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The Heart of Christmas - Week 27

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Hi there

Welcome to week 27 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team and the last for 2017. I've really enjoyed bringing you inspiration for your holiday projects and it has helped me to get my Christmas card stash built. I managed 18 out of the 27 weeks, so I'm pretty happy with that after being out of action for some time with my knee replacement surgery.

This week is all about scraps - using them up, that is. After my Wednesday ladies made the luxe gift card holders that I showed you last week, I was left with two 5cm strips of the gold and white check designer paper from the 'Year of Cheer' pack. It could easily have been left unused and then forgotten, so I made it my mission to use it up this week. I've made two clean and simple cards in gold and white. You don't need to add too much with the lushness of the gold foil, designer paper, washi and embossing. 

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I started with a piece of Whisper white and then added the gold check designer paper at the bottom and then moved upwards adding the block of gold embossed trees in the centre and the gold embossed greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set at the top. I did something I wouldn't normally do and added the gold and vanilla bow at the bottom, when the rest is gold and white. It all seems to blend harmoniously, though. I layered the panel onto a Gold Foil mat and then popped it up onto the thick Whisper White card base.

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For the second card I started with a panel of Whisper White and added a strip of gold and white check DSP to each side. I trimmed the DSP first so that it would have white edges showing on all sides, so it would pop against the gold foil mat. The strip of gold foil in the centre hides the join and I added a white strip embossed with the Quilt Top design. My gold embossed greeting from the 'Snowflake Sentiments' stamp set was die cut with a stitched oval and then popped up on a gold foil scalloped oval. This is a super simple layout that would work with any designer paper teamed with a contrasting colour for quick and easy cards, which is just what we need at this time of the year.

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Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Sentiments, Merry Mistletoe
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gold Foil, Year of Cheer DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Gold Metallic Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Year of Cheer Specialty washi
Tools     Quilt Top TIEF, Stitched Shapes & Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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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