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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour - Snow Swirled

Welcome to the Kingdom of Tewksbury, Massachusetts and my Castle on the Royal Blog Tour!!

I am featuring the stamp set Snow Swirled on this tour.  This is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets.  I love the Christmas tree and snowflakes and have used it many times over the past two years.

During this tour I am featuring a couple of projects made with this set.
My first project is a card that I made with the Deck the Halls designer paper and the Christmas tree from the Snow Swirled set...
 I know that it is hard to see - but I stamped the tree with versamark and artichoke ink and embossed it with irridescant ice EP.  Then I used the new Rhinestone Jewels on the swirls of the tree.   The star on the top of the tree is stamped and embossed in gold.  So pretty with just enough glitter but not too much! 


I layered the tree on always artichoke and gold cardstock.  I used the heart border punch with gold cardstock to layer the Deck the Halls designer paper.  All of this on is a layer of Artichoke that has been embossed with the textiles embossing folder.



My second project today is... another version of the Christmas tree.  One of my favorite non-traditional color combinations for the Holidays is pink and green.  So each year,  I pull out the sheets of Christmas designer papers that have pink and green colors and design a card around these colors. 
This card is made with certainly celery, whisper white and pink pirouette.  The tree is stamped with white ink and embossed with white EP on pink cardstock.  I shilouetted the tree and layered it onto a piece of celery cardstock that I cut with my favorite nestabilities set.  The celery cardstock is stamped with versamark and embossed with irridescant ice for just a little sparkle!
I used a Rhinestone brad at the top of the tree  and Rhinestone jewels on the swirls of the tree.  I stamped snowflakes in celery and pink on the white layer behind the tree and used the diagonal stripe from the Candy Cane designer paper on the side. 

and my final project for this tour is....


the Snowflake in gold.  I love the combination of white and gold.  Now that Stampin' Up! has embossing folders this combination looks soooo elegant!

This card uses gold cardstock with white cardstock embossed with the Pick a Petal embossing folder.  I used the gold Smooch peralized ink to highlight the center of each flower.  I then stamped the snowflake in gold and embossed it and layered it onto a small square of whisper white.  This is layered onto another layer of whisper white that is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.



Blog Candy
Leave me a comment with your favorite card and I will enter you for a chance to win my blog candy - the Snow Swirled Stamp Set.   Check my blog the day after tour ends and I will be posting the winner of the Blog Candy and the vote for everyone's favorite card!  Don't forget to leave your contact information, email address, so I can find you!
I hope you have enjoyed your stay at my castle!






92 comments:

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I love the snowflake in gold card--very pretty.

~Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com
stampiepoo@gmail.com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

My favorite card is the last one with the snowflakes in gold Marilyn! Very nice! I love how you accented the centers of the flowers with the gold paint!

Alisha said...

What great cards Marilyn, I love the colours used in the first one, very very beautiful.
Alisha
aj73@optusnet.com.au

Teri said...

Love the last card the best! But they are all great!

teri couture
tericout@yahoo.com

Phyllis Strickland said...

My favorite is the snowflake card, but then I love snowflakes and snow, but not winter.
Phyllis Strickland
PhylmStrickland@gmail.com

jean said...

Awesome cards, great layouts
and colors, tfs

nitestamper said...

excellent card designs!!!!!
simply elegant!!!!
tfs:)
stamperbz at msn dot com

jguyeby said...

I love the Gold snowflake card the best. It really goes well with the embossing folder.

Jennifer Eby
jguyeby@verizon.net

Karen said...

I love this set...and you did a great job showcasing it...thanks for sharing
Karen
scrappybit@msn.com

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful way to see cards
I love the tree and how you have done it. I also am a fan of gold and love the snowflake
Linda
Linda.Knors@yahoo.com (candy)

Jennifer S. said...

All your cards are just lovely but I really liked the Gold Snowflake. Simple, clean and elegant!

