Heart of Christmas - Week 2
August 28, 2019
Welcome to Week 2 of Heart of Christmas with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.
Woohoo, only 1 week until the new Holiday Catalogue goes live to customers! There is still time to take advantage of the Extra, Extra, Extra joining promotion. Take first pick of all of the fabulous new products in the Holiday Catalogue and receive an additional $45 worth in your Starter Kit. Contact me if you are interested in joining my team.
This week I have opened the Peaceful Boughs Bundle for my card. This stamp set has traditional imagery of foliage and pine cones and 2 lovely greetings. There is a coordinating set of dies that include some additional frames for greetings. It was really difficult to photograph the card as the camera hones in on the foil and makes it really bright, when in real life it is much more subtle.
I've gone with a non-traditional colour combo of mostly neutral colours with gold foil accents. The card base is Sahara Sand and I cut another panel of Sahara Sand and stamped one of the smaller foliage images in Gray Granite ink around the edges. The cluster of dots were added next, stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in gold. I ran the panel through the Big Shot with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, to add texutre. I've used 2 of the largest foliage dies and cut them in Gold Foil as the background. There are a number of options for the pine cones, but I've gone with a solid background of Soft Suede and the detailed die overlay in Champagne Foil.
The greeting was heat embossed in gold on Very Vanilla card stock and then cropped with a label die from the Beautiful Boughs Dies. It has a little diamond shaped hole at each end, so I threaded the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon through and then popped up the label. I added a pop of colour with the little bird from the Well Written Dies cropped in Red Glimmer paper.
For the inside, I have a Gold Foil mat for my Very Vanilla writing panel. I've partially stamped the smallest of the foliage images in the corners in Gray Granite ink and added some more gold embossed dots.
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.
|Card stock & Papers||Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil, Red Glimmer|
|Ink||Gray Granite, Versamark|
|Accessories||Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon|
|Tools||Well Written Dies, Beautiful Boughs Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Gold EP, Heat gun|
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!
I have to say that I would never have thought to put these colours together for a Christmas Card, but it is just stunning! I love the metallic over the neutrals, gorgeous, gorgeous!:)
Posted by: Christina Barnes | September 04, 2019 at 12:57 PM
Lovely card Judy, I love what you have done with the ribbon.
Posted by: Diane Furniss | September 03, 2019 at 08:09 PM
Such an elegant card, Judy! I agree that the birdie is a fabulous pop of colour amongst all those gorgeous neutrals and metallics.
Posted by: Tina Gillespie | September 02, 2019 at 08:32 PM
Judy, I love your card. The ribbon looks fantastic threaded through the label and I love the pop of colour and sparkle with the sweet little bird.
Posted by: Caroline | September 01, 2019 at 10:30 PM
Beautiful card Judy, I love the elegant colour scheme you've used
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | August 29, 2019 at 04:22 PM
Love, love love your card Judy. Elegant design and colour scheme. The little red bird is so cute.
Posted by: Michele Taylor | August 29, 2019 at 04:12 PM
Posted by: Jennifer | August 29, 2019 at 03:41 AM
Great card Judy! I had to recheck to make sure I was on the right page - is that Judy going all grunge on us? It's such a lovely colour palette and I just love it!
Posted by: Claire Daly | August 28, 2019 at 09:47 PM
Such a lovely elegant card, Judy I really like it, just beautiful!
Posted by: Sharon | August 28, 2019 at 09:10 PM
Judy your card is simply stunning!!!
Posted by: Cathy Proctor | August 28, 2019 at 08:33 PM