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Heart of Christmas - Week 14

Hi there

Welcome to Week 14 of Heart of Christmas from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team.

I've been wanting to use the lovely silhouette of Santa and his sleigh from the Jolly Seasons Dies for a while. This week I got out my reinkers and Shimmery White paper to create a night sky background.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with the ground at the bottom of the the piece of Shimmery White paper and then worked upwards with Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather and Night of Navy. Water colour washes aren't my forte, but the 2 things I learned from this card, was to not be afraid of water and wait until it is really dry before passing judgement! I wasn't super happy with the blending, so I spritzed it heavily with water after I had the colour on and it really helped to blend them together. It does take quite a while for the art piece to dry naturally, so you need to be paitent. I stamped the tree from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink at the bottom after I was sure it was dry.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
To give it more of a night sky look, I mixed up a few drops of Frost White Shimmer paint and some rubbing alcohol and flicked it onto the piece with a dry aquapainter. You need to be paitent with this process too, so you get a nice fine coverage and not too many blobs. I used my black dimensionals for the first time to pop up Santa and the sleigh on the finished art piece.

Stampin' Up! Jolly Seasons Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I finished with the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock onto a Whisper White banner, with a narrow banner of Highland Heather underneath. I added a trio of stars from the Snowflake Sequins and a tiny rhinestone coloured with Poppy Parade Blends on the nose of the first reindeer.

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 Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Shimmery White
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Snowflake Sequins
Tools     Jolly Seasons Dies, Big Shot, Black Dimensionals, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Poppy Parade Blends, Reinkers (Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Highland Heather, Night of Navy)


The lovely Sharon Davern is hosting us tonight, so pop over to her blog for the links to check out the inspiring projects from the other ladies participating tonight. 

Dont't forget there are another 2 days of the Online Extravaganza.  It is a great time to stock up on your card stock for the Regals and Neutrals colour collections and to change over your ink pads to the new foam style. Plus there are 8 popular stamp and die bundles that are now reduced 15% - Band Together, Bloom & Grow, Dino Days, Free As A Bird, Memorable Mosaic, Parcels & Petals, Path of Petals and To A Wild Rose. You can find all of the discounted items in one location in my Online Store.


Thanks for visiting today!



Your card is really gorgeous, love your background. Thanks for sharing how you made it. It really makes a great back drop to the Santa sleigh.


I just love the night-sky colours on this card Judy. And it wouldn't be the REAL Santa's sleigh if Rudolf wasn't the leader of the reindeers. x

Diane Furniss

Lovely card Judy, I love the night sky and silhouette Santa.

Michele Taylor

Your card is stunning Judy. One of my favourites for the series so far. Love the background. I love this die too but just could not justify the purchase.

Andrea Sargent

Great card Judy. I love your sky with Santa flying up up and away. 💖

Tina Gillespie

WOW! What a spectacular card, Judy! I would have ended up with a muddy mess!

Kate Morgan

A wonderful watercolour background, Judy, it looks fantastic with the silhouette die!

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