Monday, September 18, 2017

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

Hello Peaches! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We certainly did. Since my husband is going to be gone for a work event all week next week we did our best to spend as much family time together as we could. We've  actually never been apart that long since we've been married for the past 11 years, so I'm already a little sad because I know I'm going to miss him immensely. Hopefully the week will fly by and he'll be back before I know it. In the meantime , I have quite a few craft projects planned, because we all know that crafting makes time just pass way too fast, at least for me, lol.

On that note, here's today's project. Actually the colors were inspired by a question my team leader posed on our group page. She asked everyone what their favorite color combos for Christmas were. I'm more of a traditionalist so I love reds and greens with a touch of gold, but I got me thinking. What other color combos would look great together? I just love the look of Crumb Cake with Cherry Cobbler and of course touches of gold. I feel like these colors are very elegant, and rich, without being too overwhelming with the greens and reds of traditional Christmas colors.

So I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock base and cut the second layer 4" x 5 1/4" of the same color. I stamped the second layer with some of the house and tree stamps from the Hearts Come Home stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. Then I die cut the Detailed Santa Thinlit Die out of Whisper White cardstock. I then adhered it to a solid piece of Whisper White to create dimension.

Next I took some vellum, along with the 3 different house stamps from the stamp set and first stamped them in Versamark ink in a row on the vellum, and then added gold embossing powder, and heat set it. I also heart embossed one of the sentiments from the set in Whisper White embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. I also used the dies from this bundle to cut a row of houses that I trimmed down to fit my card.

I chose a few gold accents like the Mini Gold Sequin Trim (one of my absolute favorite embellishments from the new catty!!!) behind my layers of Cherry Cobbler, vellum, and Detailed Santa tag. Oh, by the way, to get the adorable scalloped tag top of the Santa tag, I just took my freshly die cut Santa piece and ran it through with the tag top die (the one with a tiny heart in it) from the Hearts Come Home bundle dies on the top portion of my Santa die cut and now you have an adorable Santa tag! This would be great for Christmas tags as well!

I just love this color combo and I'm so glad I gave it a try! What are your favorite Christmas color combos? I think I'll always be a traditionalist but I love giving new colors a try! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you all next post!





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