Sunday, October 8, 2017

SOA Winterhaven Collection

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  Today is Day 2 of the SOA Winterhaven Collection Blog Hops.  I am not officially "on" today, but I have more cards to share with you all.  You can start today's hop over on Catherine's blog.

Did you hop along yesterday?!  Click HERE to see my blog post and hop along for your chance to win the collection!

This card features the Ornamental Background stamp and Here We Come A-Caroling.

For this card I used a technique called Joseph's Coat.  If you have never heard of this technique I will try to explain it to you.  Start by cutting a piece of water color card stock, watercolor the panel using ink colors in rainbow order.  I just did thinish stripes of each color until I filled the panel.  Let dry completely or heat completely with your heat tool.

Stamp and emboss using clear embossing powder over the rainbow watercolored panel.  After embossing has cooled down a bit, sponge over entire panel with black ink.  The clear embossing resists the ornaments to allow the amazing rainbow colors to shine through.  Awesome, right?!  I haven't done this technique in ages.  It is so fun!

We are also still going strong over on StampNation with WCMD 2017.  Two more challenges will be posted today.  

Here is a peek at my card for Alaska's challenge.

Members can view the challenge here!

I was inspired to create a similar card using the same supplies.

The challenge was to use embossing or texture paste, whipped spackle or any product that is fluffly like snow.  For the happy birthday card, I used translucent embossing paste on the panel behind the star.  It was really hard to get a good picture of it.  

Here is a little bit better picture.

To achieve the sparkle on the star I used the amazing Glass Bead Glitter Gel.  This stuff is amazing!  I applied it after I had sponged the star.

I will add this over at Seize the Birthday: No topping for me.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Supplies used and linked below.


  1. Two beauties Kristie! That Joesph's Coat technique sure did come out amazing! Gorgeous creations!

  2. Absolutely stunning I will have to try this technique

  3. Beautiful cards Kristi!! That background is perfect for that technique!!

  4. Great techniques ! Never heard of the Joseph thing. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are tremendous Kristie! I have never heard of this technique! So glad you shared it with us and Joined us at Seize the Birthday! Have a great day!

  6. It is beautiful and an awesome technique. [Bunny]

  7. Love the 🌈 background card, incredibly gorgeous!

  8. Wow! these are so beautiful!! I have never seen the Joseph's Coat technique before. You did a stunning job with both your cards!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday!



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