Sunday, November 17, 2013

RemARKable Best of Christmas Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Best of Christmas Blog Tour!  I had fun creating these cards for you -- one has a vintage look and one is quick and simple.  The first card was inspired by the old fashioned image of Santa Claus.  I think this image is so traditional, and I wanted to make a card that expressed that feeling:

I stamped Santa with Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my Blender Pen to add color (Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive for his hat) then used a Blush Blossom marker for his face and a Blushing Bride marker for his rosy cheeks!  I cut him out with one of our Festive Flurry Framelits, then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to layer onto two larger snowflakes, then layered the entire element onto a Very Vanilla background.  (Can you tell I love layering?? LOL)  Adding a few of our pearls finishes it off.     

A little glue from my 2-Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds made his hat sparkle!  And, what is Christmas without a little sparkle? 

My second card is quick and easy.  I simply stamped the nativity stamp in Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White card stock.  A few sparkly stars, thanks to Dazzling Diamonds, make it shimmer.  The image really pops off of the coordinating Winter Frost Designer Series Paper. 

Here are all of the images you get with this set:

Best of Christmas  #134384  $14.95

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop on the blog tour is Melissa Bolinger

Here is the entire line-up:

Nancy Amato  YOU ARE HERE
Melissa Bolinger
Jackie Bottomley
Susan Carlson
Tamra Davis   
Sherri Eddleblute
Lynn Embrey  
Kathy Hamrick
Crystal Kondo 
Deb Lehigh     
Anne Matasci  
Andi Potler       
Michele Reynolds
Sharon Tisdale
Janet Wakeland 


  1. Nancy, I have come over from Stampin' Connection. Lovely blog and projects. I am your newest Follower and hope you will come visit me on my blog and Follow Me if you wish. Great Blog Hop. Happy Stampin' Louise

  2. Hi Nancy,

    I love the Santa Claus card. May I have your permission to CASE this? If you say yes, when I post it on my Facebook page ( or blog ( I will give you credit and link back to your original post.

    Peace, Love & Joy,