Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies November Blog Hop




It's the third Wednesday of November already which means it's time for the Facebook chapter of the Design D.I.V.A.S. to have our Oldies But Goodies (OBD) Blog Hop.
 This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from our stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group, which is a branch of the Original Design D.I.V.A.S. on the Splitcoaststampers website. The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S is, Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs. This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of . Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop!  

If you arrived here from our talented Sue's blog A Consuming Passion then you are on the right track. To start at the beginning jump back to Creating With Chrissy where you are sure to love her project! 

Now, on to my project, or actually projects, plural. I'm working on some simple note card sets and the three I did today are all made with long neglected stamps or embossing folders.

This "Merry Christmas" stamp is by Stampabilities.  I bought it years ago and inked it up for the first time today using Colorbox Chianti pigment ink.  The card is made with simple white and red card stocks.  The embossed strip is from a new embossing folder by The Paper Studio.

You can't get much easier than this card!  The Cuttlebug Christmas Tree embossing folder is a favorite and a card all by itself!  I sanded the embossing lightly to highlight the image then applied shiny glitter stickers. Easy peasy!

The trees on this card are actually two stamps, both from Northwoods, that I've had for a couple of years.  The larger image was stamped twice without re-inking.  Then the smaller grouping of trees was stamped once.  Ink for both was Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy pigment ink.  The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farm and embossed with red powder. Again I used white and red cardstocks for the card.  

I plan to make several more of these sets, because I have LOTS of fun holiday stamps and embellies to use. Besides, once I catch on to the clean and simple style I find it is a lot of fun!  I just have to follow one rule:  no more than three elements on the card!

 I am the last stop on the hop and I want to express my thanks on behalf of all the D.I.V.A.S. for your visits and leaving us each a bit of love.  That goes both ways, you know!
   

14 comments:

Michelle said...

these are great! love the simplicity of them all :)

Lynette said...

They are all so wonderful, Barb!

Cindy said...

Barb, These are all just fabulous!!! I love the top one the best, but also love that Christmas tree! I really like how you photographed them, with the red sparkly background!! Awesome!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- and Ohhhhh- I have that tree embossing folder- never used.....lots of inspiration!!! Thanks!

heidy said...

Oh Barb they're both gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

And last but not least, I'm here on your blog, Barb. They are all great cards. I am liking working with the CAS style also. So much quicker to make cards and especially good if you are mailing them. You did a wonderful job with all of these.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi barbara!! Wow...absolutely beautiful! and great idea with the Christmas cards. Thank you for joining in :P

Mary G. said...

Great collection of cards! So clean and simple, yet SO elegant!!! Fabulous job!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

kid-oh these are wonderful inspiration - i'm running low on ideas and you have my head spinning with them now (-:
love your CAS style!

Sue W said...

Wow we ended with a bang!!! Love each of your cards Barb. Love the embossing and your CAS style.....Fabulous!

Vicki said...

Barbara, this is a WOW post if there ever was one! Awesome job with these Christmas cards! I love that tree folder, too! Blessings to you, sweet friend!

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Barbara!!! This clean style is my very fav and you've done an outstanding job with each!
hugs & blessings

Joan Ervin said...

All three of your cards are gorgeous, Barb, and perfect for mailing!! You do CAS designs beautifully...thanks for the inspiration!!!

Chrissy D said...

YOu have nailed the BEAUTY of clean and simple! All three cards are gorgeous!