Sunday, August 25, 2019

ESAD - Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Bog Hop, this one we are showcasing some of the new products in the Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 4 September.  This catalogue has so many wonderful products for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and New Years, and I am excited to see what everyone has made for this hop.

I was really quite well behaved in the pre-order and only bought a few products including Gleaming Christmas Bundle, Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP and 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon. I decided to make two quite different cards with these products.

My first card I stamped and punched just the little ornaments, one with copper embossing and two with Night of Navy. I did use a copper pen I have in my stash to draw in the "string" for each of them. A small strip of copper foil along side the DSP strip really helps pull out the beautiful copper in the DSP.  For the sentiment I actually cut off the "&" from the sentiment as I will use it slightly far more this way. 

My second card has a more regal look with a copper foil frame over some of the subtly patterned DSP.  I then stamped and punched two of the large ornaments, on in Navy and one in Mossy Meadow, then used my aqua painter to add the opposite colour to the details. I love how this turned out and used the same technique to add colour to the small copper embossed ornament.  The sentiment is cut from the 1/2" ribbon, this is such an easy way to add a sentiment with gold embossing to a card!

Well, that's it from me, I hope you are inspired by my projects. I am loving this bundle of products and can't wait to get more Christmas cards made using them. Now its time to hop on over to Maree's blog and see what she has created with the wonderful new products.

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Happy Stamping


  1. Two lovely cards, Monique. I also like your blog makeover. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Such beautiful cards - this dsp is stunning.

  3. Oooh so pretty. I adore that second card with the copper frame. Stunning

  4. Two beautiful cards Monique, I love the copper details on both of them. The use of the ribbon for a sentiment is very clever.

  5. Gorgeous cards, the copper foil looks stunning

  6. Ooh I really love both of these cards, Monique. This suite was top of my list for pre-order but I haven't used it as yet. These cards just gave me the push I needed to get started. Thanks for sharing x

  7. Love these, Mon!! Now you need to work out how to use the negative for the Copper Foil remains, hey :)


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