A lot of the blogs from the Kickin Off Christmas blog hop have new posts for day #2, so keep on hoppin!
Don't forget to post on each blog for more chances to win a Custom Crops $25 gift voucher to their store!
Once again let's start with some inspiration!
Every year I have a tradition of getting a photo in front of the tree with all 4 of my kids! And while it may not be perfect, and it is hard to get everyone to cooperate, and can get a bit stressful, it is worth it to see them chance through the years!
I started this page by designing the border in Design Studio with Winter Frolic and embossing that design on Ten Second Studio's metal sheets (colored side down) with the Chomas Creations embossing kit. I then flipped the border over and sanded the debossed (raised) side of the image with a burnishing block. This takes the color off the raised surface and leaves just the silver from underneath so it really POPS!
Next I cut out the title from Design Studio and layered that in a circle and added some Stickles to some of the letters.
The trees are designed with George in Design Studio to match the trees in my border, then I added Stickles to those as well.
Here is the completed page with me and my little angels!
I also wanted to add a card with the all new, available for pre-order Chomas Creations ENGRAVING tip! I've had a lot of questions on what the difference is between the engraving and embossing tip, so I figured I would answer that here! You can also find more information on the engraving tip here... Chomas Creations engraving tip
The EMBOSSING tip is an aluminum tip that works with an embossing mat on paper, vellum, and metal sheets to emboss an image. The tip is rounded to give the embossed look.
The ENGRAVING tip is an aluminum holder with a carbide tip. The carbide is an extremely hard metal, and it is ground to a sharp tip so that you can engrave, or etch on different surfaces such as hard or soft metal, clear cardstock, acrylic, and I've even engraved on Core'dinations cardstock.
Now here is the card I did! I thought wouldn't it be cool to engrave a snow scene onto the front of a clear cardstock card, but I couldn't find a snow scene I liked to work with. So I made my own in Make-the-Cut! I did have some tree doodlebats, but still no hill. So out came my Wacom tablet, and I drew my own hill and added the little trees to it! Then I put the engraving tip in the Cricut, and set the pressure to max, and using multi-cut 2, I engraved (etched) the winter scene.
The title is from Winter Frolic, and the papers are all Echo Park.
You should see these etched cards in person!!!
Now if you have read this far, you may just remember that I said I was going to do a give away somewhere on the blog, and here it is!! If you came back for day #2 of the hop, leave a comment on what you think of the new engraving tip, and if you could think of another surface you would like to see it engrave on!One lucky person will be picked to win a Chomas Creations embossing kit! This includes the mat and embossing tip! And if you want to order before you know if you have won to be able to get the awesome sale, go ahead, and if you are chosen I will refund the cost of the embossing kit!
Remember to leave contact info for me, and only one entry per person! I will use a random number generator to pick a winner!
Don't forget today is the last day of the HUGE pre-Black Friday sale, pricing is as follow and end tonight at midnight! And all prices INCLUDE shipping!
Mini gel pen holder with 10 pack of mini gel pens just $24
Mini gel pen holder with all 20 mini gel pens $27
Mini gel pen holder or mini Sharpie holder $19
Or both the mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holder for $37
Micro Sharpie holder (in silver) $18 and includes black micro Sharpie
Embossing kit (mat and tip) $30
Embossing tip (no mat) $18
Extra embossing mat $14
10 pack mini gel pens $5.50 or all 20 mini gel pens for $11
Also for all the Silhouette or Silhouette SD users, I didn't leave you out!
The mini gel pen & mini Sharpie holders are on sale for $19 each, or both for $37! And the mini gel pens also fit in the mini gel pen holder and those are on sale as well!
And here is the list of blogs for the hop, you may want to just do it all over again as there will be more new posts on the hop! Next stop on the hop... Amber Holden: Staying Crafty
Amy Chomas: Amy Chomas (YOU ARE HERE)
Amber Holden: Staying Crafty
Donna Mundinger: Popsicle Toes
Maria McGuire: Believe Dream Create
Stephanie: SeaSteph's Creations
Penny Duncan: Penny Duncan Creations
Susan Edwards: Busy with the Cricky
Linda: Cards by Linda
Jin Yong: Under A Cherry Tree
Calypso: Calypso Candy Craft
Dana Ansell: SVG-MTC files
Lori: Inking Yours
Samantha : Scrapmaster's Paradise
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