Week 9 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase is a favourite colour for lots of people!
I grew up thinking of Christmas Red as the same fire engine red of Santa's suit. In Stampin' Up! terms this would be Real Red and it was certainly the first red ink pad I purchased from Stampin' Up! But then a few years later, along came Cherry Cobbler - now this is a red that makes any shade of green into a traditional Christmas palette.
Just about every year for the last 13 years since I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, I have been running a Christmas in July event. That couldn't happen this year with our Stage 3 Lockdown here in Melbourne, but I can't let July go by without doing something Christmassy, and especially since it's Cherry Cobbler week!
Are you excited about the new Aug-Dec Catalogue coming out late next week? I am!! These two cards feature 4 new products that will be in the catalogue - Christmas ones of course!
The cards feature the Dove of Hope Bundle and include 2 other products from the Wonder of the Season Suite : 'Tis the Season Designer Series paper which if full of traditional Christmas colours and designs, and Wonder of the Season Cards and Envelopes which have beautiful red foil accents.
For the first card, I cut a window in the card front using a scallop rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
I used a Cherry Cobbler card base with the DSP adhered to it then adhered the "frame" using the Foam Adhesive Strips to pop it up a bit higher. The dove was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
For the second card I used up the stitched rectangle which I had cut out of the front of the first card, and the leftover strip of DSP as the basis of a new design. I embossed some Whisper White with the utterly gorgeous Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder - thank you to all my enabler demonstrator friends who "MADE" me buy it!
And I arranged the dove's wings slightly differently - Oh boy! I love how they work both ways!
Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards!
The Designer Series paper is in a pack of 48 - 24 different double sided designs with a good mix of traditional Christmas images but also patterns that could be used for masculine or other occasions cards!
If you would like to see the rest of the Cherry Cobbler creations go to Cathy's blog here.
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I hope to see you soon with more inky fingers!
(Croydon North - Australia)
Four new products:
- 153406 Dove of Hope Stamp Set ($38.00)
- 153526Detailed Dove Dies ($57.00)
- 153489 'Tis The Season 6x6 Designer Series Paper (48 sheets $20.00)
- 153539 Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (20 cards & env, $20.00)
(Dove of Hope bundle155158 - Stamps & Dies 10% off $85.50)