Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration



I was so super excited when my friend Jess asked me to be a part of her Crafty Christmas Collaboration series! If you are new to the collaboration please visit the original post by Jess here. Basically we all know what its like to face last minute holiday cards and as a way to combat this Jess decided to make cards all year long. As an extra exciting way to keep up the spirit she decided to invite her friends to play along in a crafty collaboration. Each of us put together some supplies to send and an extra for ourselves and this is what we used to make our cards! I was so anxious to see what she would send! See what she made with my supplies here!



Oh man I had a tough time deciding what to send! I had picked out four different company stamp sets and just couldn't narrow it down. So like Christy did last month I snooped her feeds for what she didn't show having used before. This cut out two companies right away. And in the end I had to go with Lawn Fawn since that was the company I bought my first real set of stamp from. Since I didn't get to use this set over the holidays, I figured it was the perfect time to bring it out! I went a little overboard in sending stuff I hoped she would like...


And so here is what she sent me:



I was immediately inspired by what she sent that I sat down that day to make my card. I mean who can resist The Greeting Farm? Jess must have snooped too because I don't own this set. (but I plan on fixing that really soon) As well as the Be Merry Sentiment from Wplus9. That sentiment set was my go to this year. 

For my own card I did a quick distress ink background, a little copic coloring and finished it off with some layers of Lawn Fawn papers. Which I also didn't use much of this year even though they are very much in my favorite colors!


and a close up: 



When I got Jess' supplies I was in the middle of playing with my new Distress Ink Oxides and decided to do a bunch of ink smooshed backgrounds. These are some of my favorite non traditional colors for the holiday.  I used the same inks to color the scarf on the bead. Jess knows how much I love to watercolor and my images were stamped on watercolor paper so I had a blast watercoloring all my stuff. I just had to use all the critters and used the banner to tie everything together. I even had to add tiny stars to the bears scarf. 




and a close up:

Seriously this bear tho!



Please head over to Jess' blog to discover what she made with our supplies. Be sure to leave a comment at both our blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn! Plus you can link up your own cards all year long at Jess's blog for a chance to win a big grand prize in December so you have to go check it out!

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

  1. Sooo creative! Especially love that background. Gorgeous

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  2. Love your watercoloring
    on the background and
    the scarves! Wonderful
    cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  3. It always makes cards look special with a bit of water colouring in the background. Sort of takes that blank white look away.

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  4. I like the layers and plaid on the coffee card and the watercolor background for the adorable critters.

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  5. Wonderful cards! The coffee card is great for all year long! Love the plaid! The bear & bunnies are adorable also. I love this idea & plan to share it with 2 of my friends.

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  6. Your watercolored backgrounds are wonderful. I love your cards.

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  7. I love both of your cards! Such pretty coloring! The exchange of packets is so fun and I enjoy seeing what you and Jess did with the things you got! Very fun collaboration!

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  8. Very pretty card. I love how you did the background, I have been eyeing those oxide distress inks.

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  9. Such great cards, I especially love the second one 💙 beautiful background !

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  11. Oh boy I agree I have to have these stamp sets now too!!!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and what a great idea to get ready for Christmas (mailing)..

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  13. Great cards. Very pretty and inspirational:)

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  14. Love your cards, both so different but striking.

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  15. fun! love how vibrant these inks are in your projects!

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  16. Both cards are absolutely adorable <3 And in my all-time favorite colors, too :-D

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  17. I love coffee cards! They are so yummy and versatile. But I really love what you've done with the Christmas critters card. The blue and purple on white gives a cold, chilly feel to this fun card. And I love how you've tied in the colors by adding a pop of each to the scarves.

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  18. Beautiful cards :) love the water coloring

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  19. Im loving that background. Did you shoot any video?

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  20. Wow, these are two really gorgeous cards and I LOVE the smooshed ink background. Lawn Fawn is always a favorite of mine as well.

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  21. I just love your style, and both cards are adorable. The inky backgrounds give a nice shot of color that still let the images take center stage....awesome!

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  22. Love both cards and the smooshing backgrounds. I have not used my oxide inks. Hopefully I will find time this week to play.

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  23. Such fun cards. Also love your technique of adding colour without doing a lot of actual colouring. I'm a huge fan of non-traditional colours for Chrismas cards, so these are right up my alley. Still waiting for my oxide inks to arrive from the UK.

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  24. This is an interesting idea and I love your finished cards.

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  25. These are fabulous cards. I love the ink smooshing and sweet images.

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