Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration with the Art with Heart team.
This week I’m playing with the new Stampin Blends and matching stamp set, Color Me Happy, which are available for sale from today. Instead of making one of the designs in the Colour Me Happy Kit (which by the way are all so beautiful) I decided to make a Christmas card using one of the bird stamps from the Colour Me Happy Stamp set.
I used four of the Stampin Blends pens: dark cherry cobbler, light cherry cobbler, dark pumpkin pie, and the colour lifter pen to shade my little Christmas bird. The colour lifter pen allows you to remove colour, giving your shading extra depth. Here’s a close-up of my little bird so you can see the shading.
I then cut out my stamped image with a square stitched shapes die and mounted it onto a scalloped square of cherry cobbler, die cut using the layering squares dies. The background DSP is from the wood textures DSP stack, mounted onto a card base made from crumb cake card stock.
Texture was added with some burlap ribbon, touches of nature elements and a sweet little bow made with linen thread. The sentiment is from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, punched out with the classic label punch.
To see what the rest of the team have made hop back to Claire’s blog and I’ll be back with some more Christmas inspiration next week.
Welcome back to the Heart of Christmas weekly blog.
This week I was lucky enough to borrow and have a play with 2 sets I don’t own from the Holiday catalogue: Beachy Little Christmas and Wise Men from Afar. I was inspired by the graphic palm tree in the Wide Men from Afar set to make some Aussie Christmas cards, but I actually ended up using a a whole lot of stamp sets to make 3 quite different cards.
My first card uses the beach hut from Beachy Little Christmas…a perfect card for my family as we live at the beach and all my boys surf. I mounted it to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I paired my fussy cut beach hut (coloured in with the new Stampin Blends pens which are available in November) with the palm tree from Wise Men from Afar, and used my envelope punch board to make a matching envelope out of the Merry Little Christmas DSP.
My second card features the palm tree again, this time stamped with the High Tide set to create a beach scene.
The Adirondack chair is a super cute die from the seasonal layer thinlets and the little ornaments and present are cut using the Christmas Staircase thinlets.
The beautiful “enjoy the warmth of the season” sentiment is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set…just perfect for a summer Christmas!
Because I used a whisper white notecard to make this card the matching envelope was already made, so I simply decorated it with Washi tape and a label made using the Labels to Love stamp set and Everyday label punch.
My final card uses the tree stamp from “Beach Little Christmas” coloured in with my blender pens and the “enjoy the warmth of the season” sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I love the colours of pool party and real red together so I’ve mounted my tree onto both pool party and real red card stock, with the final layer some of the gorgeous Naturally Eclectic DSP.
I took most of these photos in my garden as it seemed only right for these cards…so many of our Christmas celebrations occur outdoors in the glorious Sydney summer.
But my reindeers insisted on an indoor photo as well, although I think they might just be upstaged by my darling little chairs…such a bargain at 10 cents each at my local op shop!
You can go back to Claire’s blog to see what the rest of our team have made this week.
And I’ll be back next week with some more Heart of Christmas inspiration.
Product List (NOTE: stampin blends not available until November 1)