Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop – Christmas

paper-adventures-blog-hop-header-white-jpg-2 This is a very special blog post today – as I was invited to be a guest designer on the Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop! I was so delighted to be asked to join in, this is an amazingly talented group of crafters. The theme this month is ‘Christmas’, but I have taken a bit of a non-traditional approach. final-285 The weather is finally starting to get warmer here in Western Australia (give it a few weeks and we will be complaining about the heat!), but this card is inspired by the early snow I have been reading about in parts of the USA. I started with a piece of whisper white and stamped the tree image and the ‘snow’ (dotty) image from the Waterfront stamp set in clear versamark ink. I then heat embossed in white. I used my sponge brayer to layer on some colours, lightest at the top working down to darkest at the bottom. For the blue/green card I used Pool Party, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushell – I adore this colour combination, I think they work beautifully together. For the pink version I used Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick. After brayering on the colour, I used a tissue to kind of buff (rub) over where I had embossed. This removes any of the ink colour and leaves the white images a little glossy. This technique is called the emboss resist technique. final-280 The frame that I layered over the top of the coloured panel is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Speciality Paper. This paper is so delicate that I often hesitate to use it, but the pre-sectioned panels are so easy to use, and a quick and simple way to start using this paper pack. final-284 I mounted this framed panel onto a layer of Pool Party / Blushing Bride card stock before adhering to a thick whisper white card base. I was a bit stumped as to where to place the sentiment, but in the end decided on a simple banner. The sentiment comes from the Dashing Deer stamp set, again I heat embossed this in white. final-279 So two non-traditional pretty cards for the christmas season, which do you prefer – the pink of blue? For more christmas inspiration, keep hopping through the rest of the blogs. Next up is the hugely talented Kelly Kent. Thanks for stopping by xx paper-adventures-next-white-jpg Product List


  1. These are so pretty, Shannon. I love non-traditional Christmas colours like this. I love the emboss resist technique and this is a perfect use of it. Thank you so much for hopping with us this month, it’s great to have you on board!

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  2. These are lovely Shannon! The non traditional colours for a Christmas card are just delightful. I must get my sponge braver out sometime soon to have a go. Thanks for joining us on our team blog hop x


  3. Have enjoyed the non traditional colours Shannon….im a pink girl so definitely PINK for me. It’s a very pretty arrangement and I love it. Thank you for joining us and sharing your creativity.


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