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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Heart of Christmas - Week 21

This stamp set, Cheery Chirps was a late purchase, but I just couldn't resist it any longer.
I embossed the largest bird in Gold Embossing powder on Crumb Cake. The image was then coloured using an Aquapainter and the inks. Colours below in supplies.

The tiny heart on the ribbons is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. It was embossed in Gold on DSP from the Wood Textures DSP Stack. The greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my cheery Christmas card  ;)
For more Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart girls, head to our team leader Claire Daly's page for a full list of those participating today.

Happy Stampin,

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Thursday 12 October 2017

Art With Heart Blog Hop - Designer Series Paper

          Tonight the Art with Heart team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

This card uses the Delightful Daisy paper. I cut 1.5cm strips of the different patterns of this paper pack and arranged them on Night of Navy cardstock in a herringbone pattern, before I attached them. Stampin' Up! makes this technique so easy by providing a pack of 12 coordinating patterns that are ready to use. The greeting is from the One Big Meaning stamp set. 

The next card uses my current favourite Designer Series Paper. I usually find masculine cards a bit difficult to make but the Wood Textures DSP makes it easy. I stamped a sheet of DSP with the leaf image from Colorful Seasons stamp set in Versamark then embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlit from the Copper Foil and attach it with tiny pieces of Dimensionals. Mounted on Very Vanilla, then on an Emerald Envy card base.

The paper used in the next card is unfortunately not included in the sale, but it's so beautiful you need some anyway.
The paper pack is called Year of Cheer Speciality DSP. I've used a piece of the starburst paper and applied Night of Navy ink with a foam roller across the top. The houses are diecut using the Hometown Greeting Edgelits and the Santa Sleigh and greeting are from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.
 The Designer Series Paper special is only available until the end of October, contact me if you require anymore information.
The next team member in the Blog Hop is Tina GiIlespie, hop on over to view her amazing projects.

Here's a complete of the demonstrators who are participating in today's Blog Hop, in case you get lost, enjoy!

 1. Rachel Woollard

Happy Stampin,

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Heart of Christmas - Week 20

This week for my Heart of Christmas cards I've used a lovely set called Beachy Little Christmas. This set typifies our traditional family Christmas in Melbourne, no snowflakes for us!
The first card has the Tree image stamped on a sheet of Wood Textures DSP. So that I had a brown tree (not black, using the Archival ink), I inked the stamp in Versamark then straight into Early Espresso, then onto the paper and heat embossed with Clear Embossing powder. The colours used to colour the image are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and a tiny bit of Berry Burst on the candy canes.
The Pool Party cardstock layer has been embossed with the Seaside Embossing folder. The shells across the top were stamped in Black Archival on Crumb Cake and coloured with the same colours as the tree. The greeting was heat embossed in White on Crumb Cake. The string across the top is from the Holiday Catalogue. The next card uses the same stamp set, Beachy Little Christmas, but this time the boat house and palm tree images. Three boathouses and two tops of the palm trees were stamped in Archival Ink and coloured the cut out. Colours use are So Saffron, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and Soft Suede. The line of sand was masked off then sponged with Crumb Cake. The sky was VERY lightly sponged with Soft Sky. Two palm trees were stamped directly onto the base card.
The three boathouses and two palm tree tops were then attached with Dimensionals. Again, the greeting was heat embossed in White on Crumb Cake. The cardstock layers are Marina Mist and So Saffron.  I hope you love my non traditional Christmas cards as much as I do. For my amazing Christmas inspiration from the Art With Heart Team, head to the website of Tina Gillespie, who is hosting this week. 

 Happy Stampin, Rachel


Wednesday 4 October 2017

Heart of Christmas-Week 19

Here's another Wednesday Christmas inspiration post. I thought it was time I got on the Bridge Card bandwagon. These cards are really easy to make, but are really effective as a novelty card. The set I've used for this card is Beachy Little Christmas.
I stamped the Christmas tree on Whisper White in Stazon Black.
I coloured the image with a Blender pens and ink pads. The card base is Real Red and the DSP used is from the Christmas Quilt stack. The greeting is also from the Beachy Little Christmas and was stamped in Real Real on Whisper White.
The great thing about these cards is that they can still fold flat and fit in a standard size C6 envelope.
I love this set, it's much more appropriate for our Christmas than the snowflakes and snowmen.

For more Christmas inspiration head to our team leader Claire's site for a full list of today's participants.

Happy Stampin,
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