I hope you’re ready for another ESAD Christmas Blog Hop!
What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
You should have arrived here from the blog of Pauline Bennetts, but don't worry if you're missed it ... all the blogs are linked, so you can hop around in a big circle until you get back here, and see all the fabulous projects we have prepared for you.
Before I show you today's cards I really must apologise for the quality of these photos. I don't know if it's me, or the cards, or the light, but I took tons of pics and this was the best I could manage (it's probably me lol). Anyway ...
For my first card I've used Cherry Cobbler cardstock as the base. To this I've added a piece of window sheet as the card front, and stamped on it with Frost White shimmer paint. It takes quite a while to dry, and although the shimmer doesnt show up in the photo, in real life it's really lovely. I've used textured Whisper White cardstock and the Merry Details Sizzlet die to cut the tiny trees and snowflake. They are adhered with glue dots, and I've added a couple of Rhinestone Jewels for extra sparkle. The greeting is from Curly Cute and is embossed in white on the inside of the card. A Whisper White Taffeta ribbon finished it off.
My next card also uses the Merry Details Sizzlet die (you might need your sunnies lol).
Sorry for the glare that hits you in the eye. I had to take this outside in the sun so you could actually see that the snowflakes are "suspended" on fine gold thread. Two of the snowflakes were adhered together with the thread in the middle, so I could suspend them in the window that I cut in the front of the card. The brushed gold edge around the inside of the window is actually a full panel on the inside of the card, and very conveniently hides the threads. The snowflakes are painted with Frost White shimmer paint too, and a frame was added with slivers of brushed gold cardstock.
I added tiny rhinestones to finish off the front of the card, and adhered a panel of Cherry Cobbler to the inside. Shows the shadows nicely don't you think? lol
Now it's time to hop off to see what fabulous projects Tanya Bell has created.
Thanks for dropping in,