Hampton Art and DCWV Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to day one of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop!

badgeDCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

Day #1 of our hop is all about vintage! Whether you are talking lace and pearls and soft weathered colors or distressed, grungy, and aged, if you love all things vintage we have some beautiful projects to show you today!

If you have come here from the DCWV blog, then you’re on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog, and start the hop from there!

Y’all have seen a bunch of projects from me that use DCWV, so when I found out the the designers at DCWV would be hopping with the us Hampton Art gals, I nearly fell out of my seat haha!  All of the designers posting today were instructed to use specific swap materials – stamps, papers, inks, etc.  I can’t wait to hop today and see how each designer’s sensibilities inform their projects – so so fun!

With swap goodies in hand, I crafted a pair of Christmas cards to share with you today. For the first, I stamped this wonderfully delicate nutcracker image using the Triumphant Red Dye Ink.

CardOne_AThe sentiment was stamped using the Luxe Metallic Inks.  In addition, I punched a snowflake border using a Martha Stewart punch.  All pieces were aged with a bit of distress ink.  After assembling, for an extra hit of texture, I simply wrapped the card front with a bit of red twine.

CardOne_BFor my second card, I kept the palette rather monochromatic – I’ve been really digging this way of working lately!  Crafting in this way has turned out to be a simple method to infuse a soft elegance into your projects!

CardTwo_AThe trick to this simple card was in placing the snowflakes in an arrangement that looked as random and organic as possible.

CardTwo_BWith the addition of some self-adhesive pearls and a bit of Shimmer Satin Red ribbon to get my sentiment to pop off the card a bit more dramatically, this card was done!


Hampton Art – IC0205 Nutcracker Sweet Stamp Set
Colorbox – SN41005 Decades Ink in Triumphant Red; SN11315 Luxe Metallic Colorbox Queue
DCWV – Heirloom Christmas Stack
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Red Twine and Shimmer Red Satin

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to leave a little comment love on all the blog posts in the hop today to increase your chances of winning some great prize packages from Hampton Art and DCWV!  This is the prize pack from Hampton Art for today’s hopping adventures.

481643_10100971152514489_274542389_nNext stop in the ether, the ever crafty Jan Garber!

If at any time you get lost during the hop, refer to this list to get back on track!  Happy Hopping!

Hop Beginning ( http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/ )
Vivian Keh ( https://contadinak.wordpress.com/ )
Jan Garber ( http://scrapnsurprise.blogspot.com/ )
Dana Warren ( http://www.kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/ )
Hilde Stolk ( http://hildejanbroers.blogspot.nl/ )
Gini Williams Cagle ( http://www.ginicagle.blogspot.com/ )
Rita Barakat ( http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/ )
Linda Abadie ( http://lindaabadie.com/ )
Tessa Buys ( http://precociouspaper.blogspot.com/ )
Beverly Sizemore ( http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/ )
Karla  Der ( http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/ )
Gloria Stengel ( http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/ )
Amanda Philips ( http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.com/ )
End of Day 1 ( http://blog.hamptonart.com/ )

73 thoughts on “Hampton Art and DCWV Blog Hop

  1. Lovely cards! i am a vintage kind of girl. 🙂 I love the stamping on printed cardstock—-I had never thought of that before. I always tend to use solid cardstock when stamping. Well, not anymore! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop. 😉

  2. Oh my goodness Vivian! These are both sooo gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the aged look! Those soldiers with the snowflake border – what a fabulous idea! Love love love them both 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Wonderful cards! My favorite of the two is the nutcracker card; some of the cards I made this Christmas had a nutcracker, too. TFS!

  4. Love the simple elegance of your cards. The red ribbon against the muted colors gives it that pizzaz! My favorite stamp is the snowflake. Reminds me of a church cathedral window.

  5. I too love the soft elegant look of these cards. The red twine on the first one is the perfect finishing touch and I love the dramatic snowflakes stamped on the beautiful background on the 2nd one. So very beautiful!

  6. nice color coordination between the metallics and the nice pop of red. lovely idea to glue the pearls on the snowflakes!

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