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Monday, 10 October 2022

AWH Heart of Christmas #15

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop: Leaves of Holly

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop for 2022. 

I am so glad you are joining us for our fifteenth 2022 Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. I have had fun creating these cards using the Leaves of Holly bundle from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalogue. Here are a couple of my cards:
 
A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

In one of Emma Goddard’s recent Card & Cuppa sessions, I saw Emma create a set of Autumnal cards using the Baby Wipe technique. This led me to think about using this technique for a set of Christmas cards. It is a great way to create 4 lovely cards relatively simply.


I started with an A4 piece of Basic White card-stock and the Leaves of Holly stamp set. Four different green inks, ie Evening Evergreen, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron & Parakeet Party Classic Stampin’ re-inkers were dripped onto some layered and folded Baby Wipes creating a multi-coloured ink pad. The 2 more detailed holly leaves were stamped down and across the centre areas. Another “ink pad” was created with Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride & So Saffron re-inkers and the holly berries were stamped. This sheet was then cut into quarters, pictured above. Some splatters were added using the Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler Markers.

A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

I actually stamped 2 A4 sheets as the first set of stamping initially appeared to be a little washed out. I wondered if this was due to the baby wipes having dried out. I tried again, first misting the baby wipes before adding ink and I added a few more drops of ink. The picture shown above was the second try which was a tad darker than the first. As they both looked good, I decided to turn both sheets into cards. The set below were created from the first stamping.


Each quarter was trimmed to card-front size and layered onto a card base. I decided to use 4 different colours for the bases - selecting from the ink colours, ie Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler card-stocks. As such, 2 cards were made in each colour of card base. To give variation, half of the cards were created in portrait and half in landscape. 

A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

As you can see, different sentiments were used and different labels. Most of the sentiments were white heat embossed, using Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool. Some cards had ribbon added and a number didn’t. The ribbons used were the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack. Most cards were embellished with Real Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the Basic White based cards with Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

Confession time: After die cutting both labels in Basic White card-stock using the Holly Berry dies and stamping a sentiment from the Leaves of Holly stamp set, the small label die dropped and cannot be found as yet. So I haven’t finished one of the Cherry Cobbler based cards as I wanted to use that label. Also, I ran out of time creating the 8 cards and so haven’t yet added Holly stamped card inners nor have the envelopes been stamped. I will finish the cards later.

A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

I really enjoyed playing with the Baby Wipe technique again.  The stamping layout is different from a fully stamped design and creates similar but different cards to add to my Christmas