The Heart of Christmas Blog Hop has been brought to you by the Art With Heart team each Monday for 22 weeks when we started in July. Tonight is our final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2022 and it’s a little sad it’s over. I hope you have enjoyed all the magnificent projects and built up your stash of Christmas cards too!
For our final Christmas blog hop this year, I’ve created a Shaker card!
The Thick Basic White card base with a layer of Storybook Gnome DSP that has been inked around the edges with Night of Navy ink and a Dauber. Doesn’t it give the paper depth and a beautiful edge?!!!
Next, I die cut 3 of the ovals (Framed Florets dies) in Thick Basic White card. I also used this die to cut the snow hill. I glued the snow hill behind one of the frames and then glued another frame behind it so the hill is wedged between 2 layers. I cut a piece of window sheet using the largest decorative frame and another in Thick Basic White. I only needed the inner pieces from these die cuts. Using my Blending Brushes, I inked the White oval starting with Pool Party, Balmy Blue then Night of Navy inks. To get that snow effect, I placed some Craft White ink refill onto an acrylic block and used my Water Painter to add some water and then tap it across the oval. Put it aside to dry. I used Tear & Tape to glue the window sheet behind the ovals, before adding some Foam Adhesive Strip around the frame. I placed some of the small Effervescent Elements inside the frame before peeling the backing paper off the Foam Adhesive Strips and immediately place the blended coloured oval on top. The shaker element is now secure.
I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ in Versamark ink onto Night of Navy card, added White Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool. The Framed and Festive stamp set is used for both sentiments. The trees are cut using the Happy Forest dies and glued to the front of the oval. Wink of Stella was added to the centre tree. Some Starry Sky Baker’s Twine was placed behind the oval which is adhered to the card with Seal+.
On the inside I stamped a Night of Navy sentiment and added some DSP to a white insert.
To finish off, I added some Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels to the centre of the snowflakes.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have enjoyed all 22 weeks of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. We will be back again in July 2023!
Please continue to hop and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Kathryn Ruddick.
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