Saturday, 28 November 2020

Social Stamping - Merry & Bright

Hello and welcome everyone to another fun Social Stamping Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Kelly Kent. This was a beautiful idea that started earlier in the year as Covid 19 affected our ability to connect and stamp together and as that has inproved for us here in Australia, it has turned into a monthly event. This month the theme is Merry & Bright which is perfect with Christmas only a few weeks away. So I hope that you can grab a cuppa and hop along through all the blogs and be inspired for your own Christmas creations.

You may have arrived from the fabulous Sandra Collett and her beautiful projects or you may be starting here. To continue on the journey you can either click the Social Stamping graphic at the top to see the full list of participants or simply use the Next button at the bottom of each blog post.

I have created two cards using a combination of stamps - the gorgeous Peace & Joy bundle and Coming Home dies plus a favourite pet themed stamp set from my stash. I used a similar theme for my Just Add Ink design team card this week too.  For the landscaped card the background is sponged and then drops of water added to create the snow effect and the cute pups were coloured with Copics.

The same idea was used for this card except for the background. Before inking, some splatters of Distress Resist Spray were used to add clear, shiny, textural drops. This also seals the colour of whatever is underneath - in this case, white! And gives the snow a more 3D effect. Then the layers of ink and card stock were applied as before. 

Here you can hopefully see the texture in the background and shine too- it's a little more realistic of a blizzard. Whilst I love SU and they are always where I turn first for stamping ideas, I do like to occasionally add other ideas and stamps into my collection to help learn new things and keep experimenting with new techniques.

 Thanks for stopping by today. Next you are off to see the lovely Sheila Pybus and her gorgeous projects. 

Card stock: Whisper White, Thick and Standard, Silver Foil
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness
Stamps: Peace & Joy
Accessories: Die Cutting machine, Joy Dies, Home Together Dies, Metallic Sequins (Retired), Wink of Stella
Non SU: Stamps: Deck The Howls (MFT), Distress Resist Spray (TH Ranger), Copic Markers, Distress Inks

Til next time,


  1. Love love love the splattering technique in the sky with your amazing blending!! One day, I hope to be brave enough to try this too!! What a fabulous card!!

  2. Such cute cards, Jan! Love the sponged background and all the elements you've brought together to create these fabulous cards x

  3. Your cards are gorgeous Jan. So cute combining the Peace and Joy bundle with the delightful colouring of the background and the cute little critters. xxx

  4. Your cards are so cute. The sponging looks amazing and the droplets of water and the distress resist spray do make it look like snow. Great job.