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The Heart of Christmas - Week 6


Hi there

Welcome to week 6 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This has been a topsy-turvy week and the card I have to share with you was originally made for Sunday's CASE-ing the Catty 'Holidays' section. However, before I could take the photos and finalise the post I had an unexpected stay in hospital and it didn't happen.  It is now Tuesday and I'm thankfully back home resting and able to write this post and share the Christmas card I made.

As you would expect then, my card is inspired by one in the new Annual Catalogue (top of page 112), but I've changed it up from a snowy looking daytime scene to a night sky with lots of sparkly bling. I generally pair black and gold with white, but this time I've gone with Vanilla. I like the soft and elegant feel it lends to my card.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

To start, I cut the top frame in thick Very Vanilla using the largest of the square framelits from the Layering Squares. The black background was cut the same size as the top frame and I stamped the stars from the 'Christmas Pines' set  in Versamark and then embossed them in gold. I added 1/8" foam strips around the edge of the black background and then arranged 3 die cut ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil and Very Vanilla within the frame, to create the hills. The tree from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set was stamped multiple times in Garden Green onto Wild Wasabi card stock and then fussy cut. I played around with the positioning of the trees; some are popped up and others popped behind the hills. I added more of the foam strips around the inside edges of the opening on the Vanilla frame so that it has the look of a shadow box and stays firm and doesn't collapse. You can see more of the details in this closeup.


Once the shadow box was finished, I added the lovely vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and then mounted the panel on the Gold Foil covered Very Vanilla base card.  The greeting on the front is from the 'Star of Light' stamp set and I heat embossed it in gold, added a frame of  Gold Foil and mounted it to the front of the card. I added some small gold metallic enamel dots to finish the greeting label and a gold star to the tree at the front.

For the inside I have gold embossed the greeting from the 'Merry Mistletoe' stamp set in the centre. At the base I have stamped a tree directly onto the writing panel before adding more of the vanilla and gold Metallic-Edge ribbon and popping up a stamped and fussy cut tree nearby.


Finally, here is a view from the top, but it doesn't do the gold bling justice.

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

All of the products used in this card are now available in my Online Store. Click on the product links below.

Project Details
Stamps Merry Mistletoe, Star of Light, Christmas Pines
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
 Ink Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Vanilla & gold Metallic-Edge ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes
Tools     Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes 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 for details of the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for visiting today and remember to make the most of every moment!

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Susan Creech

Just spotted this on Pinterest and followed the link to give you my compliments! Stunning card!

Cheryl Hamilton

Wow, Judy!! Love your card & the way you made the hills using the Stitched Shape Framelits!! And all the bling...

Sharon Davern

Oh my goodness Judy, this is simply gorgeous! I just love this card! Beautiful!

Tina Gillespie

I nearly CASEd this card myself this week! It's such a pretty card, and you've done a marvellous job recreating it.


This is so amazing Judy, I really love the colours and composition and the dimension. A very special card. Thanks for playing along this week with Heart of Christmas.


Absolutely, simply stunning!!! Judy, I wish you could have seen my reaction when I first saw your card. Wow, wow, wow! I truly love this card! Well done you. P.S. Hope you're feeling much better now. x :)

Jan Collins

Wow this is such a stunning card Judy, the black, gold and vanilla look so good together I love it and I hope your feeling better

Kate Morgan

Simply stunning Judy. I was only admiring this same sample in the catalogue this week and trying to work out how to recreate it, as I don't have this stamp set.... yet!!!

Jeanne Wilson

Beautiful Judy, I love the ribbon and the perfect bow.

Catherine Proctor

Judy this card is so stunning, I absolutely adore it.

monika o'neill

Oh Judy, you never fail to amaze me with your stunning cards, this one is just beautiful, the colours are gorgeous love pops of gold. :)

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