The Hearts Come Home Bundle, and the Card Front Builder Thinlits came together to create a beautiful handmade Christmas Card. I finally got to sit down this weekend to play with these wonderful products from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, and here’s the outcome:
The focal point reminds me of a snow globe, and I thought about making it into a Shaker Card. But I decided I liked it without anything covering up the trees and houses. Maybe I’m make a simpler one as a Shaker. Who knows what I’ll get up to when I spend an afternoon in my studio!
I used the Sponged Background Technique for the sky, and you can see the video on how to do that farther down in the post. The colors I used are Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, and Soft Sky. The trees are from the Card Front Builder Thinlits (144674), which is part of the Carols of Christmas Bundle (146037). The little houses just cry out for some Gold Foil to look like warm lights inside. The circle was cut from the card front with the largest of the Layering Circles Framelits.
The white stars are tiny cutouts from the Hometown Greetings Dies in the Hearts Come Home Bundle. The little rectangular die under the card sample cuts out stars and little circles, which could be snow.
Oh what a fun Bundle this is! You’ll love how versatile it is. Bundles are often pricey, because so many dies and stamps are included. But when you think about how many ways you can use a Bundle, you’ll realize they’re worth the price! Especially if they’re stamps and dies you love!
Here’s the video on the Sponged Background Technique. The only thing different about how I used it in this card is that I sponged the layers in a circle with Soft Sky in the center, and the darker colors around the edges.
I hope you’ll try your hand at a handmade Christmas Card using the Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin’ Up!