Thursday, September 13, 2018

Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Good morning! Today is a fun blog hop with Technique Tuesday featuring some of the fun new Christmas products that released in August and September! There will also be even more coming in October and November! I'm featuring the new Nativity Silhouettes paired up with Classic Christmas Sentiments in two cards today to share for the hop:


For my first card, I created a watercolor galaxy background for my scene. I started by heat embossing my image and sentiment in clear on watercolor cardstock, then created my galaxy over the top with watercolors. 


The heat embossing resists the watercolor, and when I finished, I cleaned off the image and sentiment with a clean damp cloth very carefully to make sure it popped out well.


Next up, I went with a completely unexpected color combination and some distress oxide inks: 


For this one, I stamped and heat embossed my image on white cardstock, then masked off a ground line and added distress oxide inks blended around the image, switching the mask partway through to add the ground.


I also added some splatters of Perfect Pearls mixed with water to the background.


Make sure and leave a comment before you leave - Technique Tuesday is giving away a gift certificate to someone who leaves a comment along the hop today!

Here is the entire blog hop list so you don't get lost along the way:

Heather (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


26 comments:

  1. I like the different looks you achieved with this nativity set.

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  2. Wow, I'm loving your cards especially the first one!

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  3. Heather, oh my gosh, both of these cards are stunning! I gasped when I saw that first one, btw. The colors, the combination, everything! It's beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love the different color variations!

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  5. Wow, wow, wow, especially to the first one! Jesus is the reason for the season!

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  6. Oh, Heather! Your cards are over the moon fabulous!! I am so wanting that Nativity Silhouette stamp, as well as the Classic Christmas Sentiments. My favourites of this release.

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  7. WHAT GREAT backgrounds! These are sooo creative! Just amazing!

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  8. Oh my, both cards
    are gorgeous! Love
    the background in
    the first one.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. These are wonderful cards...love the galaxy card 'technique'...oh, pardon the pun! :D

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  10. That galaxy background ๐Ÿ˜ and the soft pastel one too ๐Ÿ˜ฎ your pretty amazing!!

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  11. Woww!! Gorgeous cards!! The first one is just stunning! <3

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  12. Wow, that first BG is AWEmazingly spectacular!
    Beautiful cards, Heather.

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  13. These cards are just lovely! I can't decide which one I like better.

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  14. Wow!! The embossing resist technique is awesome on these cards and I really love the dramatic look of your first card.

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  15. Two fabulous cards! But that first one is really stunning!! The galaxy background is awesome and I love how you created the "glow".

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  16. Wonderful cards Heather! I love the contrast of soft and delicate vs bold and vibrant? Fantastic designs!

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  17. I love the colors you chose for your cards...quite a contrast.

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  18. Wow these embossed resists are amazing...love the galaxy one.

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  19. Love the pastel colors with the nativity.
    The first card really speaks cold.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Wow!!! Fabulous cards!!! I'm totally in love for the background on your first one!!!

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  21. I love this stamp set, and you highlighted it so well. I love the light coming from the manger and the star in your galaxy background. And what an interesting idea with the pastel one. I don't often think of pastel for Christmas, but I do use it for baby cards, so this is a really nice combo of both card "genres". Thanks for sharing with us!

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  22. These are two very different cards but equally great !! I might have a slight preference for the first one because of the galaxy background that gives more depth to the design. But the pastel color combo is quite fun too !! Thanks for sharing your process. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  23. Beautiful cards! I am especially fond of the top card! That background is absolutely gorgeous! I really love how the star and the manger with baby Jesus are highlighted and the main focus! Very beautiful looking!

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