Heart of Christmas Week 13: Happy Holly Days

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Hello friends. Time for another Christmas blog hop with the Art with Heart team. How is your Christmas card making going? There is plenty of time to get started and I hope the ideas we present each week are inspiring you.

Today's card features the cute little bird from Happy Holly Days stamp set, which is in the Stampin Up July to December mini catalogue. This stamp set also can be purchased in a bundle with a coordinating Holly Border Punch, but I have just used the stamp set today. View the punch and the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I have watercoloured the bird, holly and berries using water painters, ink from the inside of my ink pad lids, and Fluid 100 watercolour paper. This set doesn't have any dies, so I fussy cut which was pretty easy using my paper snips. I attached some of the gold fabric holly leaves to the underside of the coloured holly, and then attached that all to the bird with a Dimensional, and the bird to a die cute Ornate Layers shape (in Very Vanilla). My base card is Garden Green, followed by a Crumb Cake layer which has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

My sentiment is from another set in the mini catalogue called Peaceful Deer. With all that has happened in the world this year, I really love this sentiment. Here's a closer look at the Happy Holly Days stamp set.

Stampin Up Happy Holly Days Stamp Set available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team girls. Next up we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day, 

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms, for Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoToday the Art with Heart Colour Creations girls are are playing with Flirty Flamingo, which is one of our mid pinks in the brights colour group.  Flirty F

I have a water-coloured card today, using the Forever Blossoms stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. This is such a pretty blossom image don't you think? I have coloured the blossoms in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo, which I think is more the colours of nectarine or plum blossom. 

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Using die cut shapes can really elevate your card design. I have used Ornate Layers Dies to cut out the water-coloured image, and the gorgeous Encircled in Beauty dies for the Flirty Flamingo piece underneath. You can view all the products I have used in today's card using the links at the end of the post. My base card is Gray Granite and I have stamped the same image on the top left and bottom right, in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The sentiment I have used is from Best Year stamp set, which is also in the current Annual Catalogue. I stamped it onto a scrap of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper using Crumb Cake ink, trimmed it and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the end. I also lightly sponged the edges of the sentiment label with Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber. Champagne Rhinestones finish off my card.

Here's another look at my colour combination for today.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination featuring Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Garden Green.  Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, AustraliaNow it's time to see what the rest of the team have created using Flirty Flamingo. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

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If you get lost along the way, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog as she has the list of everyone participating.

Thanks for visiting today and see you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas for Heart of Christmas Week 12

Heart of Christmas Header 2021Hello friends. I'm excited I found time to create on the weekend, so I could participate in this weeks Art with Heart Team blog hops. For Heart of Christmas this week, I am combining my favourite Evergreen Elegance stamp set, with Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Measurements

If you would like to recreate this card at home, here are the measurements:

  • Base Card: C6 size top folding Evening Evergreen card (1/2 A4 sheet cut vertically and folded in half).
  • Base layer DSP: 7.5cm x 13cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP
  • Stamped DSP piece: 9cm x 11cm piece of Painted Christmas DSP which has a 2mm mat of Evening Evergreen cardstock around it.

All of the trees are stamped in Evening Evergreen, with some stamped off one or two times.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My sentiment is from Peaceful Deer, as I wanted a smaller sentiment, and I just love this one. It is stamped in Crumb Cake onto Shimmery White cardstock and cut out with the Double Oval Punch.

Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance and Painted Christmas 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a quick look at these products I have used today (shop them all using the links at the bottom of the post).

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Stampin Up Evergreen Elegance Stamp Set, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin Up Painted Christmas DSP, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Painted Deer Stamp Set

Stampin Up Peaceful Deer Bundle, available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now it's time to see what the other Art with Heart team girls have been making for Heart of Christmas this week. Next up we have our lovely Theresa Gerrard. Let's see what Theresa has made.

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If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.

Thanks for visiting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week. Have a great day!

Claire

 

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