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Monday, 18 October 2021

AWH Heart of Christmas # 16

Christmas with Poinsettia Petals

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 16th Art with Heart Team 2021 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop


So glad you are joining us for this Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. When we commenced our Blog Hops, Christmas seemed so distant, but now it is certainly getting closer. How are your Christmas preparations going? I have another Christmas card for you - I hope you like it:

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

I had a number of concepts as possibilities to create for last week's Colour Creations Blog Hop where we hero-ed Granny Apple Green. One was inspired by this wild rose photographed while walking along the Sturt River with my dog Gemma. I was disappointed that I ran out of time to follow-up this concept so I decided to run with it for this Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.


I also wanted to try different techniques using the Soft Pastel Assortment. Again, I scraped some pastel dust off both the Granny Apple Green and the Daffodil Delight pastels, then tried applying pastel dust with a stiffer bristle brush, a Water Painter and a Sponge Dauber.

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

I started by embossing a piece of Shimmery White card-stock with the pine fronds embossing folder from the Wintry 3D set of Embossing Folders. It gives a gorgeous effect. A Sponge Dauber was used to lightly apply some Granny Apple Green pastepowder over most of the embossed background. Love the effect. 
The embossed panel was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Granny Apple Green card-stock.
 
Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

The three sizes of poinsettia petals from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, were stamped in So Saffron Classic ink. Using a stiff bristled brush, powder from the Daffodil Delight soft pastel was applied to the centre of the poinsettia petals. I wanted the colour at the centre to be a stronger yellow so used the mid-sized Water Painter to wet apply extra Daffodil Delight pastel. Similarly, the Holly leaves were stamped in Granny Apple Classic ink and then coloured with the Granny Apple Green soft pastel. To add some interest and sparkle, a little Shimmery Embossing Paste was applied to the edges of the poinsettia petals and tips of Holly leaves.

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

The flower petals were crinkled up and the flower put together with dots of Multi-purpose Liquid Glue. The poinsettia was adhered with a Dimensional and the Holly leaves tucked underneath. The arrangement needed something else so I die cut some Basic White card-stock using one of the pine fronds dies from the Christmas Pine Cones dies and separated the pine fronds. I also cut some berries using a die from the Poinsettia dies from left over surrounds from the Wonderful Snowflakes.

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

Sentiments from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set were stamped in Evening Evergreen Classic ink and fussy cut. A bow tied with White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon was attached with Glue Dots and Genial Gems were added to the centre of the flower and near the sentiment.

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

A Basic White card inner was second generation stamped with So Saffron Classic Stampin' ink and the mid-sized poinsettia from the Poinsettia Petals stamps. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped in Evening Evergreen Classic ink and a thin strip of Granny Apple Green card-stock adhered to the base of the card inner. A C6 Basic White envelope was also stamped on the front of the envelope with a light So Saffron poinsettia. 

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

Thank you so much for spending time with me. I so appreciate you.

Send love to family of friend by creating a Poinsettia Petals Christmas card, by Andrea Sargent, Australia.

If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and or the July - December Mini Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Also, please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

To continue with the blog hop, click on the "onto the next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the amazing Claire Daly - the leader of the Art with Heart Team.  I always look forward to checking out Claire's creations together with everyone else's. 

I hope to see you next week for another AWHT Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. Stampin' Up!'s products are amazing, providing brilliant inspiration for creating lovely Christmas projects. Also, don't forget the weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop by the Art with Heart Team that goes live every Wednesday at 8.00pm AEDT.

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea XXX


As mentioned, it is always a delight to see everyone's creations and the way they each use the amazing Stampin' Up! products. I am sure there will be gorgeous Christmas projects on show. Don't miss checking out each blog. 

If at any time you find a broken link and the next blog doesn’t come up or you started part way through, please head to the blog of this week’s lovely host for the Heart of Christmas Blog HopTina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all Art With Heart Team members who are participating in this blog hop. Check out her beautiful creation while you are there.


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8 comments:

  1. This is a work of art, Andrea with all those gorgeous layers. I love the addition of the Shimmery Embossing Paste on the edges of the poinsettia petals and tips of the Holly.

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  2. Another stunner, Andrea! The soft, delicate colours work so beautifully with all of the layers on your wonderful card.

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  3. The iridescent berries and stems are a really pretty complement to this soft, sunshiney, colour combination, Andrea.

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  4. What an amazing card Andrea! Thank you for the tips on using the pastels too.

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  5. WOW! What an amazing work of art that card is Andrea! Simply Stunning and just beautiful! Such great techniques to use as well to get the colour on there as well! Just beautiful! I love your card!

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  6. Such a beautiful card with all the delicate and soft layers. Love the use of shimmery paste on the edges and the addition of the iridescent berry sprigs Andrea. Very pretty!

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  7. Glorious!!! Your cards and the stories of your inspiration never disappoint Andrea. Just amazing. A work of art actually.

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  8. Just beautiful Andrea. I really enjoy reading how you create the different techniques for your lovely creations. The finished results are always stunning!

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