Saturday, 7 October 2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop - Day 1




Welcome to Day 1 of the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! You should have come from Catherine's blog (full blog list below)
If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this amazing collection of Stamps, Dies and other goodies.
And make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 10th before the public. These collections almost always sell out, so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hop, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!
Christmas cards are my favourite to make - I love making them all year long - they're bright and cheerful and happy! And this collection is absolutely full of wonderful products - like the Ornamental Background stamp that I masked and stamped for this card. I love the retro feel of these ornaments and the whimsy of these bright colours.

Stamps: Ornamental Background, 'Tis the Season
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle (Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval collection)
Inks: Rockin' Red, Tiki Torch, Aquatini, Lime Rickey




For a completely different, more elegant feeling, I also made this:
Stamps: 'Tis the Season
Dies: Wreath of Joy
Inks: Midnight, Rockin' Red, Tutti Frutti

I started by smooshing Rockin' Red and Tutti Frutti onto some watercolour cardstock. Once it was dry, I cut out the 'Joy' die from Wreath of Joy and inlaid it into my popped up sentiment strip.  I randomly stamped a branch from 'Tis the Season - I thought about colouring it but I thought it looked so pretty just in black and white. I did emboss it with some sparkly embossing powder for sparkle. I love how the red pops! 

Finally, I used some of the sentiments in the Here we Come A-Caroling set to create a Christmas Carol!
Stamps: Here We Come A-Caroling
Dies: WinterHaven
Inks: Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Black Jack

I embossed the star and 3 sentiments in white before blending a night sky with Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed and Black Jack. I used the Winterhaven dies to create my snowline, trees and church with warm, welcoming lights.






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Ingrid said...

Gorgeous my friend!!!! Love all three. :)

NancyLynn said...

Very nice! The JOY card is very elegant!

Kira N. said...

Oh, wow!! All 3 cards are absolutely beautiful!

Theresa Robinson said...

Love all three of your cards...so pretty! Thanks for the video showing how you did the masking on the background stamp. Very cool!

Marcia HIll said...

All three of these are just lovely, but I am absolutely in LOVE with your bright and bold 1st card! Thanks for including the how to video...can't wait to try this one!! :0)

Debbie said...

Love the idea of masking the rubber stamp background! Cute cards.

The Bakers said...

Your first card is so cleverly done! Thanks for the video to show how you did that.

Amy C. said...

Lovely cards for the season!

tara powell said...

Your cards are gorgeous! This box of goodness is fabulous.

Lila Taylor said...

These cards are awesome!!!

Chris said...

Love all your cards.

ann greene said...

I love, love, love these cards. The process on the first one was simple but you'd never know by looking at the card. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Kreider said...

Love all of these! So creative with that background stamp and masking!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Wow Ardyth! So bright and cheerful!! Beautiful cards!

Linda Peabody said...

Great cards. I particularly like the Silent Night one.

Joanne G said...

Love all of these cards. I was wondering how you did the ornaments from the background stamp. I don't think I would have thought to mask it like that. Awesome!

Marjorie King said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Love the video showing how to use the big stamp to get just one row.

Elise Smith said...

Wow! Wonderful cards! I love the colorful ornaments and the Christmas carol sentiments :)

Nora N. said...

I am in awe of the ornament card and I love how you stamped the background like you did!! so cool!!

Sarah said...

Love your designs!

Nancy Salkeld said...

Fabulous cards, Ardyth! Love that masked ornament card, so fun! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Becky Rohwer said...

Fantastic cards. The Joy card caught my eye first, then I watched the video for the ornament card and then I scrolled down and saw the Silent Night card. As I said fantastic cards.

Ann Cifaldi said...

I love the black and white card with the red joy, it just pops. All the cards are awesome.

Clare Nemeth said...

Love the cards! Can't wait for the release!

Alicia Lutman said...

Each are so different! Love the versatility of this collection! Beautiful!

Cindy Pryor said...

I like all of your cards, with my favorite being the one with the Christmas carol on it, Silent Night. Beautiful use of colors!

