GIU BLOG HOP: Non-holiday Stamps to make Holiday Cards

Hi There Crafters,

Welcome back! Today I am participating in the GIU Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy the cards I am sharing today and will leave a comment for a chance to win.

Here is a the list of everyone on the Blog Hop in case you get lost:

1. Crystal
2. MariLynn
3. Shanta
4. Julissa
5. Anya
6. Michelle
7. Ania
8. Helen
9. Tina

And now let’s get started…

This time I am sharing holiday cards with you. In the first few examples I used non-holiday stamps to make a few quick holiday cards. I hope this inspires you to try it as well.

Card #1:

You’ll need the following for this card: Gold embossing powder, red cardstock, blending brush, dark red ink, heating tool, embossing magic, versamark ink, white acrylic paint for the splatters and gold sequence if you chose to add some. The stamp sets I used for this card are:

Cheerful Prancing

Blossoming Beauty

Taking the flowers from the Blossoming Beauty Stamp set, I only inked up the leaves and stamped them with a darker ink from the edge of the red card stock. After stamping all four sides, I selected a few corners and inked the same leaves with versamark ink to heat emboss them with gold embossing powder. I then also used the dark red ink to blend in from the edges. The sentiment is from the Cheerful Prancing stamp set

This card is a single one layer card with ink blending and heat embossing.

Card #2:

You’ll need the following for this card: Gold embossing powder, red cardstock, heating tool, embossing magic, versamark ink, gold peel-offs, dark red ink, white acrylic paint for the splatters and a blending brush.

The stamp sets I used for this card are:

Beautiful Forever & Ever KOM

Cheerful Prancing

This card is very similar to the previous one, except that I did not stamp any leaves with dark ink. In this card I took the leaf stamp from the Beautiful Forever & Ever KOM and stamped it ontop and on bottom of my red cardstock with versamark ink. Then I heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I blended the edges with dark red ink and stamped the sentiment from the Cheerful Prancing stamp set. I added the peel-offs and splattered some white paint on the cardstock.

Card #3&4:

You’ll need the following for this card: Gold embossing powder, black, red & white cardstock, heating tool, embossing magic, versamark ink, green pigment ink or distress oxide ink, rectangular dies, gold sequence and foam tape.

Cheerful Prancing

Freshly Cut

This card was so much fun to make. I first stamped the Freshly Cut background on black card stock with green pigment ink. It’s hard to see the image in the picture but in person it’s very subtle and makes for a great background. I set the background to the side to try and stamped the reindeer from the Cheerful Prancing stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used a Gina K stitched rectangle die to die cut around the reindeer. Lastly I stamped the sentiment from the same set. I glued the background onto a piece of red cardstock and then fussy cut around the remaining parts of the reindeer. I used foam tape to adhere the die cut and added a few gold sequence.

Card #5:

You’ll need the following for this card: Red and white cardstock, red pigment ink, green ink, comic markers or another coloring medium, foam tape, diamond stick it and gems.

Owl Warmhearted

Freshly Cut

This card is fairly self explanatory so I won’t go into detail how I made it. But I will say that the stick it on the hat is a wonderful way to enhance the card, so I definitely recommend adding this.

Card #6:

You’ll need the following for this card: Green and white cardstock, gold embossing powder, heating tool, embossing magic, versamark ink, green ink, scissors, copic markers or another coloring medium, gold sequence and foam tape.

Bountiful Owl

Freshly Cut

As you may be able to tell, I love Unity Owls. I think I own the most owls from Unity Stamp company. This card is also fairly self explanatory so I won’t go into detail how I made it.

Card #7:

You’ll need the following for this card: Red and white cardstock, red pigment ink, black copic friendly ink, blue ink, copic markers or another coloring medium, foam tape, diamond stick it and gems.

Always Had My Heart

Cheerful Prancing

This card is also very simple. The snow around the snowman is from the Cheerful Prancing stamp set and so is the sentiment. Again, the diamond stick it makes all the difference on the card if you like to add some shine to your cards.

Card #8:

You’ll need the following for this card: Gold embossing powder, white cardstock, heating tool, embossing magic, versamark ink, gems.

Cheerful Prancing

This is a very simple card, but I also thought that it is very pretty. If you don’t have gold metallic card stock on hand, just heat emboss the edges of your card stock and it will fit perfectly.

Card #9:

You’ll need the following for this card: White and red cardstock, red pigment ink, black copic friendly ink, copic markers or another coloring medium and gems.

Scarf In Winter

Cheerful Prancing

Another very simple card. The sentiment is from the Cheerful Prancing stamp set and I think the gems give it some extra interest.

Please don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. And now it’s time to go to Helen’s blog as she is next on the list.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

-Ania

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16 thoughts on “GIU BLOG HOP: Non-holiday Stamps to make Holiday Cards”

  1. All your cards are amazing!!! I love them all! But my very favorite is the last one with the giraffe ❤️ Thank you so much for sharing. Great job!!!

  2. Wow, I love all of these cards and couldn’t possibly pick a favourite! The stamps used are gorgeous and so is your colouring! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow!! These are beautiful!! What a treat! I have to say, I would NEVER have seen the Blossoming Beauty set in the way that you did. Those first 2 cards are just all the more stunning considering they come from a fluffy floral image!! Thanks for the AMAZING inspiration!!

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