Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Endless Wishes

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This time we are hopping along with the fun and popular holiday set, Endless Wishes.  If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Deb Burgin's blog.  Deb has such a lovely style!

This set is perfect for clean & simple cards.

Using Clean&Simple Layout #299 and also playing along with Mix-Ability Challenge #79, Glued, I mixed reinker and Elmer's glue to stamp some of the snowflake images.  This gives a fun, dimensional look. 

My coloring media (two or more required) were Classic ink, Elmer's glue mixture, and Encore Silver ink. This card is also a sneak peek to this Friday's mashup challenge.

Stamps: Endless Wishes; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Whisper White; Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz reinker, Smoky Slate reinker, Encore Silver; Accessories: Silver baker's twine, Frosted Sequins, Clear EP, Elmer's glue, Dimensionals.

Another Mix-Ability challenge, Rice, Rice, Baby!, calls for watercoloring and sprinkling the background with rice.  Then set aside to dry completely.  This makes for a very interesting background.

The first time around, I didn't have enough background color, so I had to try again with some watercolor paint.  Same paper; there's no wasting in watercoloring.

I chose my sentiment so it wasn't specifically a holiday card.  I could use it in January as well.  :)  I imagine this was the view out Buffalo's front window recently.

Stamps: Endless Wishes; Paper: Smoky Slate, All is Calm DSP, Silver Foil sheet, Watercolor paper; Ink: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Basic Gray; Accessories: Koi Watercolor Paint, Watercolor brush, Rice.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what lovelies the fabulous Ann Schach has put together with Endless Wishes

 

12 comments:

WebDeb said...

What cool techniques! I love the subtle colors of that first card, and the matting is very appealing. (Also, I love the screen in the back!) Beautiful job!

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome cards, Heidi! I love both of your techniques. The colors on both a fit the set to make them look totally different. Something new to try goes on the list. Thanks for the inspiration!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards, Heidi! I love how classy the first one is, and the background on the second one is stunning!

Tanya Boser said...

I love to see what fun techniques you will be using each hop, and you did not disappoint this time either! I can't pick a favorite, they are both gorgeous :) I am going to have to try both of these techniques soon!

Rochelle Blok said...

Great techniques Heidi. I love the dimension and colouring of the first card and the background of the second card is stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Smith said...

Wow - both these techniques are new to me. Can't wait to give them a try. Wonderful cards, Heidi!

Ann Schach said...

What fun techniques, Heidi! Your cards are so clean and elegant. I LOVE the "rice patterned" paper you created for the second card. That shade of blue is stunnng!

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful!

Dawn MacKay said...

Your cards are so soft and pretty!

Carol Carriveau said...

I was very happy with your first card, love plain and simple cards...then I saw the colors of the second card....wow...sooo pretty!

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the layout and colors on your cards and what neat techniques to try! Rice, really? Cool!

Mike said...

Perfect CAS creations. But the first one is so beautiful. Simplicity!