Nana Donna said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love how you did the joy card

Cherie Criswell said...

I love how you use the background stamp as a main stamp. I would not of thought of that on my own. All very cool cards

janice hilton said...

Oh...WOW. These cards are works of art. Thank you so much for the inspirations.

Jennifer K said...

Looks like a fabulous SOA collection! Great cards!

Purwa Singhania said...

These are just amazng! Love your videos!

Vivian said...

Love them all, but the elegance and simplicity of the Joy card is gorgeous! I wondered how you masked the background stamp...thanks so much for sharing your technique!

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Wow, love all three of your cards. Amazing, thanks so much for sharing your technique.

Barbara Woodard said...

Love all of your cards. Such an amazing collection!! I have to work Tuesday so I am hoping to win a box!!

Jean Mervine said...

Beautiful cards. Very creative use of the ornaments on background stamp!

Peggy McCullar said...

Beautiful! I love the inspiration from these hops... I definitely want to try masking that background stamp! Colors are so vibrant and yummy!!!

Jayna Goins said...

OMGEEEEE! I love your Winterhaven cards!!!

Avra Williams said...

Great cards! I LOVE your first ornament card! Very clever!

Ida Cutler said...

These cards are beautiful - so bright and cheery. Love em!

Tasha Dawson said...

Love Love Love your joy card!! Thank you for sharing!

Christy Borfitz said...

Wow!These cards are amazing! I absolutely love the ornament card and I am excited to try the technique from the video!

Colleen Balija said...

These are gorgeous cards, Ardyth!

Ellen C said...

These cards are amazing - love them. Thanks for sharing.

Ware said...

Love them all, but especially the black and white!

Connie Brooks said...

Oh my gosh...what a pretty slick way of masking the background stamp. You can tell you are an artist, as you teach us so much. I love the tips and tricks you share. Your card is pretty nifty and just plain PRETTY.

Janis said...

All of these cards are great! Love the video!

Rae Moan said...

I kept saying oh THIS one is my favorite as I viewed each card. After seeing all three I have decided they are ALL my favorite!

Lacey Willetts said...

Such a smart idea to use post its on the Tis the Season card. I will have to try this technique out. Thank you for the idea!

Michele Strickland said...

Very Beautiful and creative cards. Thank you for sharing

Susan Eliot said...

Love these cards! Especially love the bright ornament one - what an ingenious way to create the card!!

Jane M said...

Great selection of cards! Thank you for the video showing how you made a mask and then stamped each ornament in a different color! Neat way to color the scalloped edge for your background! Great ideas!

edejesus331 said...

That elegant Joy card is SO my style! Great pieces!

Sandy McAllister said...

Awesome cards All so different and wonderul

Colleen said...

Very clever masking! Really enjoy the 2nd card with the simple elegance.

Linda said...

Such lovely creations. Loving this SOA box.

Shirley A. said...

Your samples have made my decision so easy! I have to have it!!!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love all three cards! But the black and white with the pop of red Joy is spectacular!

Barbara Brennan said...

The JOY card in its simplicity is such a elegant design with just three colors. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for showing how you masked the ornament background to create foreground stamped images! Sometimes we don't look beyond the obvious use of a background stamp.

Lynda said...

Love the fabulous colours you have used - a multi-coloured Christmas.

Christine_sz said...

Your cards are lovely! I especially like the first one using the new background stamp by isolating individual images. Stark and lovely!

Jill D. said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the Silent Night. Love the colors and the details.
Jill D.

Rhonda Price said...

Beautiful!

Shelley Banghart said...

Wow~! Such amazing cards. Love the first one with those colors.

Pam Wells said...

Love all of your cards!

Jodi Wayman said...

Amazing cards! All are so beautiful but I especially love the Silent Night card

Jenny said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing the video!

Debrah Binard said...

The cards are really nice. I especially love the old world charm of the last card!

Ebrown said...

OMG! Love how you used that background stamp! So creative. Love the simplicity of the Joy card. So pretty.

Mrs. Lowry said...

Great cards. I love the boldness of the bright colors and the elegance of the black and red. So versatile!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love them all, but the last one is my favorite.

