Monday, November 16, 2009

Magnolia-Licious November Blog Hop!!



Stamps: #443 Magnolia Christmas Tree; sentiment from SU!
Paper: Basic Grey Wassail; brushed gold cardstock
Ink: Close to Cocoa; Creamy Caramel; Always Artichoke; So Saffron; Black Staz On; Bravo
Burgundy.
Other: Gold satin ribbon from Michaels; Kaiser Ivory Pearls;gold brads; various rhinestones;
creative memories cutting system.
Card Measures
5"x7"


Hello! Thanks for HOPPIN' by today!! Hopefully you started at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog (because that's where you get all the deets...like
about the PRIZES!)...so go back there if you haven't been there yet and follow
the path.


Suzanne suggested that we use only "accessory"
stamps for this blog hop. I thought: "Great idea! No
problem!"....then I sat down to do make a card...and nothing seemed
"right". I thought and thought. I went to
Cheryl's blog
for inspiration because she often makes
gorgeous cards with just an accessory stamp. Of course, I think Cheryl
could make an ink smudge look beautiful! Me...not so much.
LOL! Finally I decided to use this Christmas tree that I
bought and hadn't inked up yet. But I didn't think it called out for
Copics. I really wanted to do it with watercolors. So I
did. I know! Can you believe I put away my precious markers

for this one and went "old school" with my ink pads and aquapainter?!
LOL! You know what, though? It actually turned out how I
wanted it too. Also, I was able to give it that soft yellow
glow around the tree that I have not been able to successfully accomplish with
Copics. I think watercolors in general give an image a softer
look.


Because I was going for this softer look I didn't
want to over do it with "ornament" on the tree. Not too many
colors. So I just used some Ivory pearls and yellow and white
rhinestones. It's sometimes hard for me to stop with the embellies,
but I am pretty happy with how this came out! To continue with my

vintage-y look, I sponged the edges with brown inks.


As I was typing this up, I thought of
another accessory only card that I did over the summer. So I thought

I would include it with today's post. Get the details for this
card
HERE. I think this
would be a great idea for people who live in warm climates during the
holidays.


*****So now it's time for you to hop on over the blog
of the very lovely and very talented Sharon! I can't
wait to see what she has come up with! She is so
creative!


Have a Marvelous Monday!

81 comments:

hayward69 said...

Love your xmas tree card. The dp is works great with it. Thank you for your lovely comment on my Magnolia home page card it is much appreciated.

Jayne xx

thread-bare said...

Wow these are 2 brilliant cards. I am joining in with a blog hop for the first time & I am enjoying seeing new blogs for the first time xx Clare x

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the vintage tree card! I'll have to forward the sand castly to my DD in Hawaii!

Annette said...

Beautiful card, love the embellishments, gorgeous DSP. Didn't realise there were so many accessory stamps, great blog hop, take careX:)

kimmie_35 said...

Love your cards... especially the christmas tree...

Linda/Sanddollars said...

Great cards! I especially love that Christmas sand castle. What a great idea!

Crafty Chris said...

2 stunning cards, I was at the kings hall last week sorry I didnt buy some of the accessory items just bought tilda. Christine x

liza said...

gorgeous cards really love what you have done with the xmas tree
love n hugs
liza
xox

Cheryl said...

I love this elegant card, Kerry! It has a vintage look to it that is wonderful!

Angelwood said...

These cards are so pretty! Love your Christmas tree and you did a fabulous job with your watercolors. And your sand castle is just so charming also. Wonderful cards! hugs, Angela

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Love the Christmas tree and the sand castle, they both came out beautifully...thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

What great cards! I love your Christmas tree and the sandcastle is beautiful.

hugs
Mary

Horners Corner said...

Love your christmas tree card, the sandcastle card is a great idea too!!

Ellen said...

I realy love that vintage tree card! What a great idea.....

Kristin G. said...

Very cute! I love the Christmas tree. Hop Hop Hop

pinky said...

Gorgeous christmas tree card, like the way its sparkly but not over the top. Well done on the watercolouring. Love the idea of the second one, christmas on the beach, excellent!
Pinky

Christine said...

What a beautiful card. You really rocked this one. Love that fabulous glow around the tree. Perfection at its finest.
xoxo, Christine

dmbennett said...

Both cards are wonderful. I am enjoying the blog hop.

tanja said...

Love your cards... especially the christmas tree...by by tanja

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful cards, both, Kerry! The Christmas tree is beautiful with the soft glow and the tiny "ornaments" and the sand castle is perfect to sent to someone who lives in a much warmer climate. I love the simple clean lines of it. Wonderful work, as always...

Katie said...

Kerry,
They are both gorgeous!
I love the whole vintage feel to the Christmas Tree, very lovely.

Pam S. said...

Love your tree Kerry! looks so sparkly just like a real one!
Pam Going Postal

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, Kerry! I love, love, love the way you colored and decorated this tree!!! You're so good! I stamped this tree and did not like the way it looked with Copics either, so THANK YOU for showing me how to color it! You're amazing! Fantastic card! hugs!

Jodie from Oz said...

Kerry, both your cards are amazing. I love it how you can use these wonderful accessory stamps on by them selves for a totally unique look. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

mycardz said...

Awesome cards! I love them both, but especially the sand castle. What a great idea for those who live somewhere (anywhere) that is warm! Great job on this challenge. hugz, Mary

Myrna said...

Love your card! I have this stamp but haven't used it yet what a good idea to use pearls, etc.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So beautiful for sure!!! I really LOVE all of your trees and your coloring is amazing!! TFS!! Hopping along more...

Heather said...

