ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Blog Hop for the 2018 Holiday Catalogue release! You're probably coming here from Libby's blog and seeing her wonderful projects or you may be starting here, either way I hope you enjoy all the fabulous inspiration from the ESAD demonstrators on the Hop!

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

There is so much product to love being released in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue but the standout set to me was the gorgeous Signs of Santa and Santa's Signpost Framelits bundle. The images are so cute and as an added bonus you can cut images from the the coordinationg DSP using the framelits!

I'm not a classic red and green Christmas colour combo type of girl, I love using blue and greens for my Christmas cards since we never have white Christmases in Sydney. So for this card I started with a base of Night of Navy and simply stamped some small stars in the same colour from the set Wood Words. This went with my sponge brayered circle of night sky at the North Pole. I die cut the Santa and signpost and coloured them with Stampin' Blends. I added a small amount of Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the signpost to match the paste I put on the bottom of the die cut circle so that it looked like snow. I also heat embossed a little bit of retired Iridescent Ice embossing powder into the night sky on the die cut circle to look a lit like falling snow and a simple white-embossed sentiment direct onto the base finished the card.

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop using Signs of Santa and Santa's Signpost by Stampin' Up!

Jo's Stamping Spot - ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop using Signs of Santa and Santa's Signpost by Stampin' Up!

Next up on the hop is Fi Cobbin! Click the image below to head to her blog!

1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kim Oliver
3. Nicole Wilson
4. Delys Cram
5. Katrina Duffell
6. Peta Stephen
7. Cathy Pinchbeck
8. Barbara Williams
9. Libby Dyson
10. Jo Stubbings ---> You are here!
11. Fi Cobbin
12. Rebekah Crisp
13. Jenna Watkins
14. Rachael Lewsley
15. Jenny Hayward
16. Rochelle Blok
17. Lauren Meiklejohn
18. Rose Packer
19. Monique Fielder
20. Maree McIntosh
21. Sandra Mastello
22. Amity Knight
23. Sharon Dalton
24. Narelle Fasulo
25. Sharni Haines
26. Rebecca Scurr

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  1. Jo your card is just beautiful I love the fresh colours you have chosen and your colouring is amazing!

  2. Wow Jo, this is stunning. I love it with the blue background and then the red and white. It really pops. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us

  3. Santa really pops against that beautiful blue background, and the addition of the embossing paste really sets it off - love it.

  4. Wow that's beautiful. I love the brayering background, just gorgeous.

  5. Love, love, love what you did with this card. The embossing paste just adds a whole new dimension. Beautiful work.

  6. Very cute card Jo and I love the background. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. What!? I have the Wood Words stamp set and I never realized there are a small group of stars in it! In fact, I would have bet there weren't! I love your card!!

  8. I really love this, Jo! Gorgeous card.

  9. Gorgeous! I love that colour combo too! Love the embossing paste snow too. Okay I guess I love it all! x

  10. Love your snow Jo and I love the colours you've used, great card.

  11. This is so gorgeous Jo! Love the fabulous colour combo and using the embossing paste for snow is an awesome idea. Give the card so much more added dimension and texture! Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  12. Love love love Jo, and that glimmery snow looks superb!

  13. I LOVE everything about this card Jo!! Your brayer background is divine & the sparkly snow is totally perfect xo

  14. How cute. Just a lovely card. I've just pushed up this paper and framelits on the wishlist! Love all the colouring work though... really makes the card.

  15. Gorgeous card, just love your snow!

  16. Bet this card looks even better in person. Great card.