A Christmas Rose for Any Occasion!

A Christmas Rose for Any Occasion!

Welcome to Week 13 of the Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I’m sharing with you a variety of cards I’ve made using Stampin’ Up!’s brand new “Christmastime Is Here Suite”.

This suite is not in the Holiday Catalogue, but you can order it online here.

All of the products in the suite can either be ordered together or individually. This video gives you closer look.

Yes this is a Christmas suite, but the DSP patterns and the rose themed stamps and dies are also ideal for a variety of cards, including Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day, thank you and sympathy cards.

Card one is a “for you” card that I shared in a blog last week. Here it is again in case you missed it.

After stamping the rose image in Memento ink onto Whisper White card stock I used my marker pens in Rococo Rose, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite to colour directly onto the stamped image and then I blended using the clear blender pen, NOT the stampin blends.

Card two uses exactly the same stamped image but colouring in with soft saffron and soft sea foam it gives it a totally different effect.

This time I made a square card and mounted the image onto a piece of Sahara Sand, embossed with the pinewood embossing folder.

I’ve also used the Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon and Gold Glitter Enamel Dots from the suite as well as branches die cut in Whisper White using the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I finished of with some Wink of Stella but did go a teeny weeny bit overboard, making my card very glittery!

Card three is a Christmas card that uses a piece of Let it Snow DSP, overlaid with vellum. I fussy cut the image from the Christmastime is Here DSP, before cutting it in half to sit either side of the “Seasons Greetings” sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in gold.

Red Rhinestones add a touch of bling and cover a smudge of ink!!!!

Card four uses two different patterns from the Christmastime Is Here DSP to make a birthday card that could very easily be used as a Mother’s Day card if I changed the sentiment.

I picked up on the Poppy Parade and the Mossy Meadow colours in the DSP and used my blender pens in these colours to colour in stamped flowers from the Tea Together stamp set. The teapot, cup and saucer were also stamped from this set and then all cut out using the matching dies.

The happy birthday sentiment is from the Itty bitty Birthdays stamp set die cut out with my stitched rectangle dies.

My final card is another one I shared with you last week and perhaps the most traditional of the lot – a Merry Christmas card.

I simply die cut out the image from the DSP , using the same die that I used to cut out my stamped rose in the other cards. Very quick and super easy.

The lovely Judy May is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 11 Farmhouse Christmas step card

Welcome to week 11 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I have a confession to make.

I bought the Farmhouse Christmas bundle simply to get the picket fence, the teeny tiny string of lights and the teeny tiny bow dies. But now that I’ve had a play with this set, I’ve fallen in love with every stamp and die in this bundle. It’s just so cute!

I’ve seen a few Z fold cards made with this set but I haven’t seen any step cards so I decided to make one for my project this week. If you haven’t seen a step card before, here’s a side on view to show you what I’m talking about.

Step cards come in so many different variations (just Google it and you’ll see what I mean) but the type I’ve made with the Farmhouse Christmas bundle is very simple and so easy to make. The measurements for my card are as follows. Begin with a piece of cardstock (I used Gray Granite) measuring 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Score and fold at 1″, 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6 3/8″.

At this point, I need to insert a little disclaimer. I stamped my house and trees using Early Espresso ink and then used my Stampin’ Up! blends to colour them in, but on the tree where I used my colour lifter blender pen it comes up with a purple hue in my photos!

In real life, you don’t even notice this but if this worries you and you don’t want that purple hue on your card don’t use the colour lifter pen when colouring in.

Here’s a photo of the card stretched out so you can see how I’ve laid out the stamps and the dies on my card.

Step cards are really suited to stamp sets that you can use to create a layered scene. And they are wonderful for the recipient because they stand up beautifully by themselves for display purposes.

As you can see in the photo above I’ve made an envelope to match my card, using the envelope punch board and the matching Festive Farmhouse DSP. To keep my envelope closed when posting or gifting the card I use a glue dot underneath the back flap.

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.


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