Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Countdown to Christmas: Project #7Jolliest Time of Year

Friday, November 18, 2011

Countdown to Christmas: Project #7
Jolliest Time of Year

Hi stampers!

My post is finally ready. I'm very, truly sorry for my delay today. It's been one of those weeks....I appreciate your patience.  Here is your Countdown to Christmas Project #7. It's a cutie if I say so myself - LOL.

And...I changed up the color scheme and stamp set!  This time I used purple...Elegant Eggplant...and a snowman!!!! What's the holiday without snowmen?

Here is the inside of the folded card.  The sides are embossed instead of being stamped.  I think it adds just the perfect touch of snow and the theme for my project.

The center is again embossed and a snow hill cut out, as well as the 3 stamped images being stamped, colored and cut out.  Watercolor pencils were used again in this project w/o the Blender or Aqua Pen. I just colored.

Lastly, Dazzling Details was added to the tree ornaments and parts of the snowman.

Since I used Designer Series Paper, for the outside, I chose not to stamp on the triangles (the fold to make up the front).  Instead, I created a fancier, scalloped edge ban.  I stamped and colored the snowman and added some Dazzling Details as well to the snow balls.  It's hard to see in this picture, but the edges of the snowman piece are also embossed with Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Folder to coordinate with the embossing on the inside and over all theme of the card :D

I hope you enjoyed this week's project. Remember to visit everyone on the team and post comments on all the blogs as each of us are giving away BLOG CANDY.

If you have a moment and want more holiday inspiration,
please visit the design team!

RETURNING Team Members:
Lee Conrey - Florida, U.S.A. website
CaroleAnne Sluchinski - Alberta, Canada website
Sandi MacIver - Oregon, U.S.A. website

NEW Team Members:
Shelagh Freemantle - British Columbia, Canada website
Linda Geater - New South Wales - Australia website
Kate Creasey - Washington, U.S.A. website
Heather Wright-Porto - New York, U.S.A. website (ME)

Happy stamping!
Heather Wright-Porto


Shelagh Freemantle said...

Heather...sooooo cute!!! I love it. The colors and the snowman, I can see this version in my future. It makes me smile, thanks. Hugs form Shelagh.

JKB said...

What a wonderfully cute card!!! Great job. Thaks for sharing!!

judyjstamper said...

Really cute card and worth the wait!! I was wondering how two sided paper would work and you've shown it works great. Love the images you used too.

Carol Carriveau said...

I am so enjoying everyone's different take on this card design/fold...yours is adorable - I love it! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!

Gail said...

Loved checking out everyones cards! Sure gonna give this one a try!

Pat P. said...

Love the card and the wait was well worth it. All the embossing and coloring are great. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Geater said...

Great colours Heather and I love the embossed triangles it was worth waiting for xo

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the card. The 2 sided paper worked well. Nice job. TFS


Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

whow I love this little snowman
you did A GREAT card!
I enjoy coming to visit

lisa808 said...

Love your version! Purple is my favorite color.

Kathy Mc said...

Heather, your nontraditional holiday colors are just perfect for your snowman card. Love all the bling and the coloring you did. The belly band with the scalloped edges adds dimension. Your textured impressions also add just the right finishing touches to the triangles. SO glad I finished the blog hop as wouldn't want to miss your creation!

Carey said...

OK I am a traditional kind of gal and really like reds and greens for Christmas. This being said your Elegant Eggplant for Christmas rocks! I love what you have done.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Anonymous said...

Really like the eggplant and your snowman. The coloring was great. After seeing everyone's take on the square card, I can see I will have to try them. I think they will be perfect for the special gift cards we give.
Thanks, Gail S.

DawnKathleen said...

Love the card!

Kristie said...

So cute Heather!! The snowman is too cute!! Love it.

sandi maciver said...

aw girlfriend, I Love your purple card, it was so worth waiting for. and I really like how you embossed the inside too, awesome job as usual~!

scrappingnana said...

This is adorable. Love it is the purple color. TFS

Pam said...

I love your card! The scalloped edge on the belly band is a cute touch! Thanks for sharing

Patti said...

This is so cute; looks just like a present. Love that little snowman.