Jennifer Schuler
jschuler2000 at yahoo dot com

baranowsk said...

I cant say any were my favorie I like them all. This set makes truly elegant gifts

Cynthia M. said...

I have always loved Snow Swirled and you've given me such great ideas to use it creatively!
millanclan@bell.net

A Touch of SOL said...

My favorite..YIKES...I love the vintage feel of the first, the simplicity and elegance of the last but the second one is my FAVE. Thank your for being a Princess, sharing your artwork and the opportunit to win blog candy.
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo.com

Kyla said...

I love the white and gold snowflake card!

Kyla
kylaleanhart29@gmail.com

Cindy Marchant said...

Love all your cards but that Snowflake in Gold....WOW!!! It's gorgeous!!

Cindy Marchant
lcm1180@gmail.com

Marina said...

Hi Marilyn,
I loved you birthday card from March 14!
Thanks for your creativity!

Anonymous said...

beautiful - snow swirled is my most favorite set! it is so hard to chose just 1 - but I love the elegance of the gold embossed snowflake (last one)

thanks
christine
cmc3tek@netscape.net

B.J. said...

I really loved how you used the Swirled Stamp Set. The trees are just beautiful. I really like the pink tree and the strips...Thanks for sharing!

SueBee said...

LOVED the snowflake in gold that was truely elegant.

Anonymous said...

Hard to decide which I like the best, but I'll go with the first card. Love that you worked the heart border punch in to your design.

Kathy S.
Kspringb@sbcglobal.net

Patrice H said...

I Love, Love ,Love the snowflake in gold card. I am going to have to case this one. It is rich and elegant simply Stunning.
Patrice Herrera
trygod20@verizon.net

The Paper Parade said...

I like the last card the best...so sophisticated! Great job :)

Jessica Davis Oboe1012@hotmail.com

Janine said...

Your projects are awesome, I absolutely love this stamp set thank you for giving me more ideas to create using this set. Love your work.
Janine
janine.verster@gmail.com

Anita said...

My favorite is the pink tree card! anitamocha@charter.net

Kathy W said...

although the past preppy in me likes the pink and green combo- I love the gold and white card the best.

Connie Lambropoulos said...

All your cards were so elegant, it's hard to choose just one! Thanks for sharing your talent as well as the chance to win some blog candy!

Lori Watson said...

I loved your snowflake in gold very pretty. Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson email:postal_mom_2000@yahoo.com

Mary Tatum said...

Your cards are so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

Mary Tatum
martat2020@sbcglobal.net

Rose said...

Oh Marilyn, that's a hard choice. There something to love about each one. I'm leaning towards the white one with all the gold accents just because I haven't seen one like it. All three are beautiful!!! rozie.kerry@gmail.com

Cynthia Ferenz said...

They are all so lovely, it is hard to chose, but if I have to pick one as my favorite, I would have to say it is the Snowflake in Gold. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon@verizon.net

Megan said...

I love this stamp! So cute! I love the pink and green card, I'm using pink this year in my Christmas cards!
meganm1979@yahoo.com
Megan

Babe O'Mara said...

I loved the white and gold snowflake card. Simply stunning!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some candy.
Babe O'Mara
youiesmom@att.net

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

love the last card.. it's a real WOW!
Hugs,
Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

TIONYA said...

DEFINATELY LOVE THE GOLD SNOWFLAKE CARD!

THANKS FOR THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS!!

TIONYA
TIONYALYNN AT YAHOO DOT COM

Eva said...

I loved the Gold Snowflake card -- it is very elegant.

Eva

mcguiree@mail.mln.lib.wv.us

catherinedewaal said...

I love them all, but my favorite has to be the snowflake card. I love what you did to the embossed background. Thanks for sharing!
catherinedewaal@hotmail.com

Little GTO said...

I see you left the best for last. The Snowflake in gold is gorgeous!
sharon l
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

rosti4 said...

