Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Art With Heart “Heart of Christmas 2019” - Week 16

A Christmas Wreath using the Peaceful Boughs Bundle

Welcome to this, the final "Heart of Christmas 2019" Blog Hop. I hope you have enjoyed hopping along with us each week. I've loved being apart of the Art with Heart Team's Christmas Blog Hop.


We are in December now and Christmas is close. It has been a wonderful learning experience to establish a blog that has enabled me to share a new Christmas card with you each week. As I mentioned a number of weeks ago, I love wreaths and so this week I have made a wreath using Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Boughs dies.

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Using the single pine leaf die, I cut 5 each of Copper, Champagne, Gold and Silver foil. They were glued singly, rotating each colour and placed to form a circle. If you are going to try it, make sure you tuck the twig end under the leaf below (not sticking it on top of the previous one ... - ask me how I know its easy to make this mistake when you are running out of time 😁). 


Stampin Up, Andrea Sargent, Holiday Catalogue, blog hop, Beautiful Boughs, Peaceful Boughs, embossing

The background (and card) was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. The card front was dry embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder and then mounted on some copper foil to show a slight stripe of copper along both sides. The sentiment came from the matching Peaceful Boughs stamp set and was cut out using the matching set of dies.

Stampin Up, Andrea Sargent, Holiday Catalogue, blog hop, Beautiful Boughs, Peaceful Boughs, embossing


The wreath was finished with a bow tied in Copper Trim and some Rhinestones, which had been coloured with a Bronze Blends marker, were scattered around.

Stampin Up, Andrea Sargent, Holiday Catalogue, blog hop, Beautiful Boughs, Peaceful Boughs, embossing


The card centre used the other sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and I couldn't resist cutting out the sentiment with the matching die from the Beautiful Boughs dies. Some copper pine leaves have been tucked underneath.

That's it for me for this week and for the Heart of Christmas blog hop for this year, however, there is so much more inspiration to be found this week. The lovely 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, Just Judy Designs by clicking here where she has links to all the other blog hoppers.

Also, a big THANK YOU to Claire, our wonderful team leader, who established this annual blog hop and who leads us through all things Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by and taking time to check out my blog. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Years. See you again in 2020. πŸ’•πŸΎ

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so pretty,Andrea! The different metallics look amazing as the wreath.

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Andrea and I love that you have used all the different foils to make the wreath. I might just have to case your card!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Andrea, this is gorgeous. That wreath is so full and luscious, I love it!

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  4. Oh, wow! This is stunning, Andrea. So lush and elegant ... love it!

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  5. So glad you made it in time for this week, Andrea. Your card is just gorgeous. Love all the layered metallics in your wreath. Such a special card!

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  6. Simply stunning! Someone is going to be SO lucky to receive this card!

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  7. Love the wreath Andrea, the layers in all foils looks stunning.

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  8. Oh, wow Andrea - I just love your card. It's a stunner!

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