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Heart of Christmas - Tis the Season

This week in the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop with the Art With Heart demonstrator team, I have a very simple card for you with a fun background technique.

HeaderHave you used the Stamparatus yet? It is seriously the best tool!! 


Christmas to Remember Stampin' Up card (1)

I selected four separate greeting stamps from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and placed them rubber side down on my Very Vanilla card stock, on the bed of the Stamparatus. I closed the plate, making the cling stamps stick to it, then re-opened it, inked up all four stamps with Crumb Cake, then closed the plate again.

I then  moved the plate down two hinge notches on the Stamparatus base, and moved the card across, first stamping to the left, then stamping to the right, to give me a repeat but off-set pattern. I stamped four times in total to do my card background, stamping in Crumb Cake ink each time.

Christmas to Remember Stampin' Up card (2)

The background was layered onto a Cherry Cobbler card base, and then to finish the card, I simply added some stamped, die-cut holly and berries, and a greeting stamp. The holly & berries are also on the inside of the card.

I really love how simple and elegant this card is. It would be an easy one to churn out a bit of a production line for your Christmas mailing.

If you would like to see what else the Art With Heart stampers have come up with this week for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, please click on the box below to go to lovely Tina Gillespie's  blog.Next Blog Button

If you are following the hop, and a link is broken Sharon has all the links for each participant on her blog post. Click here to find that.

I will be back on Wednesday with a Colour Creations blog post showing something not at all Christmassy! I hope to see you then!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)


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Rachel Woollard

What a great way to use the Stamparatus and these lovely scripty greetings! I agree you card is simple but so elegant. Perfect amount of details.

Tina Gillespie

Your background stamping is fantastic. The neutral colours really let the simply sweet main cluster pop.


Love this classic Christmas colour combo, and the Stamparatus technique, Kathryn. Beautiful design!

Catherine Proctor

This a fabulous card to demonstrate the hinge technique, Kathryn!

Andrea Sargent

So love your simple and elegant Christmas card, Kathryn. Your background sentiment stamping is very clever. I love it. The neutral background allows the Cherry Cobbler sentiment and holly shine. Just perfect. Xxx

Theresa Gerrard

Such a great technique to promote what a great tool the Stamparatus is. Such a lovely card Kathryn in lovely traditional colours.

Sharon Davern

Such a great technique, I love the stamparatus but I need to use this technique more. Your card is fantastic, I love the colours you have chosen and the layout. Great card!

Michele Taylor

I love, love, love your card Kathryn. It is simple and elegant and very clever and uses my favourite Christmas colour palette and Christmas greeting.

Kate Morgan

Great use of the Stamparatus and the hinge technique, Kathryn. So simple but so elegant, love it!

Caroline Manwaring

A great technique using the Stamparatus Kathryn. Simple elegance - a style I really love!

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