martedì 1 novembre 2016

So Suzy Stamps: November Relase


Welcome everyone to the So Suzy Stamps November Release Blog Hop!
We are celebrating the new Holiday Release: Christmas is near, isn't it? All Design Team members created great cards with new stamps, so be sure to check all the blog posts listed below to get inspired!
This Blog Hop is special too: we have prizes for some of you! All you have to do is hopping with us: visit all our blog posts and comment each of them (from today until November 5th).
The winners will be announced on the November 10th. Good luck and go ahead for another surprise!

Benvenuti al Blog Hop di So Suzy Stamps dedicato alla Release di Novembre!
Stiamo festeggiando la nuova Release invernale: Natale si avvicina inesorabilmente, vero? Tutto il Design Team ha creato bellissimi biglietti con i nuovi timbri, quindi vi consiglio di visitare tutti i post (che trovate elencati in basso): ne uscirete sicuramente ispirate!

This is the card I made:


I really wanted to use the Star of Bethlehem in an urban skyline: a sort of "modern Christmas", with city lights and little snowflakes.
I started by creating my own background (as usual, I know): I picked a piece of watercolor paper and I sponged it with a couple of Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire). Broken China was the first one: I applied it in the center of the paper, where I planned to stamp the Star of Bethlehem. Then I added the Salty Ocean and the Chipped Sapphire with circular motions.

Ho avuto subito l'idea di utilizzare il timbro Star of Bethlehem in uno scenario urbano: una sorta di "Natale moderno", con le luci della città e i fiocchi di neve.
Ho cominciato, come sempre, creando il mio sfondo: ho preso un foglio acquarellabile e vi ho applicato un paio di Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean e Chipped Sapphire). Broken China è stato il primo: l'ho concentrato nella parte centrale del foglio, dove avevo stabilito di stampare la Stella di Betlemme. Poi ho aggiunto Salty Ocean e Chipped Sapphire sempre con movimenti circolari.


At this point I used my die from Marianne Design and I die cut the skyline twice: the first time on black cardstock and the second time on yellow cardstock. The (mad!) idea was to add all the yellow windows on the black skyline one by one.

A questo punto ho utilizzato una fustella della Marianne Design e ho tagliato la veduta urbana due volte: la prima su del cartoncino nero e la seconda su del cartoncino giallo. La (pazza!) idea è stata di aggiungere tutte le finestrelle allo skyline, una per una.


Before adhering them, I stamped the Star of Bethlehem on my night sky and the Simple Christmas sentiment onto the black skyline using Versamark Ink and heat embossing them with some white embossing powder.

Prima di incollare il tutto, però, ho stampato la Stella di Betlemme sullo sfondo distressato e l'augurio Simple Christmas sullo skyline nero, usando del Versamark Ink e embossandolo a caldo con della polvere da embossing bianca.


Finally I sticked the skyline with some regular adhesive and then all these teeny tiny windows. Yeah, be patient! At the very end I added some little snowflakes in the sky using a white gel pen.

Some close-ups:




I hope you liked my card...and this is the special news: Free Shipping on all orders over $25 (from now until November 5th)! Visit So Suzy Stamps shop!

Infine ho incollato lo skyline e poi, come anticipato, tutte le piccole finestrelle. Eh sì, bisogna essere pazienti! Ho aggiunto qualche piccolo fiocco di neve nel cielo utilizzando una penna bianca.
Spero che la mia card vi sia piaciuta...e questa è un'altra notizia speciale: spedizione gratis su tutti gli ordini sopra i $25 (da oggi fino al 5 novembre)! Fate un giro nel negozio online di So Suzy!
Di seguito trovate la lista di creative coinvolte nel Blog Hop... grazie per essere passati di qui!

Thank you for stopping by: your next stop is Ceal. Hop over and see what she has created!

In case you get lost, here is the full line-up:

Giada (that's me)

62 commenti:

  1. Oh I love this type of cards!! Amazing!

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  2. Great card. Time consuming, but pays off as to how much time you do put in to each card. Love it!

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    1. Yeah! Thank you Salima!

      P.S. Next time I'll use more glitters and sparkles! :P

      Elimina
  3. This is so cool!!! I totally love it and the texture of the paper!

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    1. The background was inspired by the Star of Bethlehem! Thank you, Suzy :*

      Elimina
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    1. Thank you, Donna! Maybe I need Black Soot Distress Ink to darken up my backgrounds :D

      Elimina
  5. Estupendo trabajo. Me encanta la composición de la tarjeta con los edificios iluminados.
    Gracias por las explicaciones.

    RispondiElimina
  6. Hey Glada! Down right beautiful! I love your card.

    RispondiElimina
  7. What a fun card! Loving the color contrast. Thank you for sharing

    RispondiElimina
  8. What a fun card. So different than your average Christmas card.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Yeah! I always try to think out of the box :D
      Thank you!

      Elimina
  9. What a cool and fun Xmas Card! Love the Star for "Christmas in the City"! :o)

    RispondiElimina
  10. So pretty! Love your ink blended sky!

    RispondiElimina
  11. Wow!! Love the time you took to add all those tiny yellow windows :) the card looks awesome. thanks for sharing

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thank you too! A little bit time consuming, but it was worth it :)

      Elimina
  12. A very nice card - love all the details, especially the star stamp.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. The Star of Bethlehem is gorgeous :)
      Thank you!

      Elimina
  13. This is just gorgeous!!!! You should link it up here: http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2016/11/sos276-home-sweet-home.html

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    1. Done! Thank you Cornelia - I saw your card too, really stunning! :*

      Elimina
  14. Lovely night scene! Love the skyline and your color combo!

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  15. That's such a pretty Christmas card! Love your background and the skyline :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I'm glad you appreciate it, thank you! :D

      Elimina
  17. I love this card because the Star of Bethlehem is just as relevant today as it was over 2000 years ago. Bravo for the patience of a saint putting all those little yellow window in! A truly beautiful card.

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    1. This was the spirit. Thank you so much! :*

      Elimina
  18. I really really like your card,,, the star really makes it a special night ...and your job with the windows is awesome,,,so much work and it is terrific,, great job :)

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  19. Oh Giada, this came out stunning! It really does look like a modern-day Bethlehem, and those windows were worth it!

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  20. What is it about a city-scape that is so appealing? Maybe I'm just a mountain girl and it yields such a unique feeling... I love this! Thank you for sharing with us at SOS this week! See you soon?

    RispondiElimina
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    1. I don't know, I really love natural landscapes but I was thinking something different! I'm glad you liked it!
      Yes, sure! See you soon, Mimi!

      Elimina
  21. Hello Giada: Love your beautiful cityscape card with that awesome night sky. So happy you shared it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come back and play again.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thank you Maria,I'll be back for sure! :)

      Elimina
  22. Truly a labour of love, but I love the result!

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    1. Thank you Marianne! I'm glad you liked it :)

      Elimina
  23. Wow! What a labor of love!! I think I would have gone blind trying to add all those tiny windows! This looks amazing! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

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    1. Thank you Chris! It was an hard work after all... but it was worth it :D

      Elimina
  24. Love the contemporary look of this card, fun idea to use this die for a X-mas card!

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  25. The card looks beautiful. I can't believe you stuck on all those windows, LOL Well done.

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  26. Gorgeous card with
    the landscape!
    Carla from Utah

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