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Welcome Winter with this Happy Christmas Bunch

October 9, 2018

Whether you are working on your Christmas cards, holiday tags and décor, everyday winter greetings, or masculine designs… our newest release, Welcome Winter, has something for everyone! Join us over the next few weeks as we take a closer look at the new stamps and dies included in this collection.

All new products (and a look at the complete catalog) will be available in our online store VERY SOON on Wednesday, October 10–TOMORROW!

Today we’re sharing with you several different ways to use our new transparent stamp set, 30-520 Christmas Bunch.

First we have a watercolor scene featuring the adorable little snowman from this set.

Products featured on the card above: 30-513 Winter Sentiments, 30-520 Christmas Bunch, 30-511 Peaceful

Design details: Onto Canson 140 Lb. Cold-Press Watercolor Paper, stamp snowman using Memento Ink (Toffee Crunch). Stamp snowman a second time onto masking paper, fussy cut, and adhere to first stamped image on the scene to be used as a mask. Stamp trees in background using Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye Ink (Fern Green). Paint entire scene with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors and add additional shading to snowman with colored pencils. Stamp snowflakes using Memento Ink (Toffee Crunch). Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil).

Continuing with the wonderful winter watercolor, this sweet polar bear looks ready to open his gifts.

Products featured on the card above: 30-521 Nose to Nose, 30-520 Christmas Bunch, 30-514 Season’s Marvel, 30-512 Joyful Sentiments

Design details: Onto Canson 140 Lb. Cold-Press Watercolor Paper, stamp bear using Memento Ink (Toffee Crunch). Stamp bear a second time onto masking paper, fussy cut, and adhere to first stamped image to be used as a mask. Stamp mountains in background using Distress Ink (Weathered Wood). Remove masks and paint entire scene with Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box watercolors. Add additional shading to bear using colored pencils. Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil, Poppy, Carnation Red). Stamp ‘JOY’ sentiment using stamp positioning tool (MISTI) in order to stamp multiple times and darken color.

Next, this same polar bear gets a new look when combined with our new Creative Die set, 51-455 3 Snowflakes.

Products featured on the card above: 30-520 Christmas Bunch, 51-455 3 Snowflakes, 51-440 Elegant Stitching, 51-418 Wavy Stitch Edges, 30-510 Snowflake Sentiments

Design details: To create background, ink white cardstock with Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Inks (Sunflower, Orange Blossom) and Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge) using an ink blending tool and foam pads. Add die cut snowflakes and extra small snowflakes using a white gel pen. Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil). Bear stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut in order to add to the scene along with die cut snowbanks.

This snowman building teddy bear is also from the Christmas Bunch (30-520) stamp set and he’s having lots of festive fun. His holiday scene was created with our new Creative Die set, 51-475 Winter Roof, and miniature 3 x 4 inch transparent stamp set, 30-518 Stillness.

Products featured on the card above: 30-520 Christmas Bunch, 51-475 Winter Roof, 30-516 Smile All Season, 30-518 Stillness

Design details: To create background, ink white cardstock with Ranger Archival Inks (Veridian, Aquamarine) and Distress Ink (Antique Linen) using an ink blending tool and foam pads. Add die cut bulbs colored with Copic markers. Trees stamped using Veridian ink, using a stamp positioning tool (MISTI) allowing for multiple impressions to darken the color. Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil). Snowman and bear scene stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut in order to add to the scene along with hand trimmed snow/ground.

And the Christmas Bunch (30-520) fun doesn’t stop there. We have one more card idea with this stamp set, combining this cute critter with our new Creative Die set, 51-470 Cut Out Wreath.

Products featured on the card above: 30-520 Christmas Bunch, 51-470 Cut Out Wreath, 30-516 Smile All Season, 51-465 Mitten Stocking, 51-449 Lamp Post

Design details: To create background, ink white cardstock with Memento Inks (Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove) using an ink blending tool and foam pads. Die cut wreath from this background and layer onto dark green cardstock. Embellish with bow, pine sprigs, and bear—all colored with Copic markers. Finally, add small die cut snowflakes around the wreath. Sentiment stamped with Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil).

Before you go, don’t miss this week’s card on our SIMPLICITY site…


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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol Cooney permalink
    October 9, 2018 2:39 am

    I love all the new stamps you’ve shown today. It is so great that you have included the techniques with them. Thanks so much.

  2. October 9, 2018 6:09 am

    These cards are AMAZING! Fantastic backgrounds and totally beautiful!

  3. mjmarmo permalink
    October 9, 2018 6:23 am

    Such gorgeous new stamps! The cards are just amazing!

  4. Donna Whitten permalink
    October 9, 2018 7:10 am

    So much cuteness! Love it all!

  5. October 9, 2018 9:08 am

    Adorable stamp. Beautiful cards, especially that first snowman scene one.

  6. barbara lassiter permalink
    October 9, 2018 9:59 am

    Love these new stamps. Thanks for the tips on how the beautiful cards were created.

  7. Debbie P permalink
    October 9, 2018 11:47 am

    All the cards are fantastic.

  8. Kathrynmakielski permalink
    October 9, 2018 3:20 pm

    I’m unable to open tbis in the present form….could you please resend it? Thank you

    Sen from my iPhone

  9. Patty Hawkins permalink
    October 10, 2018 6:07 am

    Love all the new stamps. They make beautiful cards!!

  10. MARGARET COOMER permalink
    October 10, 2018 6:16 am

    Oh my gosh -I WANT THEM ALL! My shopping cart will be overflowing!

  11. Debra K Ducsay permalink
    October 10, 2018 6:26 am

    these cards are adorable, thank you for including the details to make them

  12. Dana Hansen permalink
    October 10, 2018 7:24 am

    Love Love Love the new designs – especially with the polar bears!

  13. Eileen permalink
    October 10, 2018 8:29 am

    This collection is beautiful! Those little polar bears…well I have no words.

  14. Marie Giordano Campagna permalink
    October 10, 2018 2:06 pm

    The new Christmas release is amazing. Love the polar bears

  15. Marisela Delgado permalink
    October 10, 2018 3:06 pm

    That polar bear is SUPER cute.

  16. Colleen D Moore permalink
    October 10, 2018 8:56 pm

    looking very winter like brrrr

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