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Heart of Christmas - Week 3

Hi there

Welcome to Week 3 of Heart of Christmas with the  Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team. This week I have the pleasure of hosting the other lovely ladies from the team who are sharing their Christmas inspiration.

Well, today is the day!  The fabulous Holiday Catalogue is now LIVE and all products are available for customers to order.  Waiting patiently for the BBB (big brown box) to arrive with your new goodies is always hard. I've got my fingers crossed that Australia Post will be kind to you! 

This week I've used products from the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Suite for my card.  The copper accented designer paper and the coordinating products make it easy to create holiday projects you will love.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and then added 2 coordinating designs from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper. The Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy filigree design is on the reverse of the copper accented diamond pattern. I added a narrow band of Copper Foil to separate the two designs. The greeting was cropped with a die from the Jolly Seasons Dies, also in Copper Foil.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For my embellishment, I started with a piece of thick Very Vanilla and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before cropping it with a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. My ornament was punched from Copper Foil that has been embossed with the fabulous new Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. To make it more ornament-like, I used the retired 1/8" handheld punch to create the hole at the top. It is easier if you punch the hole first and then position your ornament punch accordingly.

The lovely holly image is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and I've coloured it with Stampin' Blends using Light Mossy Meadow for the base (as it is the green in the paper) and then used Dark Old Olive for shading and some Light Old Olive in the centre to lighten it up a bit. The berries are in Cherry Cobbler for a pop of colour.  I fussy cut it right on the line as I didn't want any of the Whisper White base to show. I finished with a bow using the retired 1/8" copper edged vanilla ribbon. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept it very simple with a narrow strip of the Pretty Peacock and Night of Nay filigree design down the sides. I stamped the filigree border in Night of Navy ink at the bottom of the Very Vanilla writing panel and then trimmed each side with a narrow band of Copper Foil. The Stamparatus made lining up the border so easy with the step-stamping feature.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
All of the new products from the Holiday Catalogue are now available in my Online Store.  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.

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Night of Navy
Accessories Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (retired)
Tools     Jolly Season Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Dimensionals, 1/8" Handheld punch (retired), Tombow Glue


Now it's time to see the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight:

Christina Barnes

Michele Taylor

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

I hope you've found something that will spark your Christmas creativity.

Thanks for visiting today!


Christina Barnes

Another gorgeous Christmas card, Judy, I love the pop of red on the berries, and the embossed ornament. Such a gorgeous combination.

Cathy Proctor

Your cards are always just so elegant and professional Judy and I love how you give such detailed instructions too xx


Just beautiful Judy! That greeting die cut works perfectly here. Thanks for hosting this week!

Michele Taylor

Your card is stunning Judy and yes I am impatiently waiting for a BBB. It contains among other things the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina Gillespie

Wow, your card is gorgeous, Judy! I love everything about it.


Great works of art! Always enjoy your hops.


I really love your card Judy and I love how you did the sentiment on the front as well. I will have to have a go at the Hammered Metal ornaments they look gorgeous too!


A really lovely card Judy, with a touch of elegance. I love the texture of the stitched oval, the Subtle EF really makes such a difference doesn't it. I love all the coppery gorgeous-ness of the DSP. It's a really beautiful card - I love it!

Diane Furniss

Beautiful card Judy, I do love this suite so much.

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