Heart of Christmas - Week 1
August 21, 2019
Welcome to Week 1 of another year of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. I love creating for Christmas - home decor, cards, tags, decorations; everything! I hope we will give you lots of creative inspiration to get started on your holiday craft. Dare I say that there are only 127 days to Christmas and once we get into September, they truly fly by!
The launch of the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue is less than 2 weeks away for customers. Demonstrators have been able to preorder already and my project today will feature a number of new products. There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion and receive an additional $45 of product AND choose products from the new Holiday Catalogue in your Starter Kit. Contact me if you are interested in becoming a member of my team.
Now, onto the card I have to share with you. I've combined 2 of my favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue for this simple and elegant card. This would be a great design to make multiples of.
My card base is Night of Navy and I've added some of the navy and copper stars design from the stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper is really gorgeous, with one side of every double-sided sheet having copper foil accents to take your projects to the next level. I've added a narrow border of Copper Foil above the designer paper to separate it from the card base.
On the cropped Very Vanilla Stitched Label I have stamped the greeting from the So Many Stars stamp set in Night of Navy ink. It is one of 8 greetings in this set of 21 Photopolymer stamps. The lovely star flourish was die cut from Copper Foil using one of the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies. This is a huge set of 23 dies that include nesting stitched stars as well as the flourish and other smaller supporting stars and embellishments. To get the best result from the flourish die, you need to use the Precision Plate so you don't get those annoying dots all over the fine swirls. To finish, I've added some pretty navy rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. There are 28 each of 5 colours (Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy).
I have kept the inside simple, with a Very Vanilla writing panel edged with a strip of Copper Foil on each side. The greeting from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy ink and the star from the So Many Stars stamp set was stamped over the top in Seaside Spray ink.
It was a little breezy photographing outside, but I wanted to try and capture all the coppery goodness in natural light. I also finished off the back flap of the envelope with a group of stars from the So Many Stars stamp set.
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue will be available in my Online Store from 4 September 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the new Holiday Catalogue yet, then head to my 'Free Catalogues' page (tab at the top of the page) to register your details and I'll pop one in the post for you.
|Stamps||So Many Stars, Perfectly Plaid|
|Card stock & Papers||Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Seaside Spray|
|Accessories||Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels|
|Tools||Stitched Label Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue|
If you would like to see more Christmas inspiration, head over to Claire's Blog for the full list of participants this week.
Thanks for visiting today!
Goodness, Judy, what a stunning card! This is certainly going into my CASE file!
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | September 02, 2019 at 09:55 PM
Simply stunning Judy. I love the way you highlighted the tiny copper stars in the DSP with the gorgeous star die cut. Simple but very elegant.
Posted by: Michele Taylor | August 22, 2019 at 11:12 PM
Fantastic use of copper with the richness of the navy. Lovely card Judy!
Posted by: Kate Morgan | August 22, 2019 at 04:49 PM
What a beautiful and elegant Christmas card Judy. I love it inside and out. The brightly gleaming DSP is just so perfect for this style of card. I really like the copper elements you've added to the front and inside of the card. The star flourish simply makes this card and the stamping inside and on the envelope is such a nice extra touch. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Posted by: Penny Hanuszak | August 22, 2019 at 05:59 AM
What a lovely card Judy, I love what you have done with the stars and the rhinestones. Such an elegant card!
Posted by: Sharon | August 21, 2019 at 11:35 PM
A stunning card Judy, I love those colours for a Christmas card and the Star Dies are at the very top of my wish list now!!
Posted by: Christina Barnes | August 21, 2019 at 09:23 PM
Amazing card Judy and so well suited to that gorgeous DSP. Your card design is so well balanced with those strips of copper foil. Thank you for playing along in week 1 of Heart of Christmas.
Posted by: ClaireDaly | August 21, 2019 at 09:17 PM
A lovely vibrant and starry card Judy. I love the rich colours in this dsp - one of my favourites from the Holiday catalogue.
Posted by: Caroline | August 21, 2019 at 09:09 PM
I love what you've done with this stamp set Judy, it's a stunning card x
Posted by: Cathy Proctor | August 21, 2019 at 08:48 PM
Loving the Night of Navy for Christmas this year it's just so sophisticated, love your card Judy, Thanks for the inspiration.
Posted by: Diane Furniss | August 21, 2019 at 08:30 PM