Monday, November 12, 2012

Season's Greetings

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Welcome to The Craft's Meow Holiday Card Blog Hop where the designers are featuring sets released this year as well as last year! You should have arrived from Julie Ranae's blog, otherwise you can find the complete order (as well as details!) on The Craft's Meow Blog.

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Holiday Foundations is a set designed to match any card maker's style, and can be the focal point or just as the name implies, a foundation. I stamped the harlequin pattern from the set onto cream paper in tea dye ink-it took only seven impressions to complete a full background on an A6 card, and was really easy to line up. I then stamped the holly leaves from Hearth and Home along one side in a slightly darker ink, and hightlighted one of the branches with black. After that, I sprayed a light shimmer over the entire background, allowed it to dry and then stamped the sentiment from Holiday Foundations. I finished the card by adding a focal point: a chipboard tag tied with ribbon.

Please leave a comment to be eligible to win a stamp set of your choice, as a winner will be chosen among comments left at all the stops! Comments must be left by 9pm PST, Wednesday, November 14th. The Craft's Meow is also having a Holiday Stamp Set Sale to help you get a head start on your Christmas cards...holiday stamp sets are 15% off for three days only (through Thursday, November 15th.)

Your next stop is Lin!

56 comments:

  1. super pretty card...love the subtle stamped background.

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  2. Love the stamped background and vintage tag.

    Luanne

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  3. Hi Karen! This card is so elegant and so beautiful!

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  4. wowzers, I thought that was PAPER until I read the details more closely. That background is GORGEOUS!

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  5. Love this one Karen. So Vintage looking. I am always drawn to this style.

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  6. gorgeous! you've made the paper look like old parchment and it has such a warm, comforting feel. beautiful design

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  7. Gorgeous, love the addition of a tag!

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  8. Can't believe you created that card base--it is just beautiful! Great illustration of what to do with a "foundation" stamp!

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  9. Totally gorgeous Karen! I just love the aged look, along with the background stamping and that tag!

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  10. Fabulous background, it really looks like it could be patterned paper. I love the different stamps you combined and that vintage tag is so pretty!

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  11. The this vintagey old fashioned card Karen!

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  12. Loving the vintage look.
    Fantastic.

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  13. Lovely--I like the background you created for this tag.

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  14. Think this is my favourite card so far, love the colours and design

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  15. This card has such an elegant, magical, vintage feel. The background and the colors are superb. Love the touch of shimmer.

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  16. Absolutely exquisite! I love the subtle background you created... so beautiful! Thanks Karen!!!

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  17. Such a beautiful vintage-y card, Karen. I love how you combined all those wonderful TCM stamps for this!

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  18. This is fantastic Karen, so vintage.

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  19. LOVE the harlequin pattern BG! Had to PIN this one to try for myself later:)

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  20. Stunning, looks so vintage, loving how this turned out!

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  21. Oh my...I love the subtle stamping. I just got my Holiday Foundations set...can't wait to ink it up...unfortunately it won't be until at least this weekend...I'm heading out of town for work tomorrow. This is stunning Karen!

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  22. Love the Santa image with the beautiful background! You rock this stamp set!

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  23. Stunning! I just love your bg, it's fantastic!

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  24. What a great card. In old traditional colours. Thanks.

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  25. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the background with the harlequin and holly leaves!

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  26. I love, love this stamp!! He reminds me of the santa when I was young (I call him the real santa). I love how you just colored some of the stamp so it stands out. thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,

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  27. Love the stamped background- amazing!

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  28. Oh my! Love your impeccable stamping!

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  29. I like the traditional Santa look. Great colors, too. I like the toned down look.

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  30. Adding the tag is a good idea. I like the muted colors.

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  31. Totally swooning over the vintage look! Loving every bit of this card!!!!

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  32. LOVE your use of the harlequin pattern! It makes such a nice subtle background!

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  33. WOW WOW WOW... this card is beautiful!!!! Love it.... Karen!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  34. The background is so subtle I hardly noticed it---that's a good thing. Love the tag.

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  35. Karen, Such a GORGEOUS card! It all flows together so beautiful.

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  36. You really lined up that harlequin pattern perfectly and I love the subtle look it gives. A very pretty, vintage card, Karen!

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  37. Oh, this card looks absolutely perfect! I really like the way you create you own patterned background paper. It always looks to me like some really expensive and exclusive design papers :-)

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  38. What a classic card...love the rich colours.

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  39. I adore that stamped background and the vintage feel of this card is amazing! Great job!

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  40. I knew I'd be seeing Holiday Foundations over here - wowzers. Your BG is gorgeous (as is that tag BTW).

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  41. What a gorgeous traditional card, love how you have popped the tag up off it.

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  42. wow this is a stunning card! I love the vintage look this has!

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  43. This is a beautiful card, Karen. Love the background you created and the vintage Santa tag! I always admire your card designs, and look forward to your blog postings.

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  44. This is a beautiful card, Karen. Love the background you created and the vintage Santa tag! I always admire your card designs, and look forward to your blog postings.

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  45. LOVE this, Karen! The colors are so beautiful and the vintage Santa image is so lovely!

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  46. Gorgeous background! I thought at first it was patterned paper!

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  47. beautiful stamped background and love the subtle colors. gorgeous card!

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  48. What a gorgeous card! Nicely done!

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  49. How elegant! I love the lovely background stamping!

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