Welcome to week thirteen of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Wondering how to use up your leftover strips of designer series paper or how to incorporate more than one DSP pattern on your card front? This simple layout is very effective and it can be made with virtually any DSP.
The trick to stop the background DSP competing with the foreground elements is to use a DSP that has a smaller pattern or more solid colours.
I originally intended to use the Painted Christmas DSP for this card, however I felt that the Boughs of Holly DSP was a better match as it really allowed the sentiment and foliage pieces to shine.
The foliage is stamped and die cut using the Christmas Banners Bundle in colours selected to match the Boughs of Holly DSP: Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Old Olive (stamped off) and Basic White.
Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly DSP colour combination
I love the versatility and impact of word dies. This layered “sending” sentiment is from the Sending Smiles dies and I reach for a lot. Don’t forget to use an adhesive sheet for the top word layer – it turns the word into a repositionable sticker and prevents any adhesive mess.
There is no Christmas sentiment in the Sending Smiles bundle, so I used the “Christmas” and the “wishes” sentiment from the Christmas Banners Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark ink onto scraps of Evening Evergreen cardstock and then white heat embossed.
I’ve stamped some more of this gorgeous foliage from the Christmas Banners stamp set inside the card too.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rosa Leyden– I can’t wait to see what Rosa has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.
Welcome to week nineteen of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!
This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Evening Evergreen, a very dark and dramatic 2021-2023 In Colour.
Because Evening Evergreen is the darkest of Stampin’ Up! greens I thought I would try pairing it with the brightest of Stampin’ Up! greens – Parakeet Party – and I’ve decided I really love this colour combination!
The embossed layer couldn’t be simpler. After embossing Basic White card stock with the Fern 3D Embossing folder use blending brushes to add Evening Evergreen and Parakeet Party ink to the ferns.
I trimmed the embossed layer to 9.5 x 13.8cm, adhered it to a Parakeet Party 10 x 14.3cm cardstock layer and then adhered both of these layers to a a 10.5 x 14.8 cm Evening Evergreen layer – half a A4 sheet of cardstock.
The “Sending” layered die is from the Sending Dies. The secret to success with using a layering word die like this is to add an adhesive sheet behind the cardstock BEFORE you die cut the word out. It turns your die into a sticker that you can easily reposition to get it perfectly aligned.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Welcome to week fifteen of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop! This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring one of my very favourite colours – Crumb Cake.
I love Crumb Cake so much because it is such a wonderful neutral that works with every single colour. I wanted to make it the feature colour on this card by only adding Basic White and just a touch of Real Red, but I might have added too much red!.
My card is actually CASED from this incredible card created last year by UK demonstrator and former Artisan designer, Emma Goddard. Isn’t this card simply stunning?
I loved the loved the colour combination of Real Red and Crumb Cake, as well as the effect she created by heat embossing a large word stamp, then dry embossing it with an embossing folder and then, finally, blending Crumb Cake ink over the top to make the word pop out and highlight the texture of the embossing folder.
As many of these products are now retired, I had to get creative and CASE this design with current Stampin’ up! products.
The “Sending” stamp is from the Sending Smiles stamp set
The “Christmas Wishes” is from the Leaves of Holly Stamp set
The dry embossing is created with the “Wintry” embossing folder
The double bow is created using the Bakers Twine Essentials and the Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ (1 cm) Ribbon Combo Pack
The white heat embossed word is invisible until you blend the Crumb Cake ink over it with a blending brush.
The “Christmas wishes” sentiment was also heat embossed in white onto Basic White Cardstock and then I rubbed Real Red ink over the top and cut the sentiment in half.
To achieve the white border of Emma’s “Merry and” reverse stamps I mounted the Christmas wishes sentiment onto some Basic White card stock before attaching to the card.
The Real Red Ribbon was cut in half lengthways before tying into a bow and the top bow is Crumb Cake bakers twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, however you could use Linen Thread as well.
Red Rhinestone jewels popped into the middle of the snowflakes complete the card.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Michele Taylor – I can’t wait to see what Michele has made this week!
Welcome to week six of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Ten more products have just been added to Sale-a-bration, so I’ve paired two of these new Sale-a-bration items – the gold foil from the Brushed Metallic cardstock pack and silver foil from the Silver Foil Specialty pack – with the existing Sale-a-bration Gold and Silver DSP for my two modern Christmas cards.
NOTE: If you would like to redeem your Sale-a-bration credits for these new items, make sure you use the codes below, instead of the original product codes they have in the catalogue they appear in.
My “non-traditional” Christmas cards were inspired by a video where Stampin’ Up used the Rays of Light Stamp set to stamp on the Silver & Gold DSP.
TOP TIP – use your Stamparatus to stamp large background stamps like this one.
This sparkly Silver & Gold DSP works really well with the gorgeous sentiment stamp I’ve used from the “Very Best Occasions” stamp set. I love this sentiment – bring on the sparkle and banish the stress of Christmas, I say!
I’ve used two of the new 2022-24 In Colours for my cards today – Parakeet Party paired with silver foil and Sweet Sorbet paired with gold foil.
I used a paper trimmer to cut out the gold embossed sentiment, adding red rhinestones as holly berries to the sentiment.
The gold frame is created using the largest and third largest stitched rectangle dies, with the stamped DSP die cut out with the second largest stitched rectangle die.
While I layered the gold frame behind the DSP for the Sweet Sorbet card, I decided to place the silver frame over the top of the stamped DSP for the Parakeet Party card.
The sentiment for the Parakeet Party card was die cut using layering circle dies and Rhinestone Basic Jewels embellish the sentiment.
I know which card I like the best, but I’m curious to find out which variation you prefer? Do you think this design is too modern and graphic for Christmas cards?
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard – 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 on Sharon‘s blog. Sharon Davern is the host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop this year – thank you so much Sharon!!