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Heart of Christmas - Week 8

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Hi there

Welcome to week 8 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart team. I hope our projects are giving you the inspiration and motivation to start your holiday crafting. Only 12 weeks left until Santa pops down the chimney and only a month until I go to Orlando, Florida for the 30th anniversary Stampin' Up! OnStage event . Oh my gosh that has come up fast and this year is disappearing rapidly, so no time to lose to get those Christmas cards made!

This week I've had my first play with the products from the Joyous Noel suite on page 29 of the Holiday Catalogue. The designer paper is really lovely and one side of each double-sided sheet has copper accents.  So that is where today's card started and I might need to issue a bling alert here!

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Tranquil Tide and I added the panels of Copper Foil at the top and bottom that were embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder. I cut the pieces to size and put them both in the embossing folder together to ensure I got the patterns lined up. Next up I cut the piece of designer paper to fit the space in between the embossed panels and added the narrow strip of Merry Merlot striped designer paper on each join. 

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I have used a copper star from the Snowflakes & Stars Wire Elements as the centre piece for my embellishment. It sits on a scalloped circle cut from the Tranquil Tide leaf designer paper and matted on a Merry Merlot circle. I found the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon a bit wide for my needs, so I cut it in half and added some Fray Stopper to the cut side and then tied the bow to sit at the top of the star. I added a large Gold Faceted Gem in the centre of the star that I coloured with the Light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend marker. It is the perfect colour match for the copper accents on my card. Just make sure you use the side of the brush to colour embellisments like this, so you don't split the point of the brush nib. I added the greeting from the Still Night stamp set, which is heat embossed in copper  and cropped with the label from the Night Owl Thinlits Dies. I chose to use vanilla for the greeting label as I think it works better with the copper accents.

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For the inside, I have a Merry Merlot mat for my vanilla writing panel with a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and finished with a narrow strip of copper foil above. In the top corner I stamped some pine fronds from the Peaceful Noel stamp set and added some Merry Merlot berries.

Stampin' Up! Joyous Noel Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Noel, Still Night
Card stock & Papers Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Joyous Noel DSP
 Ink Versamark, Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot
Accessories Gold Faceted Gems, Snowflakes &Stars Wire Elements, Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon
Tools     Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, Night Owl Thinlits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends, Glue Dots, Copper EP, Heat gun

 
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team.  Click on Ros's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.

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