Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Wonderland Blog Hop.If you got here from Dawn's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, you might want to start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog so you don't miss anything.

I have 2 projects for you and the first one uses stamps from Set 414, Winter Swirl. This set is definitely one of my favorites!!

Stamp Set 414 - Winter Swirl

I used the pine forest and stamped it multiple times to give the scene dimension. Also using lighter and darker embossing powder colors helped with the dimension as well.After I fussy cut the forest images I attached the images to each other and then added the images to the embossed panel on the card front.This set really is perfect for a winter wonderland theme.

Directions for this card can be found here.


Next I thought I'd use stamps in set 385, Merry CrowsSlim the snowman, is another of my favorites. This set has a great array of  images.There are so many great images included in this set, check them all out below. 



Stamp Set 385 -  Merry Crows

Along with Slim, I thought I'd include that cute bird and I placed it onto the pine branch I have added to the card. I used a lattice border punch in brown cs and then added die cut elements that include pine branches, a pine cone, and some holly leaves. These elements add great interest to "Slim".And of course snowmen really remind me of a winter wonderland.




Directions for this card can be found here.


A reminder, that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents the Asian, Medallion and Decorative Elements categories on special – 15% off. Among the specials, will also be all images by Artist, Andrea Roberts and several coordinating embossing powders and glitters.  To view all our specials just click here  http://sparklensprinkle.com/o/specials.php     


If you get lost -  start here - http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/blog

Designers in today's blog hop -
** Barbara Bruder (that's me) ** Genevieve Chesky ** Karalee Ingram **

Hop info:
This hop runs November 15-November 18.Winners will be announced over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog on Nov. November 19. There are 6 prizes to be awarded and winners are selected from the comments left on the designer’s blogs.  Leave a comment on each designers blog and follow directions on the last blog. Leaving a comment inspires, motivates and brings happiness to each designer!

Now it's time to hop on over to Gen's blog to see her fabulous designs.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at a prize.



48 comments:

Julie Z said...

The first card is my favorite. Love the simple layout & great natural colors; very beautiful Barbara!

Keri Brown said...

I like the first card best, but they are both adorable... Great job on these hun... :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

I like the white backgrounds Barbara - very unique. Love the dimension of the fir trees, but Slim wins first prize for me - I love that image and I like what you did with the trellis!

Donna Maligno said...

Ok, you got me -- I can't decide which one I like better. On the one hand I love the elegance of the first one and on the other hand I love the whimsy and the layering on the second one! What to do! What to choose! (lol) Great job, Barb.

Brenda said...

Such beautiful layering and texture on both - but my favorite is "slim" -

Gita said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love the layering with the trees on the first and Slim is just too cute!!

Debi said...

Love the copse of trees. The layering and shades of green give it great dimension.
The die cuts and embossing on the second card make a fitting stage for Slim.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Wow your cards are awesome, love all the details on your card and your colouring is fantastic!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing

Caroline said...

I love the first card the best but both of the card's are stunning. Caroline xxx

Cheryl B said...

Love the deer in the winter wonderland!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love the depth of the pine forest! Pretty cards:)

Karin said...

Oh Barb, you are always one of my favorite stops along the way on these hops :) I love your layer of trees on the first card and all of your die cuts and punches on the second card really add a great bit of dimension too! Amazing you!

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, these two cards are so pretty with all the layers and color choices. So pretty. The layered trees is especially gorgeous! I will be using your idea for sure, Sistah!

Anne Temple said...

Both of your cards are so very pretty. Love all the dimension of the first one with the various pine trees and Slim is quite adorable!

April said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love all the elements and the embossed backgrounds! Great job!

Shanna Shands said...

I really love the dry embossing. The layering and embellies really make that second card my favorite. I never saw the stamp set 385 that is a fun set. Thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What stunning cards you created. And, the embossed backgrounds add a lot to a card and you showed that so well with yours. Love them!

crafty grandma said...

Love the slim snowman as a matter of fact, I have the ceramic version of him...I might have to make the card to compliment him!! TFS Last card is awesome with the sparkles!

Karalee said...

Wowee! Beautiful cards, and I especially like your Slim card.

Julie said...

I;m impressed with your overall design of Slim. THe trellis entwined with greenery is beautiful

Candy Meyers said...

Wow, your cards are awesome. I love the detail in each of them. They are very special creations.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your cards with us. I wish someone would send me a card like your reindeer scene. I would love to see it up close!

Jan H

Laurie said...

Such pretty cards! I really like the reindeer card, the dimensions on it are perfect.

Beverly Baxley said...

Beautifully done, dreaming of a little snow this year.

Linda said...

Barbara Super cards. I love the trees in the first card the different colors of green the layers. Your deer is adorable. You used just the right amount of sparkle. My eyes flowed from the trees to the deer. I really like your second card with all those wintery die cuts. Perfect balance. Outstanding!

elf1023 said...

Love your ideas, good choices. Thank you for sharing.

SanuraScraps said...

TFS. Very nice cards! Love the cuts.

Trena Johnson said...

Love the forest. I will have to try it myself...maybe with the deer "hiding" :D

SusanHnSC said...

The stamp sets are great - and I love the merry crows! Beautiful projects!

Frann said...

Both cards are beautiful and wintry. Love the trellis with the pine branches and the cute little bird.

NWFlamingo said...

Very nice! Love your dimensional trees and your use of die cuts.

E. Marie said...

Barb, these are so pretty. I love how you layered the images on embossed backgrounds on both of these. Lovely!!

Roxie said...

I love the dimension on your cards. Very pretty.

KristiDaroci said...

Beautiful! I am a BIG fan of the pop out idea!

ChristineR said...

Thank you Barbara. Beautiful!

Tigerberry said...

Barbara, I love both of your selections for the blog hop. Using the lighter green on the back trees to give more depth is a great idea. Thanks for sharing these ideas with us.

carrie said...

Wonderful cards. Love the texture and layers. Love the small red trim around the second card as it just makes the whole card pop.

Cat said...

Your cards are just stunning! So beautiful!

Kim S said...

Amazing cards!
Kim S
kasot@aol.com

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful! So much texture and layering! Love it!

Sandra Kersting said...

I have the winter wonderland set but never thought to layer it with pop dots to give some dimension. Colors are great. Will have to take another look at the merry crows set, very cute.

HelenM said...

Very beautiful cards

namabear said...

Barbara, your winter wonderland card is awesome I like the way you popped up the trees to look dimensional. Then snowman standing there waiting for the kids to come play. Nice cards thanks for sharing.

christi said...

wow, two really cute cards. such patince to fussy cut all those trees. i love the decorated latice. kinda looks like my backyard without the snowman. at least not yet this year. wonderful work.

Pamela said...

Beautiful cards and I love that Winter Swirl stamp aet.

Rose Wilson said...

Great cards I like your winter wonderland but the snowman is my favorite.

Mary Strauser said...

Thanks for the idea on layering.
I love all your cards.