Thursday, November 12, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop Holidays

Hello and welcome to One Stamp At a Time's awesome monthly Blog Hop!  There are seriously so many Fabulous Bloggers along the way so make sure you hop along to get every bit of Holiday Inspiration!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from Lori Mueller's blog!  Isn't Lori amazing!  Since our theme this month is the Holidays, I decided to make a matching card and coaster set using one of my new favorite stamp sets, Wonderland. 

Here's a closer look at my card....

I started with a Soft Sky A2 card base.  My next layer was a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  My top layer was watercolor paper that measured 3 3/4" x 5".  The reverse smooshing technique was used to create my background.  I smeared Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, and Pink Pirouette Ink on wax paper and sprayed both the wax paper and watercolor paper with water.  I pressed the inky side of the wax paper down onto the watercolor paper and smooshed the ink onto the paper with my fingers through the wax paper. After drying the paper with my heat tool, I stamped my trees in Mossy Meadow ink along the bottom of my watercolor paper alternating the height of the trees.  I then used my 1 3/4" punch to punch out a moon.  I punched the trees again on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock and then aligned it under the watercolor paper and then glued the edges of it down on the back and then mounted it on the Whisper White Layer.  This gives the appearance that the bottom layer is stamped and aligned perfectly with the top layer but of course, now you know it isn't.  This technique is called Negative Spotlighting.  My sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Whisper White and backed with a layer of Soft Sky Cardstock. 

Here's the inside of my card...

The inside layer is a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White Cardstock.  I stamped part of the trees in the lower right corner in Mossy Meadow.  The sentiment is from the
All Ye Faithful stamp set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow as well.  

Here's a little better look at one of my coasters....

Normally when I stamp on Tumbled Marble Tile Coasters, I only use Stazon Ink so that they don't have to be sealed.  Well this time, I broke my own rule.  I used a punched out circle of a post it note to mask my moon, and then used chalks in Lavender, Pink, and Blue around the mask to give the sky some color.  After removing the mask, the trees were stamped with Stazon Olive Green ink.  Since I used the chalks the tiles had to be sealed with a spray sealant to make them waterproof.  After sealing the tiles I added 1" self-stick felt circle pads to each of the corners on the bottom of each tile.

I hope you enjoyed my card and project and are ready to head over to Raquelle Clifton's blog to check out her amazing work!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

Following is a list of all of the fabulous bloggers on our Hop in case you lose your way..

2. Elizabeth  
4. AJ Bodine 
6.  Maria Willis 
7. Martie 
10. Kim Smith 
12.  Dena Rekow 
14.  Tina Riddle - That's Me!

Here's a list of the Stampin' Up products that I used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina


  1. Tina I LOVE your card! That sky background is so gorgeous!! Awesome coasters too :)

  2. Oh my gosh, Tina!! I LOVE these projects!! Super duper cute! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Can't wait to try making both!!!

  3. Thanks for the tip on negative spotlighting, good to know how to do that. It does look like you lined it up perfectly..I was like, wow! I just love your smooshed background and those tiles are amazing, I think you should make a video for us, showing how you make them. :)

    1. awww.. thanks AJ. with me if something looks complicated, you can bet there's a trick to it. lol :)

  4. One of my favorite sets in the catalog. Love your background on the card. Your tiles are awesome as well. I'll maybe have to make some of these. It's been awhile since I've done tiles. Thanks for the great projects.

  5. So fantastic!! Tina, Tina of the lovely I will have to learn to wax paper transfer watercolor too. I always love your backgrounds and today's technique is new to me so thank you very much!! The coasters are phenomenal. I've been thinking about doing these for Christmas gifts and just love your artwork!

    1. awww.. what a sweet compliment! Thanks so much Maria!

  6. I just love your card! (and tech) Just Stunning! kinda rustic - yet a CLASSIC!

  7. Very cool technique that I'm going to have to try. The Mossy Meadow is amazing for the trees.

  8. absolutely stunning card and coasters! Beautiful work! you're always so creative!

  9. These are lovely, Tina! The touch of color makes me miss alaska and those northern lights ❤️

  10. I love them, I love them, I love them..... Gorgeous-gorgeous-gorgeous