Thursday, 12 December 2019

AWH Monthly Blog Hop - Dec 2019

Christmas Layers and Partial Die Cutting with a Little Shimmer

Thanks for dropping by. The Art With Heart Team are back with our last Blog Hop for 2019. I hope you are enjoying hopping along with this December 2019 Blog Hop.



Getting in the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations, this month our theme is ‘Add A Little Sparkle’. We have a huge range of sparkly projects to share with you featuring products such as Glimmer paper, Rhinestones, Delicata Ink, Shimmery White cardstock and much more. All of these products are available from Stampin’ Up! and any of these lovely ladies would be happy to assist you.

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I love adding a little sparkle to my projects, not just at Christmas but all through the year. One of my favourite ways of adding sparkle is to spritz part of my projects with shimmer paint mixed with Isopropl alcohol. For tonight's card I have used a sparkly spritz on die cut snowflakes to add a little glimmer to the tone on tone background. I've also used a amber of other products to add a (more) little shimmer. 

Starting with Seaside Spray cardstock as the card base, I also cut four sets of snowflakes out of additional Seaside Spray cardstock using the Christmas Layer dies to develop a tone on tone effect. As I was aiming for a subtle shimmer effect I only spritzed the die cut snowflakes lightly, however, the photo doesn't pick up the subtlety of shimmer effect. (I guess, my novice photography skills don't help either.) When dry, these snowflakes were adhered to the upper 2/3rds of the of the card base. Using a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the larger die with multiple snowflakes, I partially die cut snowflakes so that white snowflakes jutted out from the card front. I needed to do this twice as the die was smaller than the width of the card front. A difficulty in cutting twice is ensuring the partial die cutting finishes in straight alignment. I then needed to use a scalpel to cut away the card front in between the snowflakes. Here's a closer look:

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Some Seaside Spray 6.4mm Metallic ribbon was tied around the card front a little below the snowflake edge. This is such a gorgeous ribbon with a metallic shimmer. The Whisper White partial die cut card front was added to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals to lift and seperate it a little from the card base. The greeting "Christmas Blessings" that came from the Light & Peace stamp set was stamped in Delicata Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink and cut out using one of the smaller Stitched Rectangle dies. Three of the smaller blue snowflakes were scattered around the greeting on the white card front. To add a little more shimmer, small rhinestones that had been coloured with Dark Seaside Spray Blends were adhered to the blue snowflakes - both on the background and those on the white card front.

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The greeting inside the card came from the So Many Stars stamp set and also was stamped in Silvery Shimmer ink. A few individual blue snowflakes were scattered around the greeting to tie the centre to the card design.

Thanks for calling by and taking time to check out my blog. I've loved sharing with you 💕

There is more sparkle and creative inspiration in this month's Art With Heart Blog Hop.  The next demonstrator to share her sparkly project(s) with you is the delightful and talented Kathryn Ruddick. To visit her blog, click on her name or on the arrow below.  
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway through the participants, you can view all the talented paper crafters below by clicking on their names and the link will take you to their blog. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing everyones' creations.


Andrea Sargent  - You are here


I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas and New Year. I'm looking forward to sharing with you again in 2020. 💕🐾

3 comments:

  1. How beautiful - and very clever with the partial die-cutting. Love that you’ve used Seaside Spray.

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  2. Andrea, your card is just lovely. A lovely choice of blue too.

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  3. This colour combination is stunning Andrea and I love the effect you have achieved with partial die cutting xxx

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