Susan Asselin said...

Great ideas and wonderful variety. Beautiful work

Nana Griffin said...

As I scrolled down and saw each card I was in awe. These are all so lovely and I was wondering how you did that with the background stamp so thanks for the video.

Denise said...

Wow, that's all I kept saying as I scrolled down, I love them all.

Rose W said...

Great days ahead with this collection. I can hardly bear the excitement of it all!!

Joyce Spear said...

Great cards! I'm so glad you did a video on the first card or I would have been puzzling for days on how you did it, lol. The second card is so elegant, it may be my fave!

Donna Neal said...

I can't thank you enough, Ardyth, for including the video for making your first card - you made it look so easy which gives me the confidence to try it myself. :) Your second card is indeed elegant - especially like the 'Joy' in red. Your third card gave off such a peaceful, nostalgic feeling - love it! Thanks for taking time to be on the design team and share your creations!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers Ardyth, three fabulous creations! Love the masking technique on the large back ground stamp - brilliant!

Kristine said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Kay Roose said...

I love your Joy card. I can see casing it with many other sentiments.
Thank you!

Elaine said...

Beautiful cards, love the font on the sentiments

Susan Jennings said...

Love all three cards- but I must admit to my jaw dropping on how you used the background stamp to creat the first. Thanks so much for the video on how you did it!! :)

Sue McRae said...

Three fabulous card designs! Love the delightful simplicity of the last card and all the inky goodness!

kt said...

Ok, when i first looked at your card using the background stamp I could NOT figure out how you did it. After watching the video I felt like a real dunce lol. Just love the bright colors and simplicity.

Kristie Goulet said...

Absolutely LOVE all three of your cards, Ardyth! Stunning!!!

Sarah Greber said...

Beautiful cards as always. I love how you showed us how you created the separate images from that one background stamp. That is pretty awesome! The silent night card is really beautiful!

Karen said...

All three cards are gorgeous

Judy said...

So pretty, love them all.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Just gorgeous! I'm going to be very busy with this collection!

Vickie Buehler said...

Lovely cards! Can not just pick one, they are all wonderful in defferent ways!

Kris said...

Loved all your cards! That background stamp will be awesome to have, thanks for the video - I would never have thought of creating the ornaments that way!

SmilynStef said...

Every time I see those inks used, I come closer and closer to needing them all ... you may have pushed me over the edge. Brilliant designs ... gorgeous.

Sherry pappan said...

Amazing. The silent night card is beautiful

Posh Kitty said...

I love those cards. I think your Silent Night card has just given me some inspiration on my Christmas Card this year. Thank You

JmB said...

Gorgeous cards. Of corse I love the elegance of the black and white, but the colors used on the first are wonderful (new to and loving CP inks). Thank you for sharing.

tammejean said...

Love your beautiful cards

Jan Arnold said...

What fantastic cards! I especially like the first one because of the bright, non-tradtional colors. I'm excited about the joy die. I've been looking and searching for one that I love the font and this one looks perfect! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Mary Polanco said...

Oh my goodness, you have been busy making amazingness! These are all so gorgeous and unique. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

They are so wonderful! I love the bright colors and the Joy card, beautiful!!!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

The Joy card is amazing! I love how simple and elegant it is!

Lori Walker said...

I love your first card - so bright and vibrant! What a great tip for making out the stamp! I love it!!

Rose said...

Great cards. I especially like the clever way you used the background stamp on the first card.

Marge Hurtig said...

Such fun, whimsical, HAPPY cards....I love them all!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Chrystyna said...

LOVE all your cards!!! The first one is so vibrant and I love the use of that fabulous background stamp. The joy card is elegant and would make a great stamp a stack card. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Beverly Roachell said...

Thanks for showing how to use the ornamental background in different ways than just a background. Love the masking trick and use of the misty keep in line. And the colors, just a great card!

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love all three! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy said...

I love love love what you did with the retro ornaments!!! And the black and white with a pop of colour?! Great idea!

Denise Brafford said...

