Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas Week 4

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas Week 4

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

“Crumb Cake Reindeer” Card

Okay, I’ll admit it.

I seem to be incapable at the moment of making a card without one of these elements:

  • crumb cake,
  • linen thread,
  • burlap,
  • stitched framelit dies, and
  • the new facetted gems.

And now I have one more ‘must include’ to add to this list…the amazing new burlap background stamp.

I just love how it gives my card such texture without adding weight or thickness, which is very important with Christmas cards that will be sent out in the post.

My crumb cake reindeer card ended up looking very different to the card I thought I was going to make.

Originally I intended to put one of the divine little Boxwood wreaths around the reindeer’s neck but they were just too big. So instead I CASED the annual catty’s photo staging (see page 112) and put the wreath around the necks of some porcelain reindeer I found for a couple of dollars at my local op shop…I just adore these reindeer and you’ll being seeing a lot more of these elegant fellows in my upcoming Christmas card blogs.

The gorgeous sentiment is from a new set called Merry Mistletoe and I can see myself using this one a lot too.

This card would work with so many other colour combinations and it really is quick and easy to make, ideal for when you need to mass produce.

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Listed below are all the supplies I used to make my card.  If you click on one of the images, you will be taken to my online store, where you can buy the products for yourself.

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy
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Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

“May Your Christmas Sparkle” Card

Because it’s winter here I decided to make a Christmas card that made me feel warm and cosy. I began this card with some smoky slate card stock that I embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder.

I just love grey, silver and white together so I used my Pretty Pines thinlits to cut whisper white and silver foil card stock. I wrapped the embossed card stock with some of the new 1/8″ silver and white ribbon–don’t you just adore this ribbon?

Pretty Label Punch, Faceted Gems & Touches of Nature Elements

Three new products that I’ve used here and are so incredibly versatile are the pretty label punch, the touches of nature elements and the faceted gems.

The pretty label punch comes with a matching stamp set (Label Me Pretty) but so many other sentiments from different stamp sets also fit perfectly into it.

This sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set–it is the perfect sentiment for these sparkling faceted gem embellishments!

And the touches of nature elements can be used with either the wood side or the white side (that you can colour with your markers) up–I used the white side for this card.

This card would work in so many different colours and would look equally as beautiful with the gold faceted gems and gold ribbon.

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

Art With Heart the Heart of Christmas

 

Today I am participating in a new weekly blog hop along with some of the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team.

Every Wednesday morning we will be posting some Christmas card inspiration using products from the new 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, as well as from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue (available in September).

Holly Berry Happiness Wreath Card

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest which used the (now retired) Wondrous Wreath bundle. I just loved the colours and the design so I thought I would C.A.S.E. it using the Holy Berry Happiness stamp set instead.

I made the wreath by firstly drawing a circle on very vanilla cardstock. I bent the photopolymer holly stamp slightly and then stamped it in Sahara sand several times around the circle so it formed a wreath.

Then I stamped the matching berry stamp in real red and wrapped the stamped image with linen thread.

The sentiment (stamped in real red) is part of a sentiment from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, which I then punched out with the classic label punch.

 

Finally, I used a sponge dauber to add some Sahara sand to the edges, mounted it onto some real red cardstock and then onto a very vanilla notecard.

Matching envelope

To complete this card I simply stamped on the back of the very vanilla envelope with other stamps from the same Holly Berry Happiness card.

I love the simplicity of this card–you don’t need fancy equipment to create something quite timeless.

 

 

 

 

You can go back to Claire’s blog to find the links to the other team members who are participating this week.

And I know it might seem a little early for Christmas cards, but just remember there are only 28 weeks to go!

Thanks for stopping bye,

Cathy