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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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:
I hope you've found something that will spark your Christmas creativity.
Thanks for visiting today!