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The Heart of Christmas - Week 18

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Welcome to week 18 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I decided to have a play with the new 'Winter Wonder' embossing folder from the Holiday Catalogue. Because we have a Summer Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere, there are many who get very 'thingy' when it comes to anything that looks remotely like a snowflake. I love the glorious symmetry of snowflakes and choose to think of them as stars when it comes to Christmas. 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
 

This isn't the card I had in my mind when I started, but sometimes you just have to go with and see where it takes you. I started by embossing a square of thick Whisper White with the 'Winter Wonder' embossing folder. It gives a very deeply etched result, so I recommend you spritz the card stock with water first to prevent cracking. I gently tapped a Glue Pad over the embossed design and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for lots of sparkle. While that was drying I punched out a circle of Silver Foil and then layered up the gorgeous detailed stars from the Star of Light Thinlits. The large one is in Pool Party and the smaller one is in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. I've topped it with a bow in the lovely Silver Metallic ribbon. Once the embossed piece was dry I popped up the finished star embellishment in the centre. 

         Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have added a mat of Pool Party card stock and then another slightly wider one of Silver foil before popping the panel up on a square Real Red card base. You can see more of the detail in the photo above. I stamped the Christmas greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Real Red and flagged the end and slipped it under the foil circle.

 

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the lovely sparkle on the embossed snowflake. For the inside I have a mat of Pool Party under the writing panel and a strip of the narrow silver washi at the bottom. I have used markers to ink up the baubles from 'Carols of Christmas' and stamped the greeting from 'Season Like Christmas' in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Winter Wonder EF & Starlight Thinlits - Judy May, Just Judy Designs   

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Project Details
Stamps Carols of Christmas, Season Like Christmas, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Silver Metallic Ribbon, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools     Winter Wonder EF, Big Shot, 1 13/8" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Write Markers (Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Gray), Glue Pad (not SU)

If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week

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