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WOW! & Jillian Vance Design Blog Hop

I have been challenging myself recently to make Christmas cards with an alternative colour scheme to the traditional colours, but for this card, I couldn’t resist using the classic colours of red and gold! There is a reason that classic colour combinations work and we keep going back to them. The WOW! And Jillian Vance Design teams are hopping along today with lots of inspiration along the way, and of course, there are prizes along the hop too.

This card uses the Jingle All the Way stamp set from Jillian Vance designs, which has some great Christmas sentiments along with a couple of baubles and other festive decorations.

Prizes: WOW! Embossing Powder $25 Gift Card, A Jillian Vance Design $25 Gift Card

Winners: Please be sure to leave your comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & A Jillian Vance Design blog posts) Please comment on each post to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to A Jillian Vance Design or WOW Stores. It will run for one week with the winner announced on Monday, October 28th.

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW!EMBOSSING POWDER - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Creating the bauble scene

To start off, trim a piece of red card stock down to A2 card size and use an acrylic block to stamp the bauble outline stamp in WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink. You’ll want to stamp this three times, offset to one side and positioning the baubles at different levels for interest so it is just a little more appealing on the eye.

After you’ve stamped the baubles, use the bow stamp from set to add a bow to the top of each bauble. Next, I’m cover the stamping in WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder and heat set this with your dual-speed heat gun.

To get the look as though these baubles are hanging down on the card panel, taking an embossing ink pen along with a T-ruler and draw a straight line from the top down into each of the bows on the baubles. Again, cover this with the gold powder and heat set. Now it looks as though the baubles are hanging from the top of the card.

Adding some drama!

Next, create some masks by stamping the bauble three times onto Inakdinkadoo masking paper and fussy cut these out.  Once you’ve positioned the masks over the baubles, use some blending brushes to apply ink to the edges and softening the colour out towards the middle. The first colour used is Catherine Pooler Peppermint Scrub which is a lovely dark red. After that, apply Catherine Pooler Royal Treatment to darken the edges. Although it is a purple and not a red, it really adds drama to the card as it gives a dark luxurious colour to the edge.

Before proceeding onto the next part, use the slow setting on your dual speed heat gun to dry ink on the panel. Next, using a small blending brush along with embossing ink gently apply the clear ink around the edges. Cover the edges with Midas Touch Embossing Glitter which has a mix of platinum powder and chunky silver glitter.

As you heat set this gives a very rustic look to the edge of the card which is perfect for winter. Repeat applying ink to the edges again, and this time add gold powder over the top to tie in with gold embossing on the panel.

Adding the Finishing touches

To add some more interest to the baubles to make them stand out from the background,  use a white Gel pen to draw in some decoration onto the baubles. tthe white really pops against the red of the cardstock and makes the baubles stand out. 

The card panel was added to a white card base and a sentiment from the stamp set was heat embossed in Opaque bright white embossing powder onto black card. For a little more interest with the sentiment, cut one end into a flag end using scissors.

Lastly to embellish the card, use a few of the Mermaid Bubbles from Jillian Vance designs along with some clear Nuvo drops around the baubles.

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Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Craft Stash UK/US (CS / CS US), Create & Craft (C&C), and Picket Fence Studios (PF).

All other shops are not affiliated links: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP), WOW! UK/US (WOW UK/US), Jillian Vance Designs (JV), and Catherine Pooler (CP).

Jingle All The Way - Jillian Vance Design
Jingle All The Way – Jillian Vance Design
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JV
Peppermint Scrub - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB | CP
Peppermint Scrub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB | CP
Royal Treatment Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Royal Treatment Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB | CP
Royal Treatment Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Royal Treatment Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB | CP
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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CS | WOW UK | WOW US
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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CS | WOW UK | WOW US
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
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CS | WOW UK | WOW US
Midas Touch
Midas Touch
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CS US | CS | WOW UK | WOW US
Mermaid Bubbles - Jillian Vance Designs
Mermaid Bubbles – Jillian Vance Designs
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JV
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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SB | CS | CS US | C&C
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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ALT | BP | SB
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
Inkadinkdoo Stamping Mask Paper
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 2 pack
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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CS | WOW UK
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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WOW US
Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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BP
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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SB | CS | CS US

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DISCLOSURE

This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powder have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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