Friday, November 29, 2013

Snowy Hearts

I wanted to incorporate hearts into my hubby's Christmas card and needless to say I was back to the snowflakes again too!

Snowflakes and Hearts
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Designer Snowflakes, Very Merry Christmas & Christmas Reindeer

I die cut a heart from a square of red card and embossed lots of snowflakes all over the panel. Then I applied some white ink to the edges and did a bit of distressing. After dry embossing a panel of white card, I placed it behind the heart window and then embossed the sentiment on another die cut heart. All of the pieces are popped up on foam pads and to finish I just added some gems.

As I had bits and pieces left over from making the card, I decided to use them to make a small card to act as a gift card holder.

Snowy Heart Card & Gift Card Holder
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Designer Snowflakes, Very Merry Christmas, Christmas Reindeer & Sew Artsy)

Again I just embossed snowflakes on the large heart left over from making the first card. This time I added a bit of silver embossing on the sentiment and stitched line holding the heart ornament. To finish I added a gem, a bow and a little pocket on the inside to hold the gift card.

Snowy Heart Card - inside pocket for gift card

I'm submitting these cards into Simons Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge and the current Hero Arts challenge (A Few of My Favourite Things category, as I love stamping and embossing and also love using individual stamps to make a background).

Tonight we'll be watching one of our favourite programmes that really signals the start of the Christmas season for us here - The Late Late Toy Show . So we'll be setting down with a big bowl of popcorn, hot chocolate and will make some s'mores by the fire - ah bliss! Hope your weekend gets off to a great start too:)


Barb said...

Sounds like you're going to have the perfect, family night, Heather - enjoy! :)

The card for your hubby is so beautiful! Love how you used snowflakes and hearts together on both cards!

Arlene said...

These are gorgeous - I'd say you've done a beautiful job with the snowflakes.

Anne Bubash said...

Love it perfect for a gift card. Who doesn't love snowflakes and hearts too!

Anne Bubash said...

Great gift card holder for a guy and who doesn't love hearts & snowflakes!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card for Philip, Heather! Can't go wrong with snowflakes and hearts!! Love the little tag with the leftovers too. Sounds like a great start to the weekend - enjoy! I'm having Thanksgiving leftovers, including another piece of pumpkin pie - yummy!!

Lin said...

Are you capable of making cards that don't make me swoon? :)) Just love your design, perfect for your hubs, not too gushy, but filled with love. And then using the cut out to make another project - genius! As always, impeccably done, Heather!

Dawn Turley said...

Simply gorgeous Heather. What a great combination ~ Hearts and Snowflakes. Love your little gift card holder too.

cheiron said...

Fabulous card Heather! I love how you also have used the insert of the heart too. Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful - hope you enjoyed the Toy Show. It really does signal the start of Christmas!

Trinh said...

I love the card for your hubby! It's filled with love, that's for sure. And genius of you to use the due cut heart on another card.

I still can't believe it's Dec already! I better get crackin' on my Christmas cards.

Maureen Morton said...

What a trio of pure delight, Heather! I love how you didn't let a scrap go to waste. Hearts are one of my very favorite elements - I need to use them more. Your red is so rich and yummy! I shall check out that movie, as I haven't heard of it. Thanks for sharing.

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