Saturday, December 5, 2015

365 Cards: Have a Cozy Christmas

Welcome to another JAX Starz Blog Hop! This month our challenge is a color challenge! We had to use black, white, and one color of our choice. :)

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rose Ann Marr's blog.  You can follow the full blog hop lineup below to move along from blog to blog, so you can see all of the new projects.

I don't typically do black and white cards with just one accent color, but it is a fun challenge! For my one accent color I chose Cherry Cobbler.

For this card, I did lots of layers to add depth. And that ornament shape? It is actually a window to the inside of the card! :)

It's a great, classic stamp set and I'm so glad that I added it to my stash! :)

Some Stampin' Tips:

  • Dry Embossing vs. Heat Embossing. I used both on this card -- the snow on the front is dry embossed and the house with trees is heat embossed. The dry embossing gives the paper texture by forming it into a shape using pressure. The heat embossing is created using watermarking ink (Versamark) and embossing powder, which is then heated to melt and seal your image to the paper! I love using both techniques and they really add a lot of interest and dimension to your cards!
  • Die Cut "Windows". I love the end look of using this technique! All you do is die cut whatever shape you'd like into the front of your card and then stamp your image on the inside of your card through that window! So simple and such a great effect.
  • Using Only One Color. It is an easy way to get a simple, graphic effect for your projects and makes it easy to assemble multiples of the same card design on a budget -- less supplies to buy too!
Alright, that's all I have for today's hop..... the next stop is Cari Verschueren on this month's Jax Starz Blog Hop! Make sure you go check out all the fantastic ideas... I just know that everyone will have some amazing ideas to share today. Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next time! :)

Full Jax Starz Blog Hop Line-Up:

Amanda Sevall -- you are here!'
Cari Verschueren
Lee Conrey
Maria Willis
Rose Ann Marr

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