Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Art With Heart “Heart of Christmas 2019” - Week 13

Wrapped in Plaid

I just had a bit of a heart flutter - only 6 weeks to Christmas. Where has the year gone?

I'm still in Western Australia. The conference I was attending concluded Saturday. Then I met up with a friend who had just flown in from Adelaide and we travelled to Margaret River. In the last few days we have gone whale watching, caught up with Stampin Up friends in Busselton, toured a range of Margaret River sites and businesses, including Cape Lavender Tea House, Chocolate factories, wineries & breweries, galleries, places that craft beautiful soaps and so much more. It's been wonderful.

Prior to heading to WA I made a card for this blog hop. As time was limited, I CASEd a card design from one of the Artisan Team members, the talented Stesha Bloodhart. I really loved her card but have altered a number of aspects of Stesha's design to individualise it. Here is my card:

Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations, Stampin Up, Christmas, Perfectly Plaid, Pine Tree Punch, Art With Heart

The feature of this card is beautiful Wrapped in Plaid Suite by Stampin' Up - check out pages 12 - 14 of the Holiday Catalogue, which features delightful products for Christmas. There is a panel of the gorgeous Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) Wrapped in Plaid, which has a number of stunning tartans using Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy, Whisper White and gold. One of the features of Stampin Up's products is the way the colours match across products, for example the DSP shown on this card features Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and gold, so I was able to pick up those colours in the card stock together with Gold foil paper. I mounded the DSP on Shaded Spruce card stock and added a strip of die embossed gold foil. I used the same card stock plus Cherry Cobbler to cut 3 different sized circular discs, layered and positioned to the LHS. 2 of the discs were cut using punches and the 3rd used a die from the Stitched Shapes dies.

Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations, Stampin Up, Christmas, Perfectly Plaid, Pine Tree Punch, Art With Heart

Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations, Stampin Up, Christmas, Perfectly Plaid, Pine Tree Punch, Art With HeartThe trees were stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, one with Shaded Spruce and the other in the Delicata Metallic Golden Glitz ink. This metallic ink is so so gorgeous and is only available from Stampin Up during the availability period for the Holiday Catalogue. In addition to the gold ink there are delicious copper and silver ink pads. Don't miss out trying them out - they are brilliant! The greeting is also from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and was stamped on Cherry Cobbler card stock die cut with one of the Stitched Label dies.

Andrea Sargent, Valley Inspirations, Stampin Up, Christmas, Perfectly Plaid, Pine Tree Punch, Art With HeartThe card centre is fairly simple. The greeting came from the same stamp set and was stamped using the Golden Glitz ink. As you can see, stamped and punched trees were adhered to the lower LHS. Though not seen fully in the above photos, another stamped and punched tree was adhered to the envelope front so that it would complement the card.

That's it for me for this week's blog hop, however, there is so much more inspiration to be found. The talented Judy May is hosting the Heart of Christmas 2019 blog hop this week – to check out the team’s festive creations you can visit Judy’s page by clicking here. She has the links to all this week's blog hoppers.

Thanks for dropping by and taking time to check out my blog.  ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ


  1. Aww, you are so good to be blogging while on holiday! Your card is lovely, the gold touches are fantastic. I'm glad you're having a lovely time away, but I'll be sad to not see you in Sydney.

  2. Such a lovely card, Andrea. I love the pop of the gold foil with the rich red and green plaid. Glad to hear you've having a great time in WA.

  3. Lovely card, Andrea and well done completing tonight's hop while away in WA!

  4. Andrea I'm super impressed you are blogging while on holiday and such a gorgeous card too. I hope you have a wonderful time at onstage Perth, but we'll miss you in Sydney xx

  5. What a lovely card Andrea, Have a great holiday in Perth.

  6. It sounds like your short break has been lots of fun Andrea. You were so organised to have everything ready so that you could blog while away. I tried that when we went to Italy earlier in the year. Got on the plane and promptly forgot all about it :)

  7. Oh wow, Andrea. What a wonderful time you had in W.A. And your card is lovely and has such a warm and feel to it - so lovely.


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