Christmas in July...

Hello and Welcome!
It sure has been awhile since we've visited, hasn't it!
School is out, my kids are enjoying the summer so far, and we've just returned from a week of holidays...and now it's time to start thinking Christmas!  LOL

It's another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...and it's another release...we're doing Christmas in July with the new O Holy Night Collection!

Here's a little more about this adorable release...

Celebrate and create inspirational Christmas greetings that spread the true meaning of the holiday season with the O Holy Night Collection from Heartfelt Creations! Immerse yourself in the Christmas story right alongside the angels who announced the Savior’s birth, the shepherds who received the good news, as well as the loving family who welcomed the holy babe in Bethlehem so many years ago! Swaddled in a traditional color palette of reds and greens mingled with hues of midnight blues, golden starlight yellows and snowy whites, this festive paper collection has been beautifully wrapped with tender lace like details, charming plaids, flowing swirls, and elegant brocades all nestled among pretty poinsettias, delicate snowflakes, fanciful Christmas ornaments and gentle images depicting that holy night when Christ was born! Three exquisite cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies provide wonderful options for creating dimensional nativity scenes, holiday themed accents such as an old fashioned scroll, a pinecone with greenery, as well as an assortment of beautifully scripted Christmas sentiments in a variety of styles perfect for all of your holiday card making! The substantially sized and intricately detailed ornament die is magnificent for creating wonderful focal point images on card fronts, stunning accents on scrapbook layouts, or for creating ornament shaped cards ready to deliver your Christmas greetings to friends and loved ones! So pause, reflect and spread the message of God’s love given that holy night so many thousands of years ago as you create and send off holiday wishes with the O Holy Night Collection. 

For my first project with this release, I decided to do an ornament shaped card! 
I've used the ornament die to cut my card base and have then decorated it with the other ornament layering die cuts!

Here's how it turned out...

I decided to go with a bit of a country Christmas vibe by using the plaid paper as an underlay to the red die cut overlay. I opted to ink the edges of the white card base using Ranger Archival Ink - Red Geranium just so it wasn't so stark in contrast to the other colors. The die cut with the sentiment I have used a dries clear glue to add some Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear Powder just on the decorative portion of the die cut to give the card some additional sparkle. I've raised each of the ornament layers using dimensional pop dots so the ornament has quite a bit of dimension.

I've stamped the pine cone images, poinsettia and holly cluster images onto white card stock using black ink and have then colored them using the Stack and Store Daubers. I've then die cut all of the embellishments and shaped my poinsettias using the coordinating 3D shaping mold. 

I've arranged my pinecone cluster and then adhered it to the ornament using a dries clear glue and have then created a small double poinsettia and backed it with one of the smaller holly leaf clusters. I've then added it to the center of the pinecone arrangement!

To give the floral cluster a bit of sparkle and the appearance of being snow covered, I've applied dries clear glue and then sprinkled those areas with Rajni Chawla's Frosting Powder, which I have then heat set using my heat tool! And, of course I've given the poinsettia a center with some prills!

This card came together so quickly and easily, and is one that I will surely be repeating for my own personal greeting cards this Christmas!

So, I hope I've encouraged you to get a jump on your holiday cards so that you're not stuck last minute in December trying to get them all completed! Be sure to pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to see what the rest of the uber talented design team have come up with for your inspiration!

Until next time...

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