Saturday, 23 August 2014

From Our Home to Yours -- keeping it clean and simple

There is a new stamp set in town and it's lots of fun!  I'm talking about the Holiday Home set, of course.  This set has everything for so many occasions.  First of all there are three great houses which colour up beautifully whether you're using the new Blendabilities or Stampin' Markers.  An added bonus is that each of the houses has a matching Framelit and so your days of fussy cutting are over (at least for these houses).  And then there are the fun additional stamps that allow you to make cards for Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en, Christmas and even a "Welcome to your new Home".  There are 24 stamps in all and they are all fun to use to make the scene work for the occasion.

In my case I didn't use the Framelits.  I kept my stamping to one layer and, with the help of sponging and some masking, created a Christmas scene.  My base cardstock is Naturals White followed by a layer of Night of Navy.  The Whisper White piece has been stamped using Memento black ink and then coloured using my Blendabilities.  I added a few dots of Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler to the tree as well as one sequin from the In-Color Sequin Assortment.  My sentiment is heat embossed using White Embossing powder on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

I kept it simple because of the "Less is More" challenge which offered the following sketch this week:


For more cards using this sketch challenge, check out "Less is More".

For more cards using a "clean and simple" theme, check out Addicted to Stamps and More.

20 comments:

  1. Super fun and stylish and good to see those Christmas makes peeping in again.
    Thanks for sharing
    Sarah
    Less is more

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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah. It's hard not to try out the new products that just arrived---and, of course, they're primarily Holiday products.

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  2. What a fun card Heidi, lovely colouring behind your windows
    Thanks for joining in with Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I loved joining the challenge.

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  3. You've created a pretty little neighbourhood, decked out for Christmas festivities. Santa and the reindeer, flying in the background, and the star-topped tree are such charming touches. Fabulous!! Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
    ~c

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    1. Thanks so much, Carol. It's so easy to create neighbourhoods and vignettes with that new stamp set.

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  4. Between this card and Deborah's I have started to want this stamp set.

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    1. Thanks, Ter. We're about even---I want the White Christmas stamp set and didn't order it. Next order, hopefully.

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  5. Such a fun set for Christmas, it's a gorgeous card.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Thanks so much, Maarit. It's a really versatile stamp set.

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  6. I love the sweet little scene u created, Santa flying is a great touch to the Christmas theme :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !

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  7. This looks super Heidi, fab little scene!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Fabulous inking and masking! Love how you created that pretty scene. Thank you for joining us at ATSM and hope you can join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sue. I enjoy the challenges you offer.

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  9. Love this it is just gorgeous.xxx

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