christmas! I absolutely love all things Christmas – especially stamps and cards! Here is a bit about the new LDRS Creative winter and Christmas products:
Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!
Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).
And the fun part? It’s already available in a local store near you! Don’t you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!
Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 4 is all about WINTER and CHRISTMAS!
After seeing the out-of-this-world release so far, let’s cheer altogether for more cuteness; with the Otterly Lovable Stamp (and its coordinating die set), Frozen Fun (again, with a coordinating die set), the amazing Cardinal Seasons – Petal Pusher Stamp and its coordinating Pusher die set, and finally, the adorable Candy Cane Lane set (with a die set, of course)!
Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.
I decided to give layered stamping another try and grabbed the Cardinal Seasons set for my card today.
I stamped and die cut several leafy branches. I used hybrid inks in Lantern Yellow, Key Lime Pie, Four Leaf, and Evergreen for the leaves and Lipstick Jungle for the berries. I also stamped the branch in Coffee Bean and die cut that.
The birds are the really special part of this set. Cardinal Seasons is part of the new Petal Pushers line, so there are dies to make the birds’ wings 3D! Instead of reds for a cardinal, I decided to use blues for blue jays! I stamped the birds twice with Swimming Hole, Mrs. Periwinkle, Raven, and Dan-D-Lion inks and colored the scarf yellow with Copic markers before die cutting both identical images. Then, I used the wing dies on one image before adhering that one on top of the birds without die cut wings. That way, when the wings are bent up, there’s still an image beneath.
I wanted a bit of a sparkly, snowy feel in the background, so I used one of the new Scalloped Circle Frame dies on a some white glitter cardstock and adhered to an A2 piece of white woodgrain cardstock. I built up my foliage and branch scene, popping some pieces up with foam tape for extra dimension. I finished by stamping the sentiment on light blue cardstock with Watermark ink and embossing with white before adding it to the card with more foam tape.
ASHLEY (you are here!)
Thank you for stopping by to see my card! Have a wonderful day and make sure to check the LDRS Creative blog for the winner announcement next week!