Welcome to Week 16 and the final of Heart of Christmas for this year. I'm hosting the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team this week, so make sure you check out all of the links at the bottom of the post to see their inspiring Christmas creations.
I've got another simple but elegant card for you this week. As we get closer to Christmas, simple is good, right? I really like the bauble design from the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper, but I have found it difficult to use. So my mission this week, was to find a simple layout that lets it shine.
I started with a Night of Navy card base and then added a layer of Copper Foil that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. It adds lovely texture and interest to a simple layout. The centre panel is also Night of Navy with some of the bauble design paper at the top. I've heat embossed the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set at the bottom. I finished with the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive ribbon around the centre panel, tied in a bow at the front. The centre panel was popped up on the foil background. In my haste to get it photographed I forgot to add the 3 Metallic Pearls that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blend Marker.
For the inside, I have a Copper Foil mat for the writing panel and some designer paper at the bottom. In the top corner, I've used some of the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. These are fabulous for quick and easy embellishment.
|Stamps||Itty Bitty Christmas|
|Card stock & Papers||Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil|
|Accessories||Gold Metallic Pearls, Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements|
|Tools||Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat Gun, Bronze Stampin' Write Marker.|
Here are the links to other ladies participating in our final Heart of Christmas this year.