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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Stampin' Up! - Heart of Christmas 2019 - Week 14

Hello my crafty friends, it is week 14 of the Heart of Christmas and it is my privilege to host our Christmas blog hop this evening. So grab a cuppa and hop along with the talented team of ladies tonight for some fantastic Christmas inspiration.

Tonight I have wanted to get some ink on this stamp set for a while so I just had to do it tonight.
God's Peace,Christmas Cards, Brightly Gleaming DSP, Beautiful Boughs Dies, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, Rhapsody in craft,Stampin' Up, Heart of Christmas

I have made 2 cards for you tonight using the God's Peace card set and have just slightly adjusted where I have put the images for a little bit of a different layout for both cards and both are really simple to do. All you need is your die cutting machine, Stampin' blends, God's Peace stamp set and away you go!

For the first card I chose to half case it from the Holiday catalogue that used the Beautiful Boughs Dies with this stamp set. I cut out some of the lovely small branches in mossy meadow to go under the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Celestial Copper Delicata ink and cut out with the stitched rectangle dies and popped it up on dimensionals But how did I make the background?

God's Peace, Beautiful Boughs Dies, Brightly Gleaming SDPS, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit, Heart of Christmas

For the main image of the card I stamped the scripture verse in smokey slate at the top of the whisper white card layer and then again in smokey slate the gorgeous image of the candles and the poinsettia. I then got out my blends and had some fun. I used the dark and light Old Olive, dark and light Cherry Cobbler, dark and light Daffodil delight and to get the little light glow around the flame I used the colour lifter blend pen. For the ribbon I used the celestial copper ink with a blender pen. The center of the poinsettia is the gold glitter enamel dot from the Christmastime is here suite.

God's Peace, Christmas Cards, Beautiful Boughs dies, Brightly gleaming DSP, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Blends, Rhapsody in craft, #loveitchopit, Heart of Christmas

I have popped all of this on a base card of cherry cobbler and a layer of gorgeous glittery copper and mossy meadow DSP from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP pack.

For my second card it is even more simple to stamp and put together.
God's Peace, Brightly Gleaming DPS, Stitched shaped framelits, 2019 holiday catalogue, #loveitchopit, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up, Christmas cards
I have again on a piece of whisper white card stock stamped the scripture verse from the stamp set God's Peace at the top right hand side of the card and then instead of overlapping the candle image I have stamped it to the bottom left. Again both in Smokey slate.  I have coloured the image exactly the same way but this time I have used the golden Glitz Ink for the ribbon with my blender pen.

God's Peace, Brightly Gleaming DSP, 2019 Holiday Catalogue, #loveitchopit, Stampin' Up

I have stamped the sentiment found in the Goldent Glitz ink and cut it out with the stitched shape framelit dies and then cut a scalloped circle out in gold foil with the layering circle dies and popped them up on some dimensionals. I have added a bit more bling with the gold glimmer enamel dots from the Christmastime is here Suite this time and layered it all on the gorgeous glittering copper DSP from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. Copper and Gold go so well together! 

I hope you have enjoyed my slightly different cards using this lovely stamp set. why not give them a go and you can change up the card colour and base with whatever colour is your favourite.

Please now hop along with the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team, I am looking forward to seeing what they will inspire me with this week.

Tina Gillespie
Judy May
Kate Morgan
Caroline Manwaring
Andrea Sargent
Michelle Taylor
Rachel Woollard
Diane Furniss

If you have any questions about these cards or would like to order the products to make your own Christmas cards, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for spending some time with me tonight. Take Care,


Kate Morgan said...

Lovely cards, Sharon, I love the tradition of Christmas and your designs. Thanks for hosting this week!

Michele Taylor said...

Both cards are great Sharon. I do love the traditional Christmas image of the candles and the way that you have coloured them.

Diane Furniss said...

Beautiful Cards Sharon, very traditional.

Carussell Crafts said...

I love your gorgeous cards Sharon. I really love the look of the candle image overlaid on the writing - it looks fantastic! x

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