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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 6

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

I don’t know where in the world you are today but this week it has been rather cold and rainy in Melbourne, Australia, but I can still call it a beautiful day as I get to stay inside with my children and fur-baby and create.  Yesterday also was July 4th and although it is a bit cold for a BBQ to celebrate with my American born children, I do wish my American friends a wonderful and happy July 4th.

In this week’s Heart of Christmas get together I have used the stamp sets Nature Sings and Sheet Music so let the countdown continue …..there are only 22 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November. 

 I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Sheet music background stamp (p165) when I saw it in the new annual catalogue. As a musician and a former secondary school music teacher it was a must. Now for all those who would like to know what the music is on the stamp it is Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Many a young piano player has played this piece of music including myself. Plus my daughter just loves nature so Nature Sings and Sheet Music are a match made in heaven.

 Even though Sheet Music is not a Christmas carol when I saw Nature Sings (p115) I just had to put them together. I must admit I have been singing Joy to the World, while putting this card together, especially the line…and Heaven and nature sings! It is part of this stamp set and the stamp I have used at the bottom front of my card.

Don’t forget the beautiful stamped words in the centre of the card too! Stampin’ Up always has such beautiful sayings for the centre of your cards!

On the front of the card I have used the Pretty Pines thinlits to add a bit more of nature singing to the card!

For some more instructions on how this card was put together there are some details at the end of this post and check out this list for all the products used.
Nature Sings, Sheet Music
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gold Foil
Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Acecessories / Embellishments
5/8” Burlap Ribbon, 1/8” Gold Ribbon
Big Shot, Pretty Pine thinlits, Stitched shaped framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Trimmer, Fast fuse, Fine tip glue pen, Multipurpose liquid glue, mini glue dots, Paper snips, bone folder

Please make sure you pop over to our team leader’s blog Claire Daly for some more Christmas inspiration and the list of who is playing along this week or click on the Christmas banner at the top of the post to pop over to Claire’s blog.
For some more detailed instructions on making this card you can find that at the end of this post.
Don’t forget to contact me for more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.
Take Care

  •    For this card I have stamped Sheet Music in smoky slate on whisper white card.
  •   I then stamped the 2 little deer in soft suede.
  •  I wanted the 2 little deer to look like they were standing in front of the line of pine trees which are stamped in old olive so I stamped another set of little deer and fussy cut them out and place them over the 2 dear I had already stamped as a mask and then stamped the trees over the top of the masked deer. Completing the row of trees as well.
  • To have the large elk appear in the foreground I stamped him to the bottom of the page and in the darker ink of early espresso.
  • Cut out 2x shortest pine branches from the pretty Pine thinlets and 1x the middles size in tranquil tide card stock
  • Cut out 2x smallest leaf branch in soft suede
  • Cut out 3x little twigs in crumb cake
  •  Cut out 1x pine cone in gold foil
  • Using the fine tip glue pen put glue on just the top 3 or 4 branches down on the tranquil tide and adhere them just slightly down from the top left of the card
  • Then layer the 2 soft suede leaves then the crumb cake twigs before placing the Gold pine cone on top.
  •  On the back of the card use some fast fuse to adhere the Burlap ribbon diagonally across the top left of your card overlapping the branches just to cover the top and stick the ribbon on the back of the card.
  •  Adhere the gold ribbon across the middle of the burlap ribbon and wrap around the back of the card and adhere down with fast fuse.
  • Adhere the card front down onto tranquil tide card which measures 10cmx14.5 which is just slightly bigger than you card front.
  • Adhere this to an Early espresso card base with your favourite adhesive.
  •  With a mini glue dot add a gold ribbon bow to your gold ribbon at the top left of the card.
  •  Stamp “…and heaven and nature sing” on some whisper white card stop and using your stampin’ trimmer cut as close to the words but keeping as straight as possible. Then add a backing of tranquil tide card stock and trim closely and pop up on mini dimensionals and place just next to the knees of the elk on the bottom right of your card. 
  •  Stamp you Christmas sentiment on whisper white and using the smallest oval from the stitched framelits cut it out.
  •  Cut out the smallest scalloped oval and adhere the 2 together pop up on dimensionals and place just down from the top on the right hand side of your card.


Mon's Stamping Corner said...

Oh Sharon, your card is simply gorgeous!!! I love all the details you have put on it, so pretty. :)

Mon's Stamping Corner said...

Oh Sharon, your card is simply gorgeous!!! I love all the details you have put on it, so pretty. :)

Cathy Proctor said...

Sharon this is such a beautiful and classic card. I just love this sheet music stamp too and bought it as a gift for my Mum in the hope she'll let me borrow it too!

Kate Morgan said...

Gorgeous classic card Sharon. That sheet music stamp is already on my next order! We had that playing at our wedding xxx

Jan Collins said...

so beautiful Sharon and the colours are awesome

Carussell Crafts said...

This is such a beautiful card Sharon. I love your colour choice too. Just lovely!

Claire said...

Beautiful card Sharon! I have been wanting to see this new stamp set in action. It's very serene. Thanks for playing along with Heart of Christmas this week.

Tina said...

Your card is lovely, Sharon! I think the music stamp will be going on my next order - it's such a versatile stamp!

Sharon said...

Thank you Mon.

Sharon said...

Thank you Catherine, I'm sure your Mum will let you borrow Sheet music! x

Sharon said...

Thanks Kate, how fantastic it was music at your wedding a must have stamp for you! xxx

Sharon said...

Thanks Jan :)

Sharon said...

Thanks Caroline :)

Sharon said...

Thanks Claire, it is a gorgeous stamp set.

Sharon said...

Thanks Tina, yes I think it is a fantastic versatile stamp too!

Judy May said...

Such a beautiful card, Sharon. Sheet Music was a must-have for me as well, so I'd better ink it up, lol. Love how well it works with Nature Sings.

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