Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle presents a Sparkling Wintry Sensations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Joan Petty, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click here.

I have two cards to show you today that are quick, fun, and easy to make. The first uses Retro Christmas Tree and the ornaments from the Christmas Greetings set: Give Circle, Joy Circle, and Noel Circle.

I stamped my images using VersaMark ink, then embossed with Golden Sparkle Embossing Powder. The circle ornaments were punched out with a 1" circle punch. Quick and easy elegance! Click on the photo above for sparkly goodness up close!

My second card uses images again from the Christmas Greetings Set: Season of Joy and Season Flake. I stamped both with Encore Metallic Gold ink. Season of Joy was embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder. My Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Doily Motifs dies were cut with my Grand Calibur. Click on the photo above for a clearer, close-up view!

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#1 Stamps: Joy Circle, Give Circle, Noel Circle, Retro Christmas Tree by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Champagne Metallic (Prism), K & Co. DP, Very Vanilla
Ink: VersaMark

Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, Golden Sparkle EP, 1" circle punch, gold thread
#2 Stamps: Season of Joy and Season Flake by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, The Paper Studio DP
Ink: Encore Metallic Gold
Accessories: Cuttlebug EF, Gold Detail EP, Spellbinders dies, black organdy ribbon, red gems

57 comments:

Karin said...

I love the first card Judy! Simple embossing and flat, like a card I would really make and send for Christmas! Great layout too. The second card is just beautiful and I love the color combo with the gold embossing :)

Donna said...

Always delighted with each visit to your blog, I am again smiling at your ingenuity! The retro tree looks shiny and bright for sure! It reminds me of friends who had one of those silver trees back in the 50s which spun around on its base LOL - only yours is prettier! :-) The black, red and gold card is stunning! The background paper, script and flourish dies all blend together marvelously! I especially am intrigued by your "band" in the middle!

Auntie Em said...

Great Christmas cards! I love your sparkly tree and ornaments. They really show up so nicely on the pretty background. Your red and black is so elegant and striking.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Mitzi said...

Very elegent!!! Love the gold...and the black & red is a great combo sure to stand out! Adding your blog to my favorites!!!

creativearts said...

Love the first card and it is so glittery! The black and red really stands out and makes a great Christmas card. You do such beautiful work!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great cards. The black and red is unexpected for the season but stunning. Thank you for some great inspiration.

Susan said...

I love the simple gold embossing. Always a hit at Christmas. The second card is just simply elegant. Red and black are always good together.

Linda said...

Wonderful cards Judy! I can really get into the Retro Christmas Tree. What a great color and layout with the red and black. Awesome!

Barbara Bruder said...

What great cards. The black & red was a great surprise and is quite stunning, I really like the tree card as well.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both beautiful, Judy! Love the retro look on the first and dramatic color combo and die cuts on the second. Really wonderful!

Anonymous said...

How elegant they both are. The red & black really caught my eye! Brenda

Kim said...

This card is very shimmery and beautiful. I love all the glitter and the creativativity that was put into this card.

Anonymous said...

These are both beautiful. I've never thought of using black for Christmas, what a unique idea!
Nancy

Julie Z said...

These are both great Judy! My favorite is the red and black one - so striking and elegant (made sure I clicked on it to get a better view)! And thanks for the nice intro to my new blog! Love the cards Judy!

Anonymous said...

Love both of the cards. The only red and black I've ever seen at Christmas time is on Santa - and if it works for him - then it works for me too! Shona

Karen Howard said...

Both of your cards are great. I love the elegance of the second card and the gold used in the first card. Seeing your cards almost makes me want to get the tree out to decorate!

Peg Klitch said...

Judy, I'm not much into retro but that second card is really beautiful. Thanks for the ideas. Peg K.

donna/Dan Levine said...

Thank you for sharing your retro Xmas tree. I love it!

Dawn said...

Amazing Cards! I love this stamp set. Its now on my wish list.

Helen said...

