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Heart of Christmas - Week 5


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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.

Timeless_TidingsFor 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.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

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. 

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

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.


Here are the cards together.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tidings - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
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.

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Rachel Woollard

Beautiful cards Judy, love the use of Balmy Blue for something a bit different

Claire Daly

So many great ideas on this card Judy. Your colouring as lovely as ever, and I really like how you use the subtle embossing folder after colouring. I never would have thought to add in Balmy Blue to those colours, but it works so well. Thank you for sharing your talent on Heart of Christmas this week.


Beautiful card Judy. Love how you've created your own individual DSP and then the touch with subtle embossing folder just finishes it off


Judy, your cards are always just beautiful. I love the Balmy Blue with the Real Red, it's a gorgeous combination! I'd be a very happy recipient of either card, they're both so lovely.

Diane Furniss

I really have to have the subtle embossing folder. The more I see it used the more I want it. beautiful card. I love Christmas Cards.

Kate Morgan

Great use of the embossing folder and I love your detail on the inside of the card!

Ros Davidson

I like how you made your own DSP and then added the texture with the embossing folder.

Catherine Proctor

Just beautiful, Judy! I can't pick a favourite, they are both stunning!

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