Love that they are so many different card ideas. Just what I was looking for!

coco said...

love all three especially the Joy card

Four11Lady said...

All of your cards are exquisite! So creative......thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Cheryl L. said...

So great! I just love that ornament stamp and card!

Unknown said...

I love all these cards.
Debbie Burnham

cindybearj said...

All your cards are fabulous! I love your color choices.

Lori Warren said...

Wonderful cards!

Susie Moore said...

I especially love the card you made with the background stamp masking!

Cynthia Simpson said...

Love all the cards. Genius on how you used the background stamp and masking technique.

KO said...

Love the idea of the ornamental background ornaments cards. Oh so pretty ❤️

Lynn Fletcher said...

Love how you made the first card and so quick.

jandbspiegel said...

Tis the Season is my absolute favorite. I can't believe how you created the scallop color background! Genius!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I adore these cards...love the wonderful colours and great stamps.

Jill said...

Wow, fabulous cards! Can't wait for Monday night.

Kelley H. said...

Beautiful job. Would love to win the box.

sunnicherry said...

Really lovely cards, so bright and merry

Michelle Wallace said...

WOW, I love all three of your cards. Thanks for the cool tip on the masking of the background stamp, that's genius!

TheWinstonFamily said...

WOW! love how you did the card in the video. All of them are beautiful.

BeverlyBL said...

Love what you did there with the ornaments. So colorful. But the not as colorful, but equally beautiful, black and white with the half in- half out red inlay is also outstanding. I love your beautiful background on the snowy, Christmas eve card. You always do a wonderful job.

Happy Little Crafter said...

The use of Stickles adds a professional finishing touch especially to holiday cards!

Nancy young said...

Wow, three cards all with different looks! Shows just how great this collection is going to be. Thanks for those gorgeous ideas!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work! Happy World CardMaking Day!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Oh that background stamp❤️❤️❤️ I LOVE what you did with it! All of your cards are stunning!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards and I can't wait for this release!

Karin W said...

I love how you made the different colors out of the background stamp!

Beautiful.

JenC said...

Wow!! Lovin' the elegance of the black and white 'Joy' card. The versatility of Catherine's sets is amazing!!

Karin W said...

I love how you separately stamped in different colors, the background stamp!

Sue Smith said...

Ardyth, I love your cards. I thought at first my favorite was the multi colored card, but then I saw the Joy card, simple but very stunning. And, I always love Christmas village type cards. Great cards.

Cindyloohoo said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love this new collection.

goaliemom36 said...

Wow, beautiful cards!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are gorgeous and your design are fabulous.

Theresa Knopf said...

Amazing cards!

Mary Nelson said...

I love your cards, very creative!!

ios_maine said...

Super cards - elegant and easy!

Sherry said...

Beautiful designs!

Jan Crissman said...

What a clever card on your video. I really like all three of your creations.

Sharon Nez said...

Oh my Ardyth!! Those cards are gorgeous!! All 3 of them!! Thank you for the technique video on your 1st card. The colors are so wonderful....and it's quite a CAS card! I love the simplicity of your black and white card as well. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Kathy Doyle said...

All awesome cards! Thanks for the video showing the how-to for the first card. Never would have thought of doing that!

Judy said...

Oh oh oh. How pretty these cards are. Tfs
God bless

canadian_liner said...

BRILLIANT masking of that big ornament background stamp. I love your square cards--different refreshing shape. The black-and-white-and-red one is indeed elegant. And I absolutely LOVE the musical carol card. Serene and peaceful wit that lovely winter sky.

Lindy said...

Especially love the Joy card. I'm always blown away by the design team's creativity!

Michelle Allison said...

All 3 cards are beautiful, but the last is my favorite. It reminds me of the clear cold nights I remember from winters growing up. Thanks for sharing this!

Cathy Morris said...

Wow! Those are some very hopping cards, so creative and unique. Thanks

Jill said...

Love all your cards and looks like a
great kit!!!!

Melissa Friedrich said...

All three Christmas cards are so pretty! I love the fun and festive ornaments, the pop of red Joy on the graphic black and white Card, and the beautiful wintry village night scene.

