I used the Hearts Come Home stamp set bundle from Stampin’ Up! to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today. We’ve got a sketch challenge this week and this is what I created for it.
Here is the sketch that we’re using this week:
I started by stamping the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set (available Sept 1) in VersaMark ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I sprinkled the image with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it. I adhered narrow strips of Gold Foil Sheets to the sides of the stamped panel with SNAIL, then I wrapped a strand of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around it and tied a bow. I adhered the stamped panel to a Soft Sky card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I cut a panel of Whisper White card stock with two of the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (available Sept 1). I placed the two die cuts one on top of the other and cut them again with the largest Layering Ovals Framelits Die. Then I cut up little pieces of Gold Foil Sheets and adhered them to the backs of the houses with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
I cut another oval from Soft Sky card stock and embossed it with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. I adhered one row of the houses to the Soft Sky oval with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other row with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the layered oval to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a gold enamel heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack next to the sentiment to finish it.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then added the houses and trees in Soft Sky ink on the inside of the card.
Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders – You Are Here
- Shelagh Freemantle
- Mary Deatherage
- Jari Francis
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Soft Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, Layering Ovals Framelits die cut
- Whisper White – two Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cuts, 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Gold Foil Sheets – two 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strips
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Oh goodness – this is just gorgeous! Love the gold foil behind the houses – looks like a neighborhood lit up in the snow! 🙂
Thanks Mary! 🙂
This is such a sweet card, I love it! Such an idyllic scene, and the gold is the perfect touch.
Thanks so much Jari! 🙂
Ahh, this is sweet !
Thanks Cynthia! 🙂
This is beautiful and is so unique! Great color scheme. Definitely a stand out card!
Thanks so much Terri! 🙂
So soft and pretty…makes me wish it would snow in southwest Florida 😉
Thanks Karen! I always think that it’s so pretty to look at the snow…but I sure don’t want to be out in it! 🙂
Beautiful Christmas card! Love the gold and white!
Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
Beautiful card Amy! Love your color choices and the gold behind the houses. Great design.
Thanks so much Julie! 🙂
You have out done yourself with this card. Love it!
Thanks so much Beverly! 🙂
So beautiful Amy. I love how calm and soft the card is and the gold behind the buildings i genius.
Thanks so much Kristi! 🙂
Not too early to think about the holidays. Your post was inspirational.
You are welcome! 🙂
I had to go back and look at the catalog again–I totally overlooked that set. You make all the sets look great and this is no exception. I love the blue sky on the blue base with those gold buildings and accents.
Thanks Susan! It’s a great set…the dies are fantastic! 🙂
Thanks so much Carol! 🙂
I just love the gold accents on this card….goes so wonderful with the blue. Very well done Amy. I may have to go back to the catalogue for more goodies.
Thanks Shelagh! Just buy one of everything…then you never have to worry about wanting it later! 😉
Very pretty, love the shiny foil!
Thanks Carol! 🙂