Welcome to week twenty-two of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, our last one for this year!

This week’s Christmas card was created primarily for this hop, but also for a colour challenge that used colours I would not naturally chose to use for Christmas – Cajun Craze, Petal Pink and Early Espresso.

I decided that the pinecones from the Christmas Season stamp set would work well for this very unusual Christmas colour scheme.

I was originally using the Joseph’s coat technique, however, once I added the top layer of Early Espresso ink I realised I’d spaced my pinecones from Christmas Season too far apart to use the cardstock layer I’d created with this technique, so I decided to use the Seasonal Label dies to die cut out the pinecones and turn them into a Christmas ornament instead.

The ombre effect on the background layer was created using a blending brush to add Petal Pink ink, then it was embossed with one of the Wintery embossing folders.

Gold holly leaves, Simply Elegant Gold twine and Champagne Rhinestone Jewels all add a touch of sparkle and elegance – I think they work well with this colour scheme.

The double bow uses both Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and Simply Elegant Gold twine.

The sentiment is one I use a lot and it’s from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, stamped in Cajun Craze and die cut with the matching die from Seasonal Labels.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Sharon Davern who has hosted our Heart of Christmas blog hops this year. Thank you so much Sharon!!!!

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.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with the AWH Colour Creations blog where we will be showcasing Mossy Meadow.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

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