Heart of Christmas Week 10

Heart of Christmas Week 10

Welcome to week ten of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

My cards this week features the beautiful Let it Snow Designer Series paper in one of my favourite colour combinations: Coastal Cabana and Real Red.

I don’t have the matching stamp set and punch that goes with this paper so I used the very versatile Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Stamp Set – this set is on special during our 24 hour stamp sale that ends at midnight tonight.

I’ve created three quick and easy cards that showcase this glittery, gorgeous paper and the very versatile stamp set.

Card one features three of the cheeky snowmen. I’ve used the reverse side of the DSP for the panel below and neat trick to punch out the Merry Christmas sentiment.

If you look closer at the photo below you can see I’ve punched out the words merry and Christmas separately using the classic label punch and then covered the join with a red rhinestone basic jewel.

On card two I stamped the Merry and Christmas in Coastal Cabana and Real Red and again used a strip of the reverse of the DSP. I think it looks like a strip of Washi tape used in this way.

Here’s the card photographed from another angle to show you how glittery this DSP is!

My final card uses the reverse of the DSP, with a lovely soft snowflake pattern.

Because this pattern is less dominant I decided to feature the sentiment, again stamped from the Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Stamp Set. I die it out with a layering square framelit, mounted onto real red to make it pop. The finishing touch is a bow of real red curly ribbon.

The lovely Claire Daly 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.

Heart of Christmas Week 9

Heart of Christmas Week 9

Welcome to week nine of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

My cards this week feature two of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue: Itty Bitty Christmas and Snowfront. It’s amazing how the same stamp sets can give totally different looks just by using different inks and layouts.

Let’s take a closer look at the blue card first. The colours of this card were inspired by a card made by an overseas Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but I’ve changed the layout to make it my own.

This monochrome scene is easy to create. I started by using my sponge dauber to add some darker shades of blue to the top of my card.

Here’s how it looks at the start.

I then stamped my scene using stamps from the Snowfront stamped in Night of Navy, basically making it up as I went. Some lighter shades of blue were gently applied to the rest of the scene using another sponge dauber.

To give the card the look of watercolour silk I used my aqua painter to flick water all over it before adhering it to a white card base and adding a sentiment from the fabulous Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

The Snowfont stamp set is so much fun to play with! For card two I randomly stamped a background scene to create my own DSP (again inspired by another Stampin’ Up! demo).

I then embossed it both vertically and horizontally using the subtles embossing folder – what a great effect this gives to the image.

How cute is the “Happy Christmas” sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas, die cut out with the nested labels dies?

I’ll certainly be making a lot more cards using both these versatile stamp sets. Which card is your favourite?

The lovely Claire Daly is back 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.

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