adding sparkle... LDRS Creative hop day 3

Hello my fabulous friends!

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)! 

We have TWO new 6x6 designer paperpads, with awesome patterns all ready for your Holidays and Winter-themed projects called ARCTIC SNOWFALL and HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are simply dreamy:  ARCTIC SNOWFALL, TREE LINEMOUNTAINS, and let's not forget the awesome HOT CHOCOLATE set from Cre8tive Cre8tions!

We also have two new die sets that save you time on cutting, because they coordinate perfectly with the line stamp sets, but can also stand on their own! Crafters, meet the Tree Line Border Die and the Mountains Border Die!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! 

Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on October 2nd.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release* and use code ARCTIC15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 9/30/18)

Now for what you've been waiting for....

Paper: LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; DCWV Metallics
Stamps: LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven, Alloy
Coloring: Copics
Branch- E53, E57, E59
Gray- W00, W1, W3, W5
Yellow- Y15, YR24, E99
Dies: LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangles
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearls; google eyes

Ok.. aren't these owls ADORABLE?!? 

(and sticking google eyes on them just adds to the whimsy!)

If you are looking for a good solid to go with the new papers, try a metallic neutral like gold or silver... They really add to the festivity!

This Scalloped Rectangle die set makes layering a breeze!

If you stamp your image in light ink (like the Alloy), you can make some changes to the image... Like I did here by extending the end of the branch out so it looks like it's connected to a tree instead of floating free.

The LDRS Creative Hybrid inks are good for lots of different mediums including alcohol markers and watercolors.. Just make sure you are using the right paper for the medium you want to use!

Here's a fun tip (and this works for any of the LDRS Creative hybrid inks)

To add some easy sparkle to your card, stamp your sentiment in LDRS Creative Hybrid ink (I used Raven), then, while the ink is still wet, dust it with Perfect Pearls (I chose gold).

Brush off any extra powder, and set by VERY lightly misting with water (I actually spray the water into the air and wave the card through the mist)

The black and gold mix is really fun... In some lights the sentiment is black, but if you tilt the card, it changes to gold! 

For this next card, I envisioned this girl taking a break from skiing to warm up with soon hot chocolate...

Paper: LDRS Creative Holly Jolly Holidays; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: LDRS Creative Hot Chocolate, Mountains
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven, Alloy; Uniball Signo
Coloring: Copics
Skin- E30, E31, E33, RV42, E04
Hair- E55, E57, E59, E49
Teal-FBG2, BG07, BG78, B99
Pink- RV91, RV32, R83, R56, RV99
Marshmallows- E40, E42
Green- YG93, G94, BG96, BG99, YG01
White- W1, W3
Snow- BV20, C0
Brown- E70, E74, E77
Dies: LDRS Creative Happy Days
Other: LDRS Creative Stamping Mask Paper; Ranger Stickles

 I used some masking to create the mountains in the distance. I also used a lighter ink to stamp the mountains and a darker ink for the girl.. This helps give the illusion of depth!

A few lines of Stickles help accent the snow... You don't need to over do it with the sparkle.. a few lines will do the trick.

You can even accent your patterned paper with some Stickles!

Keep hopping for more inspiration, and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win!

See you soon!


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  1. Beautiful cards. I now have a new trick to stamping sentiments. Great idea I never knew. Tfs.

  2. I love those precious owls and you colored them beautifully. The googly eyes are just perfect & so fun. And your coloring of the girl ... fabulous! Just so pretty.

  3. Darling card with the owls! I love the papers and layering! The owls are absolutely adorable! Beautiful card with the Hot Chocolate girl too!

  4. Wow!!! Awesome cards!!! Beautiful combo of colours!!!

  5. Love the owls!
    Fabulous work on
    the cards. She's
    having a fun time.
    Carla from Utah

  6. Oh my goodness the OWLS ,LOOOOVE, u colored them soooo good

  7. Amazing cards! You are gifted at combining adorable and elegant. Love the sparkle and shine.

  8. Your coloring of both cards turned out stunning. Great tip to use perfect pearls is awesome, I don’t own any but definitely something I would want to give a try. It has been such a fun experience to hop along a view the work of such talented crafters 😊

  9. Just gorgeous! I LOVE the owls and the way you did the googly eyes! what a sweet touch!

  10. What a precious card! I love that you put tiny googly eyes on your owls! They looks so cute!

  11. So cute with the googly eyes on the owls. Pretty mountain scene too.


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