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Monday, 27 September 2021

Heart of Christmas week 13 - Whimsical Trees

 

Welcome to week 13 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. Just to let you know, there is now less than three months until Christmas. If you haven't started already now is the time to get started on your Christmas projects. Join us every Monday evening for more Christmas inspiration.

This week I have used the Christmas Tree Dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle. Actually I only used the two small trees numerous times, with different greens in the Stampin' Up! range.

The fifth tree was cut from Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper which is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration rewards. For every $90 spent you can choose a FREE reward from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Sale-a-bration finishes on the 30th of September so place your orders before then to earn your FREE rewards.


I have also used a couple of strips of Be Dazzling paper either side of the embossed piece. The embossing folder I used was from the Wintry 3D Embossing pack. These embossing folders are a smaller size which are designed to fit in the small Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine.

The base behind the trees was cut using the large scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

The ribbon I used on this card is the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I used the Dark Shaded Spruce Blends Marker to colour the ribbon to better suit the card. The greeting from the Peaceful Deer stamp set is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Mint Macron card stock. The card base is Just Jade card stock.

All of the products I have used to make this card are listed below as well as links to my online store. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Don't forget Sale-a-bration finishes on the 30th of September!

For more Christmas inspiration it's now time to see what the very talented Andrea Sargent has to share with us.



If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating. 

Thanks for visiting,
Rachel

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Monday, 20 September 2021

Heart of Christmas Week 12 Classic Cloche Bundle

 



Hello, here again with week 12 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my good friend Christine Blain or you may be starting here. Make sure you visit all of the stops in our blog hop to view the amazing Christmas creations that the Art With Heart Team have to share with you this week. The link to the next blog is at the end of this post.

This week I have used the Classic Cloche Bundle to make my card.

I stamped the cloche stamp with Memento Black ink and coloured lightly with a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink.


The trees were die cut from Garden Green card stock and the base of the cloche was cut from a tiny strip of one of the In Good Taste DSP sheets.


The stitched rectangles behind the cloche were cut from one of the sheets in the Penguin Playmates DSP, which is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration rewards and Soft Sea Foam card stock.


I stamped the greeting on Basic White card stock and cut it out using the largest oval from the Double Oval Punch.
All of the products I have used for my project are listed below with links to my online store. 
Don't forget only 10 days left of Sale-a-bration, make sure you place your orders by the 30th of Sept to earn your free rewards.

For more Christmas inspiration it's time to head to the blog of the very talented Claire Daly to see her beautiful project.


If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.

Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,
Rachel

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Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Colour Creations Showcase Week 16 Early Espresso

 



Hello and welcome to week 16 of the Colour Creations Showcase with the Art With Heart Team. Every week we have been featuring on of the Stampin' Up! colours in our Showcase. For week 16 we are featuring Early Espresso, which is a rich, dark brown that is in our Neutrals Family.

I love Early Espresso as a colour it's so versatile as it can be used with most of our other Stampin' Up! colours. But, I did have a problem deciding how I was going to make Early Espresso the feature of my card.

I love Early Espresso with gold, and so this card evolved.

I used a piece of Brushed Gold Foil for the center of the card. I wanted to have a subtle image of the Dahlia from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set on the Gold Foil. I first inked the Dahlia image in Versamark and the straight into Early Espresso ink. I then stamped this combination straight onto the Gold Foil and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I did the same with the leaves and Old Olive ink.

To give the image a little more colour I used Blends Markers in Calypso Coral and Old Olive.

I mounted the Gold Foil piece on a Stitch Rectangle in Calypso Coral. I wound a piece of Faux Suede Trim around the bottom of the center piece and tied it in a knot.


I die cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock with the Stitched Greenery Dies, so that there is a stitched leaf pattern in the background.

The greeting was heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and cut out with a die from the Beautiful Trees set.

This card was very hard to photograph due to the Brushed Gold Foil and the embossing but I hope you can see enough of the effect.

For more Early Espresso inspiration the next stop on our blog hop belongs to the very talented Andrea Sargent. Either click on the graphic below or her name.


If you find a broken link head to Cathy Proctor's blog for a complete list of tonight's participants.

Thanks for visiting,
Rachel




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