Welcome to Heart of Christmas for 2021. Each week (until mid-December), the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects.
This week I have a couple of clean and simple monochrome cards for you. The design would be a perfect if you need to make more than a few as well. The layouts are the same, but different colour ways to give you a different look.
This first card has a layer of Pool Party to create the background for the large bauble from the Delicate Baubles Dies that I cropped from silver foil. The outline die was used to cut the shape from the Basic White top layer, before adding the greeting from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set at the base in Coastal Cabana ink. I also dry embossed it with the dots from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder. As the folder is narrow, you will need to emboss twice to cover the whole area. I popped up the Pool Party layer on the Basic White card base, but you could leave it flat for posting.
For the inside, I have a Pool party mat for the writing panel, with a narrow strip of the silver and white striped design from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. I stamped the clump of trees from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in the corner using Coastal Cabana ink and a Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker.
For the second option, I decided to up the bling factor by using red foil for the background layer. It is really hard to photograph, but looks very elegant in real life.
I left the top layer plain apart from the greeting, but added a bow at the top of the bauble in my favourite (retired) Silver Metallic Edge ribbon. I'm sure it would look equally as good in the green foil as well.
|Stamps||Happy Holly-Days, Peaceful Deer|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Pool Party, Red & Green Foil Sheets, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP
|Ink||Coastal Cabana, Real Red|
|Accessories||Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon (retired), Simply Elegant Trim|
|Tools||Delicate Baubles Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots|
Now it's time to hop along to see what the very talented Ros has created for you this week.
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