July 20, 2013

RCS Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Just because there's not snow on the ground, doesn't mean Christmas can't be celebrated a few months early! Happy Christmas in July, everyone, and welcome to Red Carpet Studio's Christmas in July blog hop!

If you're unfamiliar with Red Carpet Studio, we're a challenge blog that challenges crafters to create projects inspired by movies! Right now we offer alternating weekly card and layout challenges, but starting in September we'll be opening up our challenges to any types of projects that fit our theme, as well as extending the duration of the challenges to biweekly to give you awesome crafters more time to create and play along! We're also having a design team call!

Now onto my project..

I decided to try something I've see a lot of lately in blogland.  I masked off a strip and sponged and stamped on top and below.  I used Sage Shadow (retired), Soft Suede and Perfect Plum by SU! for ink colours.  I used a new stamp set of snowflakes I found at Michaels by Hero Arts (LP209).  I made the lighter shades by stamping off some of the ink first before stamping on my card.  I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Joy to All set) in Perfect Plum in the area I masked off.  I added a white bow and some fun sequins I found at the Dollarama.  They kind of looked like snowflakes to me.  They are white with an iridescence to them but they look quite purple here.  I mounted this panel to my card base with foam dots.  I quite like the look and may try some more cards this way.
I hope you will join us for the hop and a chance to win some great prizes!

***UPDATE***  I'm going to link this up at Moxie Fab World and their Holiday Cards challenge.  It's a challenge to celebrate the new Holiday Cards and More magazine by PaperCrafts.  :-)

And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away gifts to those who are a follower of Red Carpet Studio (either through Google Reader or Blog Lovin') and comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$5 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday July 23rd along with the winners of our Action Wobble challenge!

Your next stop is Dawn's blog.

Happy Hopping!


  1. Beautiful card Kim! Love how you stamped the snowflakes!!

  2. this is beautiful Kim. Love the soft colours.

  3. beautiful card, I love not using tradition christmas colors on cards.

  4. Super card....love your technique!!!

  5. Love the technique and will definitely have to give it a try after seeing your fabulous card!

  6. Your card is beautiful.. The technique is awesome.. Thanks for sharing..'


  7. very pretty very elegant


  8. Stunning card - beautiful! TFS

  9. Very lovely shading with the stamping.

  10. Wonderful snowflake stamping.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Wow you did this new to you technique like a pro. I agree you should definitely make more and then share of course. Your card is very pretty. TFS.

  12. This is so elegant!

  13. Gorgeous card! Those snowflakes are so pretty. :)


  14. Your card is gorgeous, it's very elegant. I've never tried masking, but I might have to, I love how your card looks. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful card!! I love that stamping technique too!


  16. Beautiful snowflakes! :)

  17. Beautiful card! Love it!

  18. Thanks for your comment on my Paris Festive Friday card!

    This card is so Luxe/Posh/Elegant/Fresh!!!

  19. Ps, this lovely is perfect for the Festive Friday colors challenge......(so inspirational) :)

    Have a wonderful Friday Kim!!!

  20. Perfect stamp layering. I love the colors...gorgeous!

  21. I love everything about your card! Beautiful!

  22. I love the stamping and shading.

  23. Hey Kim! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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