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AWH Heart Of Christmas: September


Heart of christmas headerThis month I'm joining in with our AWH Heart Of Christmas Showcase where the talented girls in the team I belong to are going to share some Christmas inspiration for those of you making cards this year. 

I've been making quite simple cards lately but was in the mood for taking a bit more time and a few more supplies for this one. 

I was TOTALLY inspired by this gorgeous card my friend Andrea made for our colour showcase last week, and decided to get out the sponge rollers and the Christmas Gleaming bundle. 


Tips to make this one at home: I've used a piece of shimmery white cardstock for the background panel and sponged on the colours Night Of Navy, Pacific Point and Balmy Blue.  I started with the lightest one and worked my way up to the darkest one.  The sponge rollers are handy for this.  Once I was done I embossed it with the Winter Snow embossing folder.  I did another panel of cardstock while I had the rollers out in the two lighter blues then used silver embossing powder for the Christmas Gleaming stamp set ornaments.  Once I'd punched them out with the coordinating punches I added a touch of the navy ink with a sponge dauber.  




Christmas-finishedI've 'hung' my ornaments with some of the Snowflake Splendour ribbon and added a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem to each one.  

Thanks for the inspiration Andrea - I had SUCH a fun time making this card. 

Sometimes it is just what you need - a nice afternoon getting inky and taking care with all the details to create a gorgeous card.  

Need some more festive inspiration - head on over to the fab Judy's blog - click here - she is hosting our showcase and has all the links you need to see a whole bunch of beautiful Christmas creations. 

Drop a hello along the way and say hi - helps keep us all up with blogging energies. :-)  

Happy creating!  

Cheers, Sue

Head over here to shop for supplies to make this card yourself:  Sponged Christmas Card supplies


Tina Gillespie

Oh, this is wonderful! I am a blue girl, so I am totally in love with this card!

JoAnn B.

Gorgeous in blue. Love the ornaments and the technique you used for the background and ornaments. TFS

Diane Furniss

Beautiful I am loving the blue for Christmas. It's so nice to not see all the traditional colours.

Kate Morgan

Aww I adore your blue card, Sue, it is so pretty and sponged perfectly.

Mary Kelly

Beautiful card Sue - so much sparkle I thought you had used the blue glimmer paper.

Caroline Manwaring

Just gorgeous, Sue! I love the colours and the iridescent look from the sponged blending - so pretty.

Rachel Palmieri

You totally won me over with all that blue. Gorgeous creation, totally worth all the effort.

Andrea Sargent

Sue, your card is so gorgeous. I love your blue sponging, both of the background and the baubles. The snowflake embossing of the background add a really special effect. I feel humbled that you were inspired by my card and really love your interpretation. Beautiful. xxx

Rachel Woollard

Stunning card Sue! I love the two lots of sponging, it looks amazing

Catherine Proctor

Oh I Love all your blues Sue - great blending too! And the gems really finish this card off!

Judy May

Gorgeous card, Sue. I love the blue ombre background and the embossed baubles; such a lush look.


Glorious! So blue, and so you, Sue! Love the application of colour, the sponging of the ornaments, and the addition of the beautiful blue gems.

Vicki Boucher

Oh wow Sue! This is stunning, I love the colours and your techniques.

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