I love your cards and have been undecided on the snow swirled, until now. I love it!
Mary R
rosti4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

The golden snowflake card is my favorite! It is gorgeous, yet simple. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy R. in Illinois
javamam47@comcast.net

Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!! Love what you've done with this set....and that gold snowflake card is just spectacular!

MuseMyWorld said...

My favorite card is #2. I also love the non-traditional colors of green and pink for Christmas. But all of your projects were great!!
Ashlee Townsend
aedkctact@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Love all your projects. My favorite is the snowflake in gold. Thanks for sharing.

Roberta Fieth-Bond
lovecrafts2007@gmail.com

Kathy said...

My favorite is the 1st card, love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Kathy C.
kjcummings63@gmail.com

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

I love this stamp set, but haven't been able to get it yet. You did amazing things with it, but I'm a white and gold girl too so that one is my fav.
Deb B
stampindebs at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the snowflake in gold card. Very elegant! Thank you for a chance to win.
Gale
galesmith at earthlink dot net

Laura said...

Great projects. I especially like the gold and white one.

Laura
Bemjar@comcast.net

Stampin'Kat said...

I love your cards but the first is my fav because it looks both stunning and like it would be quick and easy to do. thanks for sharing.

Kathy Thisted
kthisted@comcast.net

mtdsl said...

I really like the first card, but they are all very nice!
Lynn B.
mtdsl@aol.com

Mary B. said...

I love them all, but the snowflake in gold gets my vote for #1. Thank you for sharing your time and talent!
Mary
magrosso60@yahoo.com

Carey said...

I love the one with the Deck The Halls DSP. All of them are outstanding but I am drawn to this card the most. Thanks for sharing all the inspiration and fun with us.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Heather from Maine said...

My favorite is your amazing creating "Snowflake In Gold" card. This is so elegant, detailed and yet crisp and clean.

Thank you.

Lavender Angel said...

All of them were really amazing but my favorite was the snowflake in gold!

Susan W
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Roberta said...

My favorite is the white on white with gold accents! It is beautiful!

Roberta Smith
roberta_smith@live.com

sandi maciver said...

Marilyn, your projects are absolutely stunning

Nana Jo said...

Great cards but I love the first one the best.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Lucia Kaiser said...

Marilyn: Beautiful job. I LOVE the white and gold embossed card! I'd love to know how you do that! Thanks for being on the tour, my friend. I'm coming north in December. Maybe you'll be on the Cape?

allison said...

My favorite card is #1. I love the elegance and all of the colors that were used. Thanks for sharing.

allison warrell
allieqdub@gmail.com

jilliree said...

I love the first card the best but all are great! Snow Swirled is one of my favorite sets at the top of my want list! I soooo hope to win! Thanks!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Patti said...

All the cards are lovely but that gold snowflake just stood out. So elegant and classy.
Patti C
just4stampin@earthlink.net

Theresa said...

Your projects are all great but I really like the snowflakes in gold one the best.
thanks for offering such great blog candy. I love this set and it would be super to win it.

Theresa in Kitimat
tfredric@citywest.ca

Peeoknee said...

Love them all but since I have to pick I'll go with the gold snowflake and the poinsettia folder card. Love the bling.

Joyce
stampahaulic@comcast.net

Kathy Mc said...

Not another favorite request ~ so hard to choose. Think I'll pick your first card with the DSP and Snow Swirled tree. However, I love the gold & white snowflakes too. Another stamp set I hope to win. Thanks for the blog candy offering!
Kathy Mc
bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

lisa808 said...

They are all pretty, but the third one is my favorite. Thanks for the blog candy chance.

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, that snowflake in gold is outstanding! Thanks for the chance at blog candy.
Kathy T
klpt@hotmail.com

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards. I'm torn between the first one (really like the colors and how the tree was treated), but I really like your last one with the berries embossed on the Embossing Folder. Gotta go with the last card.
Love your ideas and thanks for sharing.

Brenda H
brendah1951 at gmail dot come

Valerie said...

I like your third card with the gold snowflake on the white. This is a very elegant and beautiful card.
Valerie Anglesey
vanglesey@silverstar.com

Valerie said...

I like your third card with the gold snowflake on the white. This is a very elegant and beautiful card.
Valerie Anglesey
vanglesey@silverstar.com

pam said...

They are all great but my favorite is the gold snowflake. Thanks for the chance to win. Pam
highhopefarm1@aol.com

Ola said...

All of your cards are gorgeous... and I love this set! My favorite is the pink & green with the tree! I love non-traditional Christmas cards!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Kristi said...

OMG! I love the all! I love the Christmas tree, but I think I will go for the snowflake one! Snowflakes melt my heart. ;) Love the projects.

Thanks for sharing.
Kristi Kirk
kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

Martha said...

I love the pink and green one! It is so different, but still says Christmas and cheer. Great way to change it up. Thanks for sharing!

Martha Haddock
stampinmartha at hotmail.com

Ilene B. said...

I really liked the first & the last cards, gorgeous! Thank you so much for taking part and sharing with us.
Ilene (iebyrne at yahoo dot com)

Sue A said...

Your projects are so elegant! My favorite is your first project, but it was so hard to choose.

Thank you!
Sue

Kelli C said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but I especially liked the first one.

Kelli C
kelsie8331@comcast.net

Verna said...

My favorite is the snowflake in gold on white! Absolutely beautiful!
Verna
vch118@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Snowflake in gold is so beautiful!
My fav for sure!!!
Peggy
ppowers13@cox.net

April said...

My favorite was your last one, the gold embossing snowflake. Very elegant. Thanks!
April
apriljackson19 at frontier dot com

Connie F said...

I rally like the snowflake in gold card. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.Connie F.
cmfouts431@sbcglobal.net

Cathleen McSorley said...

My favorite project, although hard to choose just one, is the Snowflake in Gold. Very elegant. Thank you for sharing your ideas with me. Cathleen McSorley - cmcsor9101@aol.com

Marsha E said...

Great cards, but loving the gold snowflake one the best!!! TFS
Marsha E
cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Marylin, all your creations are totally beautiful. thank you for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez
malugomez0@gmail.com
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Hello -

I just love the Snowflake in Gold. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Boo said...

Love your blog and your ideas! Thanks for sharing how you made them. My favorite is the Snokeflake in gold. I love the simple elegance of it. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!
Sue Stevens
sls1219@aol.com

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great blog and beautiful projects. My favourite is the Gold snowflake card at the end. Very beautiful!

Penny
pennyhanuszak@telus.net
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Snowflakes are my favorites! Great designs! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us here on the RBT!

Debbie Peterson said...

I love this set also! I have enjoyed everything I have seen with it. Unfortunately it is still on my wish list, but some day...
My favorite project is the first one. I am sure it is so much more beautiful and shiny in person. Thank you for sharing!
Debbie Peterson
debbielyn23@comcast.net

Terry S said...

Although ALL the cards are beautiful, I really like the Gold Snowflake card - especially with the poinsettas in the background!

I would love to win the Stamp Set!!

Thanks for offering the blog candy!

TLS10@ROCKETMAIL.COM

Doramiyi said...

What can I say, 'WOW' is Snowflake in Gold. So simple yet VERY elegant. Love all the layering. Thanks for sharing.

Amy C
doramiyi at gmail dot com

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Snowflake in Gold has my vote! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the royal candy! This set has been around for a bit but it never fails to impress!

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Thanks for sharing these fun cards! You've made some great projects with this set but my favorite has to be the snowflake. TFS!

Jennifer
jennifer@nwstamper.com

Barbara said...

Marilyn,
Didn't have time to leave a comment about your creations during the tour...ALL your cards are truly lovely. Favorite is that stunning gold and white snowflake card. You have me looking at that set in a whole new light! (Really didn't care for it before!)