Update – – Christmas Wishes with Ornamental Pine – and Blog Candy!!!

Update November 4th:

And the Blog Candy winner is … Bette S.  Her comment was:

Bette S says:

I absolutely love this stamp set and your card is stunning! Love the tone on tone effect. Love SU dimensionals too – best on the market, but embossing folders and the Big Shot are my very favorites. I think that added textures is a requirement! thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I’ll be casing it for Christmas!!

Bette, private message me here Amy’s Inklings Facebook page with your address so I can send you your Blog Candy.  Here’s what I’m sending. A sampling of Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon (PERFECT for the holidays.  It looks like candy cane!) and a sampling of Frosted Sequins from our Holiday Catalog.  Enjoy! IMG_2983

 

I’m giving away some Blog Candy.  Details to follow.

xmas02I saw a very similar version of this little beauty on Pinterest and I had to CASE it. I like how the focal point is mounted tone-on-tone.  This adds a subtle dimension while maintaining a clean, simple look. Just gorgeous!

The pine and bough are heat embossed with white embossing powder.  If you’re new to heat embossing, the Embossing Buddy is a must.  It’s a little bag of powder that you rub on the cardstock before stamping.  It removes any static in the paper and any oil from your fingerprints. Without doing so, specks of embossing powder will stick to these elements and you will end up with white specks where there shouldn’t be any!

Three of my favorite products are used here.
The color Old Olive, our 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I’ve had a love affair with Old Olive for the past 15 years. I love that color!!! It’s my go-to for anything botanically green.  It’s natural, earthy and sophisticated. Old Olive makes me happy. Love it!

Our Organza Ribbon is also a go-to for me. I use ribbon a lot and it’s typically this one. Ribbon adds dimension. It adds balance and a sense of flair. It’s a great filler when your project is simply missing “something.” And because this ribbon is a sheer white it goes with just about anything!

And Stampin’ Dimensionals … need I explain that one? That great little piece of sticky foam makes a big impact.  It adds that little lift to help showcase the focal point of any project.

What are some of your favorite items? Your “I-can’t-stamp-without-my…” items. Leave a comment below and Follow My Blog, if you aren’t already, to be eligible for BLOG CANDY.

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26 thoughts on “Update – – Christmas Wishes with Ornamental Pine – and Blog Candy!!!

  1. My favorite item for stamping is a stamp-a-majig. I’m not at all good at eyeballing something, so I always have that item on my table. Love your blog!

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  2. My favorite SU item that I cannot do without is dimensionals, hands down. The best on the market, anywhere! Love the white embossing you did against the old olive. Really pops!

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  3. Came to your blog through Brian King. Love your cards and will be following. My favorite SU product is the dimensionals. I have tried lots of other brands and none compare to SU. Such a little thing, but can make a huge impact.

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  4. My go-to SU! product are our beautiful DSP packs – any of them will do! My favourite from the current Autumn/Winter Catalogue is Trim the Tree Paper Stack – love the colours, and how it perfectly coordinates with our ink pads! Am enjoying receiving your daily posts via email. Thanks to Brian King for recommending your blog! Keep up the good work!
    Regards,
    Another fellow demo from the UK 🙂

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  5. I also found your blog through Brian King. Love your designs. My favorite SU colors are eggplant and night of navy, just to name a few.

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  6. Hi Amy! Lovely card with the embossed image and pretty ribbon. Stampin dimensionals are a must! I just did a swap card and used 25 on it! lol. I also like to emboss my sentiments with clear embossing powder and colored ink. I always think that adds so much to a card. I’m loving this new stamp set but don’t own it yet. It’s so natural and real looking. Your cards have made it rise to the top of my wishlist!

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  7. Found your blog through Brian King and absolutely love your ideas! Am now a daily follower~ My can’t do without item is the Big Shot-from embossing to add that flair to framelits and dies for convenience, it’s a great tool on my workstation.

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  8. I absolutely love this stamp set and your card is stunning! Love the tone on tone effect. Love SU dimensionals too – best on the market, but embossing folders and the Big Shot are my very favorites. I think that added textures is a requirement! thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I’ll be casing it for Christmas!!

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  9. Hello Amy , I found your blog some weeks ago and felt in love with your creations ! I follow you through email. This card is again a wonderful christmascard and I feel the same way with old olive ! Greetings from Europe, Anita

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  10. Embossing Folders are my favorite tool of choice adds so much texture and depth. Love your blog, found you through Brian King.

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