Robin Monsos said...

I love the ornament idea! Great color choices!

Jennifer Louthan said...

I'm all about the night skies. I love them.

Dee-Ann Gniewek said...

Love the ornament card! So cute!

Craftydancer said...

I love all three of your cards but the last one was my favorite. I love that song.

Cheryl

Tracy said...

Fabulous cards!! Love the Silent night words!

Trina said...

I really like all 3 of your cards. I really like the colors on the first card.

desertskyquilts said...

It was so fun to watch your fast forward video on making that card from the big stamp. I would never have thought of that, which is why I need people like you to wake me up to possibilities! Thanks for all three cards' inspiration and the chance to win the stamp set. dezertsuz at gmail

Melody said...

Wow! What a great idea to sponge dots onto the scalloped background piece. What a fun card! And the black and white with a pop of red is one of my favorite color combos too. Beautiful card. And I love your Christmas carol and night sky. So welcoming! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards, Ardyth, I love your blue one and also the ornamental background die, what a stunning way to use that!!

Rosemary Lettieri said...

Such a clever use of the ornament background stamp and colors!! The black and white with joy sentiment is so elegant. Nice to see different color ideas for holiday stamping!

Aunt Mary said...

I love them all but I think my favorite is the first one--love the bright colors and sim
plicy of this one.

Virtual Teacher said...

I am loving all the WInterhaven stamps!!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Love all three of your designs, Ardyth. They're all so unique, but equally beautiful! :)

Susan Wareham said...

Beautiful Inspiration need to come back to watch your video.

Sophia Blair said...

Love love love the we come caroling stamp set! I love these cards absolutely beautiful!

Cathy said...

WOW! Eautiful cards

Sherri said...

very nice cards

Linda Anderson said...

Love the variety of styles using the stamps in the SOA box!From the fun and bright ornaments, the sophisticated JOY with the pop of color and the serene Carol card. Just lovely!

Diane Kannawin said...

I like the Joy card best!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. My favorite is the last one.

Donna Hawkins said...

Amazing!! Love the pop of colors to the simplicity of the black and white cards. Yet all of them are stunning.

loceanjo said...

Love how you made the first card. All of these cards are stunning.

Anita Agler said...

Fantastic ideas on how to use the products .

beth said...

These cards are beautiful. Love the way you did the first one. Great techniques.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the framing on the first, using
the colors of the ornaments. the
winter scene is gorgeous with the
shading in the sky. The middle card
is plain and simple.
thanks for sharing.

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Brandy said...

Your cards are fantastic and very creative!!!

Joyce said...

I like the non traditional colors you used and the masking technique!

Deborah Mitchem said...

Really like the different styles and colors xhoices!

Ellen Fisher said...

Love your use of color contrast, Aryth!

Jenn Bowey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE..thor colors on the first card..they are all beauts..but that first one is so colorful..SO IN LOVE!

Fran said...

Wonderful cards! I like the use of orange on the ornament card - a little bit retro and out of the ordinary, and your night sky is really pretty. Thanks for showing us such different styles - love them all!

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Cheryl Ellison said...

Beautiful!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun beautiful cards! Love your designs and details. Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Your JOY card is my favorite!

Samistic Cards said...

Beautiful cards!

Heike Kirmse said...

Wonderful cards. The First is my Favorite.

Priscilla Gotham said...

Your cards are stunning.

Marise Nyberg said...

So inventive! How do you come up with these ingenious ways to use supplies? Loving how happy and colourful these cards are.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty and lovely cards!!

Tracey Landt said...

Fabulous ideas Thank you!

Lisa K said...

Lovely cards! I really like the Silent Night one with the church and trees.

jcappetta said...

Absolutely love the cards. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection!

Beka L said...

I absolutely love your ornamental background stamped card! Very creative and unique!

Elainej said...

How inventive. I love the ornament card!!!
And the black and white IS very elegant. Good job!

Carol McGregor said...

Gorgeous cards. This winter set looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your Joy card!

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