Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS #9: STAMPIN' UP! CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS




I'm back, with a Christmas card made with Stampin' Up! products, after a couple of weeks' break.  I took a short holiday the first week, and have been grappling with all that goes along with selling a house the following week.  I am hopeful that this week is the week my house sells!

Claire Daly (who heads the Art With Heart team) has a list on her blog of all our team members who are sharing Christmas cards today.  We hope you visit all the blogs, and leave a bit of comment love. :)

This card is, I think, my favourite of all the Christmas cards I've made so far!  I decided to stick to a simple colour scheme, of Tranquil Tide and Whisper White, with just a touch of glimmer (and a small, sweet, deer).  The new Carols of Christmas stamp set, and Card Front Builder thinlits dies, made it super-easy to make this striking card.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators have been able to get our hands on these goodies this month, but they will be available for everyone to buy in August.




How sweet are the details die-cut from the Designer Series Paper?



To complement the Glimmer Paper scalloped circle, I added some liquid glue, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, to the die-cut trees along the bottom of the card:




I hope you like this card, and feel inspired to play with the Carols of Christmas bundle of products (if you buy the stamp set and dies together, you save 10%).  These products are available from 1st August, as an early release before the Holiday Catalogue comes out in September.  I can't yet link to these items in my online store, but everything else I've used is available; just click on one of the thumbnail images below, to go shopping!  After having my first play with these products this weekend, I absolutely love them.  Without too much effort, you can come up with gorgeous Christmas cards!  I'll be sharing a couple more in the days to come.



Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Monday, July 17, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET WITH EMBOSSING PASTE BACKGROUND

I used Embossing Paste, and the brick patterned mask, from Stampin' Up! to create the background piece for my card today.

Normally I'd stick to two or three colours on a card, but I went a little overboard with this one!







Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, clicking on one of the thumbnail images below will take you direct to my online store.  I hope this bright, happy, card puts a smile on your face.  I had a lot of fun making it!


Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Sunday, July 16, 2017

STAMPIN' UP! LABEL ME PRETTY MANDALA CARD


I have had my first play with Stampin' Up!'s new Embossing Paste ... this stuff is fun!  The card I have to share with you today started off as a Night of Navy card panel, on which I spread Embossing Paste over the mandala patterned mask, from the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask pack.  This was my first attempt, and a bit of a learning curve.  I used a fairly heavy hand, spreading the Embossing Paste thinly.  The end result was a slightly grungy, irregular, pattern on the card.  A different look can be achieved by spreading the Embossing Paste more gently, and leaving a thicker layer before removing the mask.

My first thought was to team Night of Navy with Whisper White and silver, but I decided a pop of colour would be better.  Do you love Berry Burst as much as I do?







A few new ribbons, and stamped and punched images, along with some rhinestones, completed the card.  All of the goodies I used to make this card are shown below.  If you would like to buy them for yourself (and live in Australia), just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken direct to my online store.

I will be back tomorrow with another card to show you, from my Embossing Paste play session.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$8.00