Welcome to the Heart of Christmas showcase for August. I can't believe another month has gone already! I'm hosting the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team who have fabulous projects to get you inspired for your holiday crafting. Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of the post to see what they have created.
I love wreaths and the Arrange A Wreath Bundle from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue is a beauty. The great thing is that it isn't just about Christmas, with elements for Valentine's Day, Easter, Autumn/Thanksgiving and pretty much any other occasion. The dies cut all the small elements in the stamp set, plus there are 2 lovely wreaths to choose from.
For my project, I've chosen a non-traditional colour combo of Balmy Blue, Silver and White. I love sparkle at Christmas, so I had to try out the new Balmy Blue Glimmer paper.
I love square cards and I think a wreath looks especially lovely on a square card. I always start at the centre, so I've cut the detailed wreath from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and the leaf wreath from Thick Whisper White. I layered these on a piece of Whisper White dry embossed with the gorgeous Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Everything else was built out from the dimensions of the centre panel.
This photo shows the true colour of the Balmy Blue Glimmer, which is so pretty. I adhered the Silver Foil wreath flat to the centre panel with the Balmy Blue Glimmer wreath popped up and then the white leaf wreath adhered on top. I only put adhesive on the circle in the centre, leaving everything else free. The sweet little flowers were die cut from a piece of Balmy Blue that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, which you can see better in the first photo. The silver pearls in the centre are from my stash, as I wanted a shiny rather than matte silver. The greeting has been heat embossed in white onto Balmy Blue and then cropped with one of the Ornate Frames Dies. It is popped up on double Dimensionals and I finished with a little heart in (sadly, retired) Silver Glimmer.
For the inside, I have kept the style the same, with the wide Balmy Blue mat dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and the centre writing panel layered on a Silver Foil mat. I have a piece of the detailed wreath in Silver Foil in the corner and the partridge (?) has been popped up over it.
|Stamps||Arrange A Wreath|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Silver Foil, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Glimmer (retired)|
|Ink||Versamark, Balmy Blue|
|Accessories||Silver Flat Back Pearls (not SU)|
|Tools||Ornate Frame Dies, Wreath Builder Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun|
Here are the links for the ladies participating this month. I can't wait to see their lovely creations.
Thanks for visiting me today!