Monday, 28 November 2022

Heart of Christmas - Week 22




Hello and welcome everyone to the last Heart of Christmas blog hop from members of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team for 2022.

I really hope that you have enjoyed tuning in each week to see all of the festive creations from the team and that you have gained some inspiration from what you've seen. I know that I certainly have.

And speaking of inspiration, my cards tonight were inspired by a recent YouTube video from Tina Wardell, a demonstrator in the US.  Tina created a Faux Glass Ornament
card with an easily made stencil, some ink and blending brushes and the result was stunning! 

Here is my version.


 I decided to make a square card base - my favourite shape.
The card base measures 4 3/4" square, the embossed layer is 4 1/2" square and the focal layer measures 3 7/8" square.

A piece of card stock the same size as the ornament layer was cut with the largest of the Layering Circles dies to create the stencil for the ornament.


I attached the stencil to the top layer and using a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink started to add colour. Blending heavier to the bottom of the ornament and deliberately leaving more white space centre right to help define a reflection of light. This also helps to create and enhance a sphere shape.


The sentiment and snowflake images were heat embossed in silver and I used the Brightest Glow and Peaceful Deer stamp sets for these. The tiny splatters come courtesy of the Wink of Stella brush tip pen. In real life there is so much sparkle and shimmer.

The Whimsical Woodland 3D embossing folder was used for the embossed square.


I added a layer of Balmy Blue and Basic White card stock to the inside, with a touch more blending and stamping as well.


I added silver twine for the ornament hanger and three iridescent rhinestones. I also decorated the envelope to match.


I created the same card in Polished Pink.
I'm so pleased with the finished cards that I'm going to try making a few more in different colours.

You will find thumbnail images below of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make my cards. Each one is linked to my online store where you'll find more information.

Well that's it from me tonight everyone, thanks so much for joining us each week for this festive blog hop.

Kate Morgan is the next talented and creative member of the team to share her Heart of Christmas project with us all.


If you experience any difficulties with linking to the next blog in the hop, our lovely host Sharon Davern will have a list of all the team members who participated tonight.

Thank you Sharon for being such a wonderful host of our Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2022 xx.

Stay safe and well. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
See you all again real soon.




  
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Monday, 21 November 2022

Heart of Christmas - Week 21




Hello everyone and welcome to the second last week of the Heart of Christmas blog hop from members of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team.

After a wonderful extended time away for OnStage 2022 in Sydney last weekend, hubby and I arrived home on Thursday and since then it has been go, go, go!

As my time was short since arriving home I thought that I would just share with you the swap that I made as my Heart of Christmas creation for tonight.


One of the fun things I love to do at OnStage is swap!
Making swaps is only half the fun, but swapping with fellow demonstrators is a lovely way to say 'hi', enjoy and be inspired by their creation.

My swap was CASE'd from Julie DiMatteo - The Paper Pixie.
Julie is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the US.


Inside the treat box was a yummy Lindt chocolate ball and a recipe sheet of the products I used on the project. I made 26 in total and it was fun mixing and matching coordinating card stock colours for the heat embossed sentiment.


I used patterns from the Celebrate Everything 12" x 12" (Host) Designer Series Paper. I absolutely adore this paper! The colours and patterns are fun, bright and happy and a great choice for a non-traditional festive look.


The treat boxes open either end as they aren't sealed. This made it so simple and easy to pop in the chocolate ball and info sheet. And easy to open for the recipient too.


The sentiment is from the Charming Sentiments photopolymer stamp set.
This is such a great stamp set with a lovely mix of font styles.


I think these little treat boxes would make a sweet addition to your Christmas dinner table. They could be used as place settings or simply as an extra little something for family and guests.

That's all from me tonight everyone, thanks so much for stopping by on your way through our blog hop.

I have thumb nail images below that show each product in more detail. The images are linked to my online store for more information.

Catherine Proctor is our next talented and creative team member to share her Heart of Christmas project with us all.


If you experience any difficulties with linking to the next blog in the hop, our lovely host Sharon Davern will have a list of all the team members who participated tonight.

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.




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