White with gold embossing is always an impressive traditional combination for cards. Your 2nd card uses gold and black which is eye catching....both are neat cards.

chipielolo said...

Your first card is one of my favorite so far (don't tell anybody!). I really like the feel of it, the coloring of the background, and the way you tied up the three little sentiment. A very classy card... Great job! And thank you for sharing, and giving me ideas...

Anonymous said...

Dazzling! Linda Beyer

Dianne Potter said...

Love the gold Christmas tree! And the drama of the black & red card is very elegant. Thanks so much.

Pat said...

Love your cards! I was surprised and delighted by the black and red combination for Christmas. Your cards are truly elegant.

Ink n' knit up said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the simplicity of the tree card and then I scrolled down and KA-POW- your black/red card knocked my socks off- so stunning- Great work!

Lois said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like the black on, very unusual!

Lois said...

Both cards are wonderful, but the black one is really unusual.

Anonymous said...

I like your golden tree best! I must try it this year.
Jan Hobbs

Char said...

Two beautiful cards. Each card is distinctive in it's own way. I love the Black and red card. Very creative and beautiful artistry. Thank you for the tutorial.

Patti said...

Absolutely LOVE the red and black. Very elegant card.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the unexpected colors in the second one!!

Joan Petty said...

Love both your cards, but the second black and red design is a real stunner. Absolutely superb designing at its best. Thanks for sharing

Verna Angerhofer said...

Judy, Both of your holiday cards are so very pretty and elegant. I am sure getting into the holiday mood with those lovely creations.

April said...

Your cards are so pretty. The tree is so sparkly and unique. I would not have thought of black and red for Christmas but your second card is striking. Love it.

MrsETaylor said...

Holy Doodles Judy. That black and red card is so luxurious, so striking, so STUNNING!!

Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like your first card. It is especially lovely & even more so up close. Glitter is great!

Vidette said...

Your first card is simply elegant. I love the gold embossing. Your second card is very sexy. Great job.

Anita Braddock said...

wow so beautiful thanks for sharing and you have given great ideas for me. love both. my favorit is the black and red. I want to do that on. keep up the great job
Anita Braddock
abbraddock@msn.com

Sharon Hannifin said...

I love the retro gold tree but the black and red card was eye catching! Thanks.

Lynne Platt said...

Both of your cards are outstanding and I found myself looking all over your site. You have such wonderful ideas and your use of color is amazing. Thank lyou for sharing.

Kelly said...

Really beautiful cards on both. I love the gold sparkle of the first and the contrast with the darker colors or the second!

NWFlamingo said...

Such great color combos...white and gold...red and black...I can't decide which one is nicest!

Simply Sandy said...

both of your cards are really beautiful...love the use of the black and red.

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Enjoyed your cards and 101 Uses for Skin So Soft!

slbela59 said...

Both cards are beautiful! thanks for sharing.

cosie said...

Just love that all you talented cardmakers share your beautiful creations with
us. These are lovely.

Nana Connie said...

Love that gold EP! Both cards are fabulous but I think I like the gold Christmas tree the best. TFS.

deesdesigns said...

I'm so glad you could join us at Digi Design House as a Guest Designer - I'm having a fantastic time browsing you site! You are one creative gal!!!

jeannette stecik said...

black and red are by far my favorite colors. that card is awesome.

Bridget said...

Love the retro Christmas tree. It's nice to a different type of tree. The black and red snowflake card is beautiful. Who would have thought to use red and black on a winter card? Not I, that's for sure.

Carol N said...

Love both cards, but the white & gold is my favorite.

Candy Meyers said...

Your cards are awesome. I love the layering and variety of items used. Great job.
Candy Meyers

Joni said...

Your black and red card is outstanding. I love the color combination.

Anonymous said...

love the tree & winter flake

Sandy Rustydoc1@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards!


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Beth said...

I would say that BOTH of your cards are elegant! The gold EP adds just the right touch.

E. Marie said...

Very lovely and elegant cards. Really like the tree image and the great use of these pretty embossing powders.