Saturday, November 30, 2013

PK Celebrate Christmas Blog Hop

Good morning! I'm excited to be hopping with my alumni friends and the 2013 team over at Peachy Keen Stamps this morning! You should have arrived here from Michelle - if not, you might want to check the entire line-up at the bottom of this post...I know there will be tons of inspiration, and one pretty fabulous prize!


I pulled out my favorite Peachy Keen Christmas set - the November 2012 Kit of the Month to make my card - using a technique I was inspired by on THIS post at Paper Crafts Connection to stamp two layers of vellum, then stack them together!


Here is a small picture of this kit - I love the deer! But I also wanted to use one of the adorable sentiments, and that leafy branch stamp - there is always so much fun variety in these sets, and for such a great deal! You really just can't go wrong!

I started off by stamping the deer on one piece of vellum, as well as the branches in darker ink. I colored the sweet deer in with my Copic markers. I layered another piece of vellum over the top, and stamped the branch in a lighter green ink.


The ink I used was MFT dye ink - and the trick, I found, was to use my heat gun and thoroughly dry it before touching it! That was the only way I could find to get it not to smear! For the deer, I used black Staz-on ink.


I stamped the sentiment on the front layer, then attached them together, before adding a strip of Avery Elle woodgrain paper on each side, and attaching it to a card back. The front kind of looks like a stained glass window - love the effect it gave!


You're next stop on the hop is the amazing Gigi

Don't forget to leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win the giveaway! Comments will be accepted until Midnight Central December 1st! Thanks for stopping by - and have a wonderful weekend!

Blog Hop Order:
Heather Hoffman (you are here)

62 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL job with your sweet Christmas card, it looks GORGEOUS with that little PK Deer!!!Hope you are having a great Holiday weekend!! :)

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  2. Love this deer! He's too cute. :)

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  3. This is such a neat technique, Heather! I love that sweet deer! ~Hugs, Saundra

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  4. What a neat technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  5. This card is super sweet.

    TFS
    Sue
    shannegan 16 @ att .n et

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  6. This is so great! Love that cute little deer.

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  7. Absolutely tooooo charming! LOVE the little Rudolph and the technique showcases him ever so wonderfully! You and PK = perfect recipe for 'magic'!
    c

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  8. very cute card and Rudolph is just adorable!

    evascrapslife@gmail.com

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  9. This is such a neat card Heather! LOVE the woodgrain sides and frosted look in the middle! The deer is adorable too!

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  10. Gorgeous card with fab coloring of the adorable Rudolph!
    ♥♥♥ Margreet

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  11. Very nice card. You did a great job giving it a nice layered effect.

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  12. So cool Heather! Love all the layers and velum technique. Always fun to see your cards :)

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  13. Love the layer idea! The deer is just so darn cute!!!!

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  14. Such a cute card! I am a PK newbie and soooo hoping to win to build my stash of PK's.

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  15. Adorable I love how you used vellum! Amazing job!
    Samantha

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  16. What a cute idea. I just want to open the window and warm him up

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  17. This is so SWEET!!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

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  18. Great technique and sweet card.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  19. Love the reindeer, I'm just starting my Christmas cards and I'm going to be using this set too.

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  20. This came out super cute! Great technique with the vellum. Great sentiment to use for the holidays and the deer is too cute!

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  21. Interesting technique. May have to try this on a card.

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  22. Such a sweet card and great idea!

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  23. What a great idea I love your card!!! :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com

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  24. Wow... that is such a cute card :)

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  25. What a wonderful technique. I love using copics, stamps and vellum..but have never layered them before. What a neat idea. TFS

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  26. Such a cute little deer stamp. Great card and idea. Very cute!!

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  27. Thanks for sharing this cool technique! Your card is really nice!

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  28. Sweet card - love the reindeer and your use of vellum.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  29. This is so adorable Heather! Love the PK stamp you used and the fun card LO!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!
    Jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  30. Absolutely adorable!!! This is such a sweet card Heather!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Liz O
    unikebyyes {at} yahoo {com}

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  31. what a cute design! I love the use of double vellum, add an even more soft effect! Very very sweet! Thanks for the inspiration

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  32. A little dear standing in a forest of trees. Perfect!

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  33. Very cute and great technique with the vellum.

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  34. Fabulous effect with the velum and loved the way you stamped the branches - Super job on this one

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  35. Very adorable card!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  36. What a neat idea! love it!
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  37. Will love yo try this technique.

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  38. This is great thank you for showing us this and for sharing your talent with us.

    Kimberly Colson

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  39. Hi Heather. This reindeer window design is beautiful. I can tell here how large the stamp really is. Nice project!!!

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  40. Cute card! Love the vellum technique. :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  41. The little dear is one of my favorite pks stamps.

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  42. This set is one of my favorite!! I love the technique you used. Beautiful job!

    Jennifer.rose112@gmail.com

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  43. What a great idea, sandwiching the layers of vellum together to make it look like stained glass. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us.

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  44. What a fabulous technique - I love the look! Beautiful card ♥

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  45. Great card Heather, love your technique and this too is one of my favorite stamp sets! TFS
    Jeffbrianna@me.com

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  46. I love that set too!! Very pretty card!!

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  47. Fun card!! I will have to give this technique a try. :)
    Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Lori

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  48. Beautiful card! Love the deer!

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  49. How sweet is this card! Love that technique!!!

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