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The Heart of Christmas - Week 11


Hi there

Welcome to week 11 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week, I have an elegant monochrome card with a deluxe feel in vanilla and gold. My fling with this colour combo has been enabled by the gorgeous metallic edge ribbon and the Bundle of Love vanilla and gold foil specialty designer paper. 

  Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have used the cluster of trees from the 'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set  heat embossed in gold, as a back drop to the sparkly gold sleigh from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits. The top section has been dry embossed with my favourite 'Softly Falling' embossing folder and trimmed at the bottom with a strip of the gorgeous foil design from the Bundle of Love paper pack.

      Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I always like to cover the white core on die cut pieces. I know I'm a bit anal, but it really does add to the finish, when it looks solid gold. I've tried a few gold markers (including a Sharpie and a retired SU gold marker), but they don't really give a good result. My new go-to for colouring the edges of gold foil and gold glimmer die cuts is a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write marker. It goes on easily and it really looks fabulous - give it a try for yourself. You can see in the close-up above, that I've added a touch of snow to the ground and some of the tree branches with a glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Isn't that metallic edge ribbon gorgeous? It is lovely and soft to work with too.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have continued the luxe feel with a mat of gold foil under the writing panel. At the base I have used 2 washi designs from the 'Year of Cheer Specialty Washi' set coming in the new Holiday Catalogue. Doesn't the wider design match the Bundle of Love designer paper really well? The greeting comes from the lovely  'Hearts Come Home' stamp set, also new in the Holiday Catalogue.

Finally, here is a view from the top.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree & Santa's Sleigh for The Heart of Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


All of the products used in this card (except the new Holiday Catalogue items) are now available in my Online Store

Project Details
Stamps Lovely as a Tree, Santa's Sleigh, Hearts Come Home
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Bundle of Love DSP
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi
Tools     Santa's Sleigh Thinlits, Layering Oval Framelits, Softly Falling EF, Big Shot, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow glue, Glue pen, Crushed Curry marker

I've enjoyed revisiting some of my existing Christmas themed products over the past few weeks. Next week, I hope to bring you a sneak peak of some of the goodies from my Holiday Catalogue pre-order. 

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!


Anne Lewis

Love your card. It is beautiful. All your cards are!


This is fabulous Judy! Love the classic colour combination of Gold and Very Vanilla and all your lovely details.

monika o'neill

Wow! Judy another beautiful stunning card, I love the gold and white certainly a very luxurious card. xx

Tina Gillespie

Your card is stunning, Judy - it definitely screams luxe to me!

Kate Morgan

Loving this colour combination Judy and another stunning card. Thanks so much for the tip with the Crushed Curry marker... who would have thought?!!!!


The gold is awesome on this one. Beautiful!!!

Catherine Proctor

Judy your cards are always so professional and classy...another stunner!

Mary Kelly

Oh Judy, this is so beautiful. So very, very elegant! So much inspiration - this card is going to be shown everywhere.


Judy, another beautiful card yet again. It is really stunning. Thank you for the tip on using the marker to run around the edge of the die cut of the foil - great idea! :)

Christine Blain

Perfectly lovely, Judy! I am a big fan of that ribbon, too, and just love the luxurious look of all the gold and vanilla elements on your card.


Stunning card Judy, inside and out!

Sharon Davern

Such a stunning card Judy, just gorgeous!

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