The Heart of Christmas - Week 12
August 16, 2017
Welcome to week 12 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week, I have a sweet and simple card that would be perfect to mass produce. You will also get a sneak peak of some of the lovely new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. Apologies for the lighting in the photos, as it was very dark and grey in Melbourne today, so I had to use artificial lighting.
I have used the lovely 'Quilt Top' embossing folder for the top section of my card and then added the sweet Real Red gingham design from the 'Quilted Christmas' 6" x 6" designer paper pack at the base. Even if you aren't into quilt designs, you will love the selection of small prints in both neutral and Christmas themed designs on the reverse side. For a card like this, without a border, I always start with a separate piece of card stock the size of my card front. It makes it easy to emboss just the section you want and to build up your design before adhering the finished art panel to the base card. It also lends itself to the mass production process too.
The centre medallion starts with a silver Foil Snowflake, which also comes in gold. Next, I have added a flagged strip in Emerald Envy as I wanted some extra pop. My stamped greeting in Real Red and Emerald Envy is from the new 'Snowflake Sentiments' stamp set. It also has some other lovely greetings for both the front and inside of your card. I've die cut the greeting with a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits and then layered it on a plain Real Red oval. I added some rhinestone bling to finish it. The medallion sits on a band of Real Red card stock covered with the lovely silver metallic ribbon.
For the inside I have used another greeting from 'Snowflake Sentiments', stamped in Emerald Envy. In the corners I have stamped the sweet little holly image from the 'Best Gifts' stamp set and coloured it with markers. At the base I have used some retired washi as the holly design worked so well with my corners and I have topped it with the narrow silver washi from the fabulous new 'Year of Cheer' Specialty washi set.
Finally, here is a view from the top.
All of the products used in this card (except the new Holiday Catalogue items) are now available in my Online Store.
|Stamps||Snowflake Sentiments, Best Gifts|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Real Red, Emerald Envy, Quilted Christmas DSP|
|Ink||Real Red, Emerald Envy|
|Accessories||Silver Metallic ribbon, Silver Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi, Rhinestones Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Quilt Top EF, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Liquid glue, Stampin' Write markers|
I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peaks of new products from the Holiday Catalogue. If you don't yet have your copy, please use the button in the left sidebar to contact me and I will happily pop one in the post for you.
If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, hop over to Claire's blog to see who else is participating this week
Thanks for visiting today!
Stunning card Judy, love the crispness of colour you chose, very pretty.
Posted by: monika o'neill | August 21, 2017 at 09:31 PM
This is beautiful Judy! Such a classic, beautiful look. I love that embossing folder, I can't wait for mine to arrive!
Posted by: Andrea Roberts | August 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM
That looks awesome Judy! As always there are so many beautiful details showing off the products. Thanks for playing along in this weeks Heart of Christmas,
Posted by: ClaireDaly | August 17, 2017 at 12:32 PM
Another week and another beautiful card Judy. I love the red gingham panel and thank you for the tip on embossing onto separate card - great idea! The inside of your card is stunning as well - I love it. :)
Posted by: Caroline | August 17, 2017 at 11:07 AM
Wow, that embossing folder looks great, Judy! I must give it a go this weekend.
Posted by: Kate Morgan | August 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM
Just stunning, Judy! I always forget to 'reverse' the scalloped layers to have them on top of the plain layer - it looks fabulous.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | August 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM
Beautiful card Judy - that gingham looks fabulous.
Posted by: Mary Kelly | August 17, 2017 at 08:45 AM
This card is really lovely Judy, you always do such elegant cards. Gorgeous!
Posted by: Sharon Davern | August 16, 2017 at 06:18 PM
Very sweet card, Judy. I love the embossing folder and DSP you've used; have just placed my order for them (totally overlooked them first time around!).
Posted by: Christine Blain | August 16, 2017 at 11:41 AM
Lovely cards Judy, I think the gold one is my favourite
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | August 16, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Judy, another stunning card! I'm totally in love with that sentiment and can't wait to use my snowflake sentiments stamp set too!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | August 16, 2017 at 10:56 AM