Monday, September 21, 2020


 Tonight I am taking part, with a number of other members of the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team, in a Heart of Christmas share.  Judy May co-ordinates this showcase; once a month we share Christmas projects, to help inspire you to use Stampin' Up! products in your Christmas crafting.  Judy has a comprehensive list on her blog of all the participants in this month's share.  We would love for you to visit all our blogs, and leave us some comment love if you feel so inclined.

My card was designed with a (slightly dark) moody tone.  I have used Merry Merlot and gold, including only a piece of Very Vanilla card on which to write inside the card.  In real life, I think this card looks quite elegant, but I did have trouble capturing that in photographs.

I've used the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder on the main Merry Merlot panel.  The Wreath Builder Dies were used to cut one wreath from Gold Foil Sheets, and another from Merry Merlot card.  I gold-embossed the sentiment on a piece of Merry Merlot card, cropped with a Stitched Shapes circle die, and placed beneath the wreaths.  The holly is also gold-embossed on Merry Merlot card.  I coloured the berries with my Merry Merlot Stampin' Write Marker for a bit of tone variation.  After fussy-cutting the holly leaves and berries, I adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals at the top of the wreaths.  Some Gilded Gems add a bit more gold glam to my card.

The shine of the embossing and foil show up better in this photo:

Inside the card, I added some more holly, embossed and coloured the same way as that on the front of the card:

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  They are available to purchase from my online store, if you live in Australia.  You can reach my store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

We hope you enjoy all our Christmas creations this month.  Don't forget to check out the links to everyone's blogs here.

Product List
Heat Tool
Paper Snips
Gilded Gems


  1. Christine your card definitely looks very elegant - I love this colour combination and the way you've places the wreath and the sentiment over the embossed layer.

  2. Stunning card Christine, I love this colour combination! Beautiful!

  3. This is an elegant colour combo, Christine. The greeting in the centre of the wreath looks fabulous and the gilded gems are the perfect finishing touch.

  4. I'm sure your card is extra nice IRL,it definitely is rich and elegant. I love your choice of embossing folder, such beautiful texture.

  5. I love your card Christine. Gold, whether heat embossed or foil is so luscious with Merry Merlot. Your layers and other details build a gorgeous card. xxx

  6. Such an elegant colour scheme - I love this card. Looks great with that embossing folder.

  7. Your card is very regal, Christine, in the darker Merlot and with all that shiny gold, beautiful.

  8. You have definitely created a very elegant card, Christine. I love the rich colour combination of Merry Merlot and that gorgeous gold. Your choice of embossing folder works so well with this design.

  9. Wow I would never have thought about using Merry Merlot as part of a wreath but it is beautiful.

  10. Stunning card - the colour is rich and the gold adds a real sense of luxury.