Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hi all...

and welcome to day 3 of ISC's Christmas Card Extravaganza /Blog Hop. Over the past few days the other Architects and I have shown you the possibilities that the newly released stamp sheets can bring. Today I have a few cards for you. Yep, I saved the BEST for last ;D. The first card I am showing today is a cards made in some rather unusual Christmas colors, but who says Christmas has to be all traditional? See when we received our packages and had to cut the stamps out, I was not sure what I was going to do. But after some brain storming it came to me (it's almost like the light bulb came on ;D) I was doing something eclectic with the eclectic set :D:D. So, since I love all shades of brown I went with it. For my base I used PTI Kraft layered with some PTI Dark Chocolate. After that I took a piece of Kraft cs and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls folder and ran over it with a sponge and Chalk Box Chestnut Roan ink. For the Christmas tree I ran the Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles through the bug with some Kraft cs and stamped the tree on it in Memento Rich Cocoa. The BG was stamped on yet another Nesties cut piece of cs in Dark Chocolate and the script was stamped on it in VersaMagic Wheat. For the sentiment I cut a a strip of Kraft cs sponged the edges with Chestnut Roan and Roch Cocoa and put a antique square copper brad through and adhered it to the card and voila my eclectic Christmas card was done. Have a look....

Eclectic Christmas


Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate

Stamps: ISC Eclectic Christmas

Inks: VersaMagic Wheat, Memento Rich Cocoa,

for the distressing : Chalk Box Chestnut Roan and Memento Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Cuttlebug embossing folder Divine Swirls, antique copper brad square, foam tape, 3D foam dots

What you think?

As promised I have another card for you all. Remember the pear card from the sneak peek on Friday? Well, I just had to make another card with this fun set. With this one I went a total different route and out came this fun little card.

Happy Thanksgiving......


Paper: PTI White, Bazzill textured olive cs, Basic Grey Offbeat

Stamps: Fruitful ISC

Inks: SU Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick, Watercolor Pencils

Accessories: green satin ribbon, Cricut Expression Home Accents cartridge for the label tag, foam tape, blender pen

See a totally simple card, but it looks so fun. As I was going through my paper stash I noticed that this Basic Grey Offbeat pad had some paper in it that was just perfect as it has pears and apples on it ;D and the colors, well, that is how the colors where chosen, LOL!!!

This is it for my post today, but remember if you have not done so in order to win 3 FREE of the Christmas stamp sheets you will have to leave a comment on the ISC Blog by the end of today what Christmas means to you and your family. Pretty simple, isn't it?

Since this is still a Blog Hop, make sure you head on over to Julie, she has something absolutely gorgeous to share with you all as well and all you have to do is hit the button below

but wait, remember that ISC is also offering you a discount during this time. You will receive 10% off of your entire order if you simply enter the code

Well, i must say this was a fun Blog Hop. I hope that you've got some inspiration from me and all of the other Architects.

Here is the order of the Blog Hop again, just in case you have missed it:

Start here ISC Blog , Kathy, Sabrina (that's me :D:D:D!!!), Julie, Joanne, Connie , Wendy and back to end at the ISC Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your comments really mean a lot to me and keep me going ;D.



Connie M. said...

These are both so wonderful, Sabrina!! Love the soft rustic look to the eclectic christmas card, and you fruitful so soft and pretty!! Love the green ribbon and bow!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love both your creations Sabrina but that first one with the soft rustic look is so elegant and beautiful!! Love the dry embossing and design!! The second is gorgeous as well!! Love the green bow, dp and dimension!! The dp is perfect for your fruits!

Crystal said...

Sabrina, these are so beautiful and creative. I love the Kraft dry embossed. Just love all the shades of brown together ... very warm .

Silke Ledlow said...

GF - both cards are sooooo beautiful!!! Perfect ideas and design!!! Hugs ~S~

Grace said...

Hi Sabriina... I just left you a comment on these gorgeous cards and I think it disappeared! Anyway.... I need to get in touch with you and can't find a way to email you from SCS or here so could you please come to my blog and click on email me or if you still have my email addy that's great. My computer crashed so I lost yours!

Dawn B. said...

These are so beautiful Sabrina.. I love the Kraft. I have been thinking about getting some.. I really like that stamp too. It is so unique. You pears are also great stamps. You did a super job with all of these.. I wish we lived closer I would give you many lessons...hugs..

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sabrina - you have been a busy girl! I always look forward to coming over and seeing what you have been up to! You have outdone yourself with these gorgeous cards - they showcase the new sets beautifully! Love the eclectic one...browns are gorgeous!! The second is such fun - love it!! I am of to check out ISC - thanks for being such a great deisgner for them - we get to benefit from your beautiful work!! God bless you my friend!! {{{hugs}}}

C said...

Wow, Sabrina, these look like they belong in a fancy boutique.