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Last week in the Art With Heart - Heart of Christmas blog hop, I showed this card, using a floral image stamp set instead of a Christmas stamp set.


HeaderWhen I was making the first card, I also cut and coloured the other main image from the same stamp set. So this week, I have another card to show you, using the same colours and the same non-traditional stamp set, but a completely different card.

Blessings of Christmas Stampin Up (3)

I used the same Tea Boutique 6x6 Designer Series Paper, only I flipped it over and used the plainer reverse side. I used my Stampin' Blends to colour this image. I wasn't that pleased with the way the flowers turned out, so after they were thoroughly dry, I used my Blender Pen to add Sweet Sorbet Ink straight off the ink pad, to really strengthen the colour.

Blessings of Christmas Stampin Up (4)

The other main difference with this card, is I left out the vellum, but added layers with an extra piece of Tea Boutique DSP, large Evening Evergreen Label from the Seasonal Labels Dies, and the die-cut foliage was used as a subtle texture, rather then as a tool to add dark contrast.

Blessings of Christmas Stampin Up (1)

On the inside of this card, I included a leftover strip of the original DSP along the bottom of the inside. This DSP had featured under the vellum layer on the first card.

If you would like to see the rest of the Art with Heart - Heart of Christmas blog hop, please click on the next box below to go to lovely Andrea Sargent's blog, and continue to follow the links.

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If you find a link is broken, you can get back onto the blog hop by visiting my dear friend Sharon's page, where she has a list of all the participants and their links. Click here!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)


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Oh, I love this one even more, Kathryn! Beautifully composed ... and the tone-on-tone subtlety of the die cuts on the sentiment label is gorgeous.

Caroline Manwaring

Kathryn, this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these cards to show that you don’t have to have “Christmas stamps” to create beautiful festive cards. This is a particularly lovely floral set that looks gorgeous in traditional Christmas colours.

Andrea Sargent

Another beautiful Christmas card Kathryn. I love your use of non-traditional stamp set to create a delightful Christmas floral card. The various background layers highlight the gorgeous red flower. I love your colouring - adding Sweet Sorbet blender pen from the ink pad worked so well. Xxx

Catherine Proctor

Yes, this second card is even lovelier than the one you shared last week, Kathryn! The combination of DSPs is particularly effective.

Theresa Gerrard

Like last week I really love how you have showcased that you don't need to use Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards. This one is lovely and the paper you have chosen compliments it beautifully.

Kate Morgan

A great mix of products for your gorgeous card, Kathryn. You are really showcasing this beautiful stamp for Christmas designs. Loving the die cut pieces behind your sentiment, creating a wreath.

Sharon Davern

Oh I am loving these cards Kathryn, such a great showcase of using what you have to make your card. You card is beautiful! I love your colouring and then the die cut stems to make the wreath around the sentiment just perfect! Gorgeous!

Michele Taylor

I liked your first card Kathryn but I think the second is my favourite. I really like your choice of patterned paper and the texture of the little cardstock wreath.

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