Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get Cracking On Christmas {Blog Hop}

Jenn Shurkus has brought 
some great designers (and friends) 
together for a fabulous Christmas in July blog hop! 
(Bonus: there might be a few giveaways!)

For those of you who may not know me or my company, my name is Tifany and I own Ink Blot Shop. I design clear stamps (made in the USA) for card making, Bible art journaling, bullet journaling, and more.
If you aren't already following Ink Blot Shop, please be sure to follow along on the @InkBlotShop Instagram account and the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page.

The Projects:
For both cards, I used the Peas on Earth stamp set (without the peas). I am not a fan of red, so my Christmas cards generally tend toward non-traditional colors.
I started by stamping a couple of the globe images in a light ink, and used some markers to do a bit of no-line watercoloring. (One card is done with Zig markers and one is done with Tombow markers.)
I used the same basic layout (the sentiment over the globe) for both cards, but decided to add a little extra pizzazz to one by turning it into a shaker card. I heat embossed the sentiment on both cards to help it pop.
If you want to see another card design using the same Peas on Earth stamp set (this time with the peas), you can check it out here. And here are two more cards created by Jenn Shurkus for you to check out.

Although it was definitely a creative challenge for me to create Christmas cards in the middle of the summer, it was really fun to stretch myself and I hope you will give it a shot, too. If you do, please be sure to use #GetCrackingOnChristmas on your social media posts. 

The Giveaway:
Would you like to win the Peas on Earth stamp set that was used on my cards today? You can!
To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it!

If you would like additional chances to win:
Comment on any of the posts associated with this particular giveaway on the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page and/or the @InkBlotShop Instagram account.

Rules of this giveaway:
Blog comments for the giveaway will close Monday, July 23rd @ 11:59pm (Eastern) and the winner will be announced Thursday, July 26th here on this blog.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
- Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

After leaving a comment, be sure to hop on over to Jana Millen's site to continue on the hop.

The Hop List:
 >>> Tifany DeGough <<<

Thanks for stopping by today!
Get cracking!
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Peas on Earth); 
Watercolor Paper: Ranger (Distress Watercolor Cardstock); 
Shaker Window: Grafix (Dura-Lar Clear Film);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lime Twist - Life of the Party 6x6); American Crafts (Dear Lizzy - 5th & Frolic 6x6); Crate Paper (Portrait Collection 6x6); 
Ink: Tsukineko (VersaFine - Onyx Black); Simon Says Stamp (Barely Beige); 
Markers: Tombow (452, 133, N75); Zig (31, 41, 94);
Embossing: American Crafts (Zing! Clear Embossing Powder);
Sequins: MultiCraft Imports (Go Green Sequins, Black & White Sequins); Martha Stewart (Iridescent Glitter); Pretty Pink Posh (Silver Heart Confetti);
Dies: Spellbinders (Standard Circles);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board); Wagner (Heat Gun);


Anonymous said...

Love your 'world' cards but the 'peas on earth' is a real show-stopper! Love the cute, tongue-in-cheek sentiment.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Wow I love your two cards. The earth is amazing on both and I love that the cards are not traditional Christmas colors! Beautiful.

Chari Moss said...

You don't like red! Can we even still be friends Tifany? Just kidding...more red for me I suppose. Love your cards! :)

Andreina said...

Would love to win. I do not live in the USA but will get my friend to send it over to Ireland. Thanks@

Arlene D said...

Cute cards! I love the idea of peace to everyone!

Betty said...

such darling cards - and your stamps set is wonderful!

Sue D said...

Wonderful Christmas cards. I like the untraditional colors and that you turned one into a shaker.

Cassandra said...

I am really digging the non-traditional colours. I really like the designs and how it works for shaker or not shaker. :)
(Canada so don't pick me, just wanted to say how lovely the cards looked).

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is terrific!

FD91354 said...

Love this card and wow, I get to learn about a new company (to me). Love this 'peas'.. so fun!

ann barnes said...

I really love these cards, they are perfect for the holidays and such beautiful images! Thanks for the chance to win this set too!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are lovely cards! :)

Isabel Z said...

I'm SO excited to have found you; a company that is new to me! I love your images and the ard that you created.

Julie from NZ said...

I love the use of non-traditional colours and pictures the cards. Fantastic.

Leslie Kiley said...

I love shaker cards and yours is sweet! It is great to get a start on Christmas cards!

mindy1414 said...

I really like that your cards are non-traditional images and colors but the sentiment puts them right back to a Christmas feel. Great job!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

The set you used really shine beautifully here!!!!

Teri Wilson said...

I love this stamp set and the gorgeous cards you made.

Cindy C. said...

I love both versions, so sweet!!

bobnalyse said...

both cards really showcase to me the Christmas spirit of peace thanks for sharing and a chance to win this cute set

bobnalyse said...

both cards really showcase to me the Christmas spirit of peace thanks for sharing and a chance to win this cute set

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! So sweet and perfectly festive. Adorable stamp set, those peas crack me up.

Ruth Tacoma said...

I adore your cards!! That globe...❤️!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute Christmas cards. I like how you used non-traditional colors. That Globe image is really sweet and I always think everyone should have at least one in their collection.

Emily @popsofpaper said...

Love the Christmas cards in July and the non-traditional color palette. This is a really cute stamp set too!

Andre M. said...

Great idea to incorporate patterned papers. I, too, am not a fan of red, so my cards will be full of sunshine and rainbows.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Peas On Earth set! said...

Loved your Peace to the whole wide world shaker especially!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Am your newest follower on IG as @jordanbev5

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Thsss are cute cards !!

Maegan Hendricks said...

I love that these holiday cards could be sent to anyone around the holidays and aren't centered around Christmas!

Lydia Fiedler said...

This is so sweet Tifany!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! Love the stamping on the globe and color combos!