Oh So Fun!!! I LOVE your Christmas tree card .. but adore the sand castle! What a fun and festive way to use that image for a holiday card! I love it. I live at the beach and this is toooo perfect an idea:)

Have a great day.

Jacque said...

Lovely cards, Kerry!! The coloring of the tree is so pretty and I love that sand castle....Hugs...Jacque

Ila said...

Both cards are Gorgeous Kerry!..the Christmas card is Beautiful..and I don't even think I've seen that cute little sand castle before...Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Helen said...

I love that Christmas tree card! It's gorgeous! I love it!
Blessings!
~H

Jacilynn said...

great cards! Love them both.

Tilard said...

She is as beautiful as any! I love this style of card, clean and simple. Hugs, Loraine

LindaC said...

Love the uniqueness of the Sandy Christmas card....great idea for my BFF in Florida! LindaC

JulyeB said...

fab cards and a novel way to use asandcastle Julye

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Kerry, I especially love the Christmas tree one that is stunning :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

jan farnworth said...

wonderful cards.

Nancy Parker said...

What cute cards. I am so glad you used the Christmas tree stamp cuz I have that stamp & your use of rhinestone ornaments has really inspired me. Thanks, Nancy

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful! The Christmas tree is a perfect vintage feel while the decorated sand castle is an awesome idea for those in warmer climes!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Lovely card and it does have a nice "vintage" feel to it with the papers and gorgeous bow.
I loved your sandcastle card too.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Kerry--I love the softness of the watercoloring & the glow from the tree--stunning! And that Xmas decorated sandcastle is too fun--love it! Doesn't look like you struggled AT ALL girlie!

hugz,
Suzanne

LINDA said...

Hi Kerry,Love your Tree is looks so very clean and Beautiful.I think that I need this stamp.
Thank You
Linda W.
ljunewall@hotmail.com

Claudean said...

love your card and the tree looks so elegant.

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love making cards with this tree!

Lauren

Danni said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!

Cami said...

Love both your cards, Kerry. On that Christmas tree, I love the elegance of it...subtle but the little rhinestones and pearls definitely make this very pretty. I love simplicity and elegance. Great job! Hugs, Cami

MommaJess said...

Wow the tree card is simply amazing. I really like that image.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card--love that glow around the tree and your ornaments!

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - that tree is fab and your colouring is wonderful!
LOVE IT!

Carol x

Kat said...

I love your Christmas tree and the DP is just ideal. Thanks for sharing this card with us. Love the sandcastle one too.

Kat x

Linda said...

I love the tree card. With just that piece of ribbon at the top, it looks like a hanging ornament. Very creative.
Linda in PA
propertyofraven.blogspot.com

HazelQ said...

Lovely cards, I love the ribbon of both cards, they look awesome.
Hugs
Hazel

Carol Meadows said...

I love the sand card and interested in making a card like that... guess cuz there's a beach not far from here ... not the best color water but its a beach! The Christmas tree came out cute too! Carol M in TX / carolswingster77@aol.com

Stampin Mindy said...

These cards are so very cute! I just adore the Embellishments you've chose!

scrappyjan said...

very very cute cards!!! Love your work!!
tfs, hugs, janny

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Kerry, your card w/ christmas tree is so pretty and elegant!
I love it!
xxx
Vivi

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a lovely Christmas card! and that sandcastle is just TOO fun!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Kerry, love the way you frame this tree & the inked edge!
Hugs,
Cabio

Candy said...

Hi Kerry!
WOW - both of your cards are simply stunning.
I remember the sandcastle in the summer when you made it - but isn't it a great Christmas card??? Your vintage Chrismtas Tree is one of my favourite cards on this hop! I love how it looks so old fashioned and is so elegant. I think you thought yourself into the perfect card LOL LOL
Big Hugs, Candy

CraftyRia said...

I love the Christmas Tree card!

Julie said...

Your Christmas tree card is darling. I just love it.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, lots of visitors today...and I can read your blog once again! Great creations today!

Norma said...

Kerry, your Christmas card is beautiful, even without a Tilda or Edwin. You're watercolouring looks great--I've never tried. Love the simple layout.

Hugs.
Norma

rozie640 said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the embellies and that beautiful yellow glow. Just beautiful!

rozie640 said...

I love your sandcastle card!!! The rhinestones are the perfect touch.

Nikki said...

That is such a great tree it's a poor fake tree way past it's prime
what a Great stamp and the sand castle Card is just cute
thanks for sharing these
hugs Nikki

Tracey said...

I really love both of your cards Kerry but that first one is a stunner!! xx

linnes said...

Your christmastree card is very sweet! You are so right to use watercolors, gorgeous coloring!

Pat said...

Wow, I'm getting some great inspiration with this blog hop! great cards! Pat M

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Kerry two fab cards i love that xmas tree one fab colours.
Trish (-:

Diamond Doll said...

Hi Kerry two fab cards i love that xmas tree one fab colours.
Trish (-:

Helene said...

Love your christmas tree card!

Hugs
Xxx

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a beautiful card!! You're inspiring me to try watercoloring with your beautiful results!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful tree card!

jonaks said...

lovely cards. now I learned what an accessory stamp is. I had no idea at all!

Anne B. said...

The Christmas tree looks great!

abackman66 at hotmail.com

Katarina said...

Love the vintage look of this card.

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling cards! that tree is magnificent and the sand castle is inspired. Love them! xxD

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I'm just now catching up on my favorite blogs. Awesome cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kerry... I love the sand castle card. As I am in Australia Christmas here is HOT so I feel a bit odd putting snowmen and snowflakes on my Chrissy cards. Thanks for an idea from 'outside the box!' Susan xxox
stamponme@dodo.com.au

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