Welcome to week 5 of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I'm showing you how easy it is to create your own designer paper for cards. Just a reminder, that you can now purchase any of the fabulous products in the Holiday Catalogue from my Online Store. If you don't yet have your own copy of the Holiday Catalogue, then please do get in touch, as I'd love to pop one in the mail for you.
This week I'm using an image from the Timeless Tidings stamp set to create my background. This stamp set (shown below) coordinates with the lovely Timeless Tidings Project Kit, but it is a fabulous stamp set in its own right, with 5 Christmas greetings in a lovely font and 3 images that are perfect for embellishing the inside of your card or to create your own backgrounds.
For my cards I have used the holly image, stamping repeatedly on Whisper White card stock and then colouring with Stampin' Blends in Call Me Clover and Real Red and a touch of Cherry Cobbler. The poinsettia image would also be great for this purpose or a combination of both images.
After colouring the holly images I put the panel through the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder for a lovely texture. I decided to use Balmy Blue as a contrasting colour for the art panel mat and the greeting. I added the 1/8" Real Red Solid ribbon around the panel and across the circle and then popped up the greeting from Timeless Tidings.
This closeup shows the text the Subtle embossing folder adds to the art panel. The finished panel was popped up on the Real Red Card base.
For the inside, the mat for the writing panel is Balmy Blue and I've added some of the red spotty washi tape from the Suite Season Speciality set at the bottom. The greeting is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set and I've added another fussy cut holly in the corner.
For the second card, I have basically reversed the colours. The base card is Balmy Blue and I added a panel that was embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. On the art panel I added a soft tint of Balmy Blue. This time the mat for the art panel is Real Red and the greeting is Gold Glimmer. I fussy cut another holly image and popped it over the top of one that was conveniently located near the greeting.
|Stamps||Timeless Tidings, Hearts Come Home|
|Card stock & Papers||Real Red, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer|
|Ink||Early Espresso, Real Red|
|Accessories||1/8" Real Red Solid Ribbon, Metallic Gold Pearls, Suite Season Specialty Washi|
|Tools||Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Call Me Clover, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler), Dimensionals|
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team. Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.
Thanks for visiting today!