Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek - Flurry of Wishes

Another great thing about being a Stampin Up! demonstrator is being able to attend convention.  I have been talking a lot about what I learned at convention and the inspiration I felt from everything I experienced.  But did I also mention they have PRIZE PATROL there too?!?!  I got super lucky with the prize patrol and won several times.  

One of the things I won was a VIP tour of backstage.  I was one of 6 lucky people who won that amazing opportunity.  Here is a picture of some new friends I made at convention who got to take the tour along with me.  We got to meet Donna Griffith and took our picture with her showing off the new holiday catalog.

Ok, so on to the holiday sneak peek right!  I won the stamp set Flurry of Wishes from the new catalog during a prize patrol at general session on the first day.  I loved this set when looking through the catalog and felt super excited to actually win it for free.  I wanted to create a quick card to showcase the new stamp set and got my inspiration from the sample in the holiday catalog (you'll get to see it when the catalog is released September 1st).  

Here is my card:

And here is the card with the stamp set, drum roll please.........

The blue background of the card was done with Indigo Island marker and alcohol on the back of a piece of vellum.  I heat embossed the snowflakes in white and gold embossing powders.  The gold button was another freebie I got at convention.  Here is a close up of the watercoloring work I did to achieve the background.

Do you want your own copy of the holiday catalog?  If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to be my customer, I’m happy to mail you a copy of the new holiday catalog.  Please email me at

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  1. HI Christy, could you possibly give me an insight into the techniques that you used on the vellum, you mention that you used a marker and alcohol. Is this is specific technique or something that you experimented with? I would love to know how you achieved the look. Many thanks, Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for the comment. I colored directly onto the back of the vellum (back meaning the other side where I had done my embossing) with Stampin Write markers. I used two colors, Pool Party and Island Indigo, and just colored them randomly over the back of the vellum. I then sprayed it with some rubbing alcohol and let the colors run together. I used a clean aqua painter to move the color around to achieve the color and look I liked. I only experimented a little before using this piece as my final one for the card. I would say try this out first on some pieces of vellum to get a feel for how much color you want to add to the vellum and how much alcohol you need to achieve the look. Hope this helps!

    2. thank you so much Christy, this is a huge help. I love the way this looks, and your card is simply stunning! I will be giving it a try! thank you

    3. How did you work with the curling of the vellum? did you tape it down? and did you leave the vellum to air dry? or use a heat tool? many thanks

  2. Thank you so much Sarah. The vellum did curl a bit but I left the large clear block on top of it overnight to flatten it out. That helped a lot. You could try a book as well. I then added dimensionals on the back and you couldn't see them through the dark blue areas. This helped to flatten out the piece even more.