Friday, November 26, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Blog Hop!!!!  It's been so much fun reading your comments on our past hops and I just want to say thanks so much for taking the time to leave them.  


If you've come here from our very talented blog hop organizer Carolina's blog then you're in the right place.  If you didn't, you're invited to start hopping  at the beginning and catch all of the fantastic inspiration from this talented group.  


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Carolina gave us this FABULOUS photo for inspiration for this hop.  



I'm a true traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors - I love red and green with white together, so when I saw Carolina's photo I knew my cards would be purely traditional.


Here's my first card:


For this card I used GKD PL "All Spruced Up" for the card base, then layered with "Red Hot" and White.  The stamps I used are GKD "Festive Frame" by Melanie Muenchinger.  This is a beautiful set and it's perfect for the most traditional of all Christmas cards.  I used Copic markers for coloring and Memento Ink for stamping the image.  Although this photo doesn't pick it up too well, the centers of the flowers are embellished with gold bling.  I also used the Sukura Gelly Pen to highlight the berries in the arrangement. 


For my second card I had some fun with the "snowman" in the photo



I created this card by masking the snowman then stamping the tree image several times.  I colored in the trees and areas on the snowman with Copic Markers.  I used MS glitter for the snow effect.


Again, I used GKD PL CS "All Spruced Up" for the card base and layered with "Red Hot" and White.  The stamp set is Gina K's newest winter set "Snow Much Fun", and it really is a fun stamp set to play with.  


Thanks for stopping by.  Now hop on over to the lovely and talented Giovana's blog and see her gorgeous creations.


Cheri

39 comments:

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards Cheri!! The second card is so adorable!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Cheri! I really like how elegant the first card is and how fun and whimsical the second one is while still using the same colors for both. AWESOME!

Tina Gilliland said...

Just gorgeous, Cheri!! I love them!!!

Lori said...

Fantastic cards Cheri!!!

stampqueen said...

Wonderful cards!!! I love the snowman in the forest!!!

Miesje said...

I love both of these cards Cheri! I think the snowman in the trees is my fav of the two.

Kay S said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Cheri! Love how you did the trees with that adorable little snowman!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Cheri! Wonderful coloring and sentiment on the first! Such a pretty winter scene on the second! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

very pretty cards!

Barbara Colbert said...

Both cards are lovely!!! Beautiful job!!

peggy wainman said...

I love the classic festive frame card, but the snowman is just so darn adorable in his forest!

Attegirl said...

Beautiful card!

Carolina said...

Love the elegance of your first card and the scene you created for the second is just amazing...love it!!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Ok, had to get off the floor, fell of my chair, your cards were so pretty! Lovin' the snowman and the trees. Lovely!!!!!

Kim Marie said...

Lovely :)
Christmas begins!
Kim Marie

StinkerbellSteph said...

Super cute. I especially love the snowman in the forest.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it!

joy said...

Your first card is so pretty and sophisticated! Love the coloring. Wonderful snowman card! I love his little sign.

TiaKeas said...

Beautiful card, great shading on the trees.

Pat Jandacek said...

Great cards...I like traditional!

Newbie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors on both cards. VERY pretty first card, and really cute snowman card! Wonderful job!!

gale.sewell said...

These are really nice cards and the colors are nice.

Davi said...

Beautiful card. The poinsettias are colored beautifully and the frosty trees are wonderful.

Becky said...

What beautiful cards. love the poinsettias.

Luv 2 Create said...

Just gorgeous!! Snowman card just couldn't get any cuter.
Marcie

Virginia Wingo said...

Great cards Cheri, but I really like the snowman the best. He looks so happy standing in the middle of all those trees.

Lorraine said...

Your first card is so beautiful and the 2nd one is so cute - that snowman!

Melanie said...

Cheri, your frame card is So elegant, and this little forest makes me want to go chop down our tre right now! love the sparkle!!

Moments by Marla said...

I have been admiring this poinsettia image for quite sometime and you have really inspired me closer to purchasing it. Thank you for some wonderful inspiration.

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

oh so inspiring..what great talent..wished I could color like that!

Karen W said...

Thanks for reminding me I have that poinsettia stamp set, your card is beautiful!!

Julie said...

cute little snowman card...

kraftykat157 said...

Love both cards! The snowman is my favorite ( i collect snowman)

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful cards! Love the great design on the poinsettia one and the snowman is so cute.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring me! :o)

Artistic Angel said...

Your cards are really gorgeous!

Betty Neville said...

Love both cards Cheri! Your coloring is just fabulous!

Kary said...

Beautiful cards, Cheri!!! I love both of them. The traditional card is so elegant, and the second card is so fun. Great design!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous elegance, and an adorable scene, Cheri! Love them both!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Left you a little surprise on my blog, Lucky Stamper today 12/4.

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