I’ve been missing in action the past month, but I was determined to join in the hop this week as it is the very last Heart of Christmas hop for the year. Sharon has done an amazing job hosting our Christmas blog. Thank you Sharon!
After attempting to make a fancy fold that did not work at all, here is super quick and easy Christmas card instead!
The O Holy Night Designer Series Paper forms the perfect background for this simple nativity scene. I’ve paired it with Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper, Night of Navy card stock and Basic White card stock.
I love the amount of detail in this nativity die from the Night Divine dies.
The Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper makes working with these detailed dies a breeze – there is no need to muck around with glue.
The glimmery stars in the sky are die cut using the dies from the Stars at Night Hybrid Embossing Folder set.
If you have a pack of the O Holy Night Designer Series Paper and a pack of the Silver Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper (online only) this design would be ideal for mass production of Christmas cards.
A few extra die cut stars complete the inside of the card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Judy May. I can’t wait to see what Judy has made this week.
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon Davern’s blog.
Welcome to week twenty six of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!
This week we are showcasing Gorgeous Grape, a vibrant purple colour that is now in the regals family, however I still consider it to be a bright! I’ve made a watercolour Christmas card that pairs Gorgeous Grape with Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky.
Watercolor backgrounds are so easy to make and even though they come out differently every time you really can’t make a mistake with watercolour. Well, that’s what I like to tell myself, anyway.
Adhere a torn strip of Stampin’ Up masking paper to the bottom section of a sheet of Fluid 100 watercolour paper and then use the widest water painter brush to cover the watercolour paper with water.
Once the paper is all wet, colour it in with Gorgeous Grape, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky from top to bottom. Use a heat tool to dry the water coloured background.
Stamp trees from the Forever Forest stamp set in Starry Sky and splatter some Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink Refill (diluted with water) before carefully removing the masking paper to reveal the snowy landscape.
The ‘joy & peace’ sentiment is from the Night Divine stamp set and the moon and star images are from The Forever Forest stamp set, both stamped in Starry Sky.
Tiny white snowflakes from the Adhesive-Backed Snowflake Assortment complete the front of the card.
I stamped another tree on the left in Starry Sky once I trimmed the card front to fit on the card base – I forgot the watercolour paper is a lot wider than our metric card bases.
The Starry Sky cardstock layer behind the water coloured card front really makes the Gorgeous Grape water coloured section of the sky stand out.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Palmieri – I can’t wait to see what Rachel has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.