Thursday, 29 August 2019

Christmas Theme - AWH Team - August Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to tonight's monthly blog hop with the Art with Heart team.

Tonight the team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 4th of September.
If you would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, please contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

I have chosen products from the Holiday catalogue to create my card for tonight's hop, along with a few Annual catalogue favourites.

I have a sister-in-law who loves almost anything in purple - so this is her Christmas card for 2019.
Firstly, I knew the card had to be purple, and then I drew inspiration from the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. There are soft and pretty photographic images on one side and silver foil designs on the other.

Once I had the idea in my head for this card, I was so excited to get it made. I purchased the Still Scenes bundle, which consists of a stamp set and coordinating dies. Other products that coordinate with it are the Snow Globe Shaker Domes and some gorgeous Snowflake Sequins.

Even though the beautiful designer paper is part of a different suite, I think it's really well suited to backdrops for the snow globe. If you prefer not to create a 3D style of card, the Still Scenes stamp set has images that you can stamp straight to card to reflect a snow globe scene.
This card was simple to make and the results can be stunning!

To make the triple bow, I just cut a length of the Flax Ribbon. After removing the locking stitch along the side of the ribbon, it's easy to then pull each strand away. I used three strands and simply tied the bow. It's been added with a glue dot.

The sentiment was heat embossed with the Shimmer White embossing powder and I've used a die from the Ornate Frames dies in the Halloween section of the Holiday catalogue. Stampin' Up! and versatility go hand in hand.

I love the sparkle in this embossing powder!

It's always lovely to bring the outside in -  so the inside of the card reflects the front.

I love this card and I think I'm going to have a hard time parting with it, but I can always make another!

Here is a list of products that I've used from the Holiday Catalogue.
Available for customers to purchase from September 4th.

  • Feel Like Frost 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper  #150444   
  • Still Scenes Bundle #153023   
  • Snowflake Sequins #150443   
  • Snow Globe Shaker Domes #150442   
  • Ornate Frames Dies #150664   

Below is a list of products that I used from the Annual catalogue.

Thanks for joining us on our hop tonight, now it's time to jump over to our next blog hop participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
happy crafting! 😘

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 2

Hello everyone and welcome to Week 2 of our Heart of Christmas by the Art with Heart team.

When I was making last week's Heart of Christmas card using the Dashing Deer stamp set, I stamped and embossed two deer's, to see which one I preferred on that card. I decided to use the left over one to create tonight's card, and here it is.

I heat embossed gold onto gold foil for the deer. I added him with glue dots, it adds a little dimension, to a small card from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack that I cropped with a rectangle stitched die. I then backed this with a piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Subtle 3D embossing folder.

I made a frame using two of the rectangle stitched dies and added this using the leftover strips of dimensionals. These strips can be cut to size, so never throw that sheet out once you have used up the individual dimensionals - they are so handy.

I heat embossed the sentiment with gold onto Garden Green cardstock. The sentiment is on one stamp, but after stamping, I just trimmed it down so I could get the two pieces that you see on the card. I die-cut three of the flowers from the Detailed Deer dies in Garden Green and to each of the centres I added a clear rhinestone that I coloured with my Stampin' Blends in dark So Saffron. Now they look like gold rhinestones!

On the inside of the card I matted a piece of Whisper White onto Garden Green cardstock. In the Memories & More card pack from Magnolia Lane is a selection of stickers, so I chose one of the border ones and a flourish die-cut from the Detailed Deer dies to decorate the bottom of the panel. I punched out a really tiny circle of gold foil for the centre of the flower using a retired hand held punch.

Thanks for stopping by. To continue hopping around our blog hop tonight click here and enjoy all of the team's festive creations that we hope will inspire you to start some Christmas crafting!

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
happy crafting. 😘

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Heart of Christmas 2019 - Week 1

Hello friends.
I'm so excited to welcome you to Week 1 of the Heart of Christmas for 2019 by the lovely Art with Heart team.

This was such a popular weekly blog hop last year and I'm really looking forward to sharing my Christmas creations with you over the coming weeks. So, lets get started with tonight's card.

I used a fusion of products from both the Annual and Holiday catalogues to make this card.
Dashing Deer made its debut in the 2018 holiday catalogue, and carried over into our current annual catalogue, and I'm so pleased it did. I stamped the largest deer from the stamp set onto gold foil in VersaMark ink and sprinkled the image with the new Shimmer White embossing powder then heat set. It's not distinguishable in this photo, but the stamp has a paisley pattern on the deer. Due to the nature of the sparkle in the embossing powder, the pattern can't be seen, but I'm still pleased with it as it's so pretty.

Dashing Deer Stamp Set

I cut him out with the coordinating Detailed Deer die. I used mini dimensionals added to the back of the die-cut to pop him up. For his legs and parts of the antlers, I cut very narrow strips along the edge of the dimensional sheet and then trimmed them to length.

Detailed Deer Dies

I used other elements from the coordinating sets too - the sentiment, stamped in Mossy Meadow, and the little flower dies.
 I added a small dot of fine tip glue to the centres of the flowers. The glue dries clear and gives a very similar result as our old Crystal Effects.

I die-cut the sentiment using the Ornate Frames Dies from page 53 in the Holiday catalogue. They are part of a Halloween suite, but as with a lot of Stampin' Up! products, the versatility is only in our imagination. I layered the sentiment onto another of the dies from the set, this lovely filigree frame in Mossy Meadow.

*Don't forget to request a copy of the Holiday Catalogue from your demonstrator if you haven't already received one.

 Both the sentiment and frame are popped up on dimensionals. On the frame though, I added them only along the top and bottom to straddle the ribbon and twine from the Magnolia Lane combo pack.
 Can you see what other Magnolia Lane products I've used on the card?
I used one of the large double sided cards from the Magnolia Lane Memories & More card pack.

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack

I covered the centre of it with a mat of gold foil and a piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I added the entire panel to a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock.
Three gold metallic pearls finish off the embellishing on the front of the card.

Inside I matted the Whisper White writing panel to a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock, and from another Memories & More card, I cut a half inch strip of the same pattern and added it to the bottom.
The lovely verse from Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Mossy Meadow - nicely centred with the use of the fantastic Stamparatus!

Well that's it from me tonight. I look forward to seeing you again next week for our Heart of Christmas team blog hop.

Our lovely team leader Claire Daly has all of the links to the other participants tonight over on her blog. Click here to see what she and the team have created for our first week of festive fun.

If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

Until next time,
Happy Crafting! 😘

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