Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 6

Hello and welcome to Week 6 of the Heart of Christmas.
I hope you have been enjoying all of the wonderful festive projects from members of the Art with Heart team and getting lots of inspiration for your own Christmas crafting.

My card tonight features products from the Brightly Gleaming suite. Everything in this suite is just beautiful and I love all of the gorgeous copper accents and embellishments.

My card base is a 4 1/8" square of Thick Very Vanilla. The measurement of the designer paper is 3 3/4" and I glued this to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock that measures an 1/8" more to show a narrow border. I die-cut a piece of Very Vanilla with a Stitched Shapes square and then ran that through the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder. I glued this to a scalloped square in Night of Navy that I cut from a Layering Squares die, and attached it with dimensionals.

I wanted some layered depth to my Night of Navy stamped ornament, from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, so after punching it out with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch, I punched out another two plain ones in Very Vanilla and glued all three of them together.
You can purchase the Christmas Gleaming Bundle and save 10%. It's a great bundle and you get two punches in the pack that coordinate with the ornaments in the stamp set!

I added some Delicata Metallic Ink in Celestial Copper to the ornament hanger. I took one of the Stampin' Up! Blender Pens and touched the tip of the brush to the corner of the ink pad and then applied it to the image. You can almost see the shimmer. This ink is so beautiful and it's available in gold and silver too!

The greeting is stamped in Night of Navy onto Very Vanilla and I fussy-cut this out with my Paper Snips. I added it to the card with a small piece of the Foam Adhesive Strips under the 'Merry' end to match the height of the raised scalloped square and I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (Tombow), to stick the other end down.
For a little more coppery bling, I added a star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements and a gorgeous adhesive backed faceted star from the Star Designer Elements.

On the inside I matted a piece of Very Vanilla to Night of Navy cardstock for the writing panel. To a 1/2" strip of the designer paper I added a narrow border of copper foil and Night of Navy cardstock, at the top and bottom and glued in place. I stamped the speckles in Celestial Copper Delicata and Night of Navy ink and added a tiny star that I fussy-cut from the DSP.

The lovely Judy May is hosting the Heart of Christmas tonight.
Head over to her blog to see her project and a list of tonight's participants.

Thank you for stopping by.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

See you next time. 😘


  1. Ok I think I will have to start making square cards as your cards are just so beautiful! I love this card and the detail of the subtle embossing folder to the 3 layers of the ornament and the copper metallic ink. Simply beautiful card Caroline, I love it!

    1. Thank you so much Sharon. I do love my square cards and this entire suite of beautiful products. x

  2. Stunning Caroline, I love your card and this suite. This DSP is just stunning. Thanks for sharing your tip with the ornament for extra depth!

    1. Thank you Kate. This suite definitely tops the list of favourites from the Holiday Catalogue. x

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    1. Thank you Sheila. I enjoy making these little square cards. x

  4. Your card is just stunning Caroline, and yes, I think I may start making square cards, too :) Lovely work.

    1. Thank you Chris. I seem to struggle sometimes to design cards with more space, so these square cards are ideal. x

  5. Beautiful card, Caroline. This suite is a real favourite and I love square cards, too!

    1. Thank you Judy. It's such an elegant suite, easy to see how it's a favourite with many. I love creating my square cards, and enjoy seeing square card creations from my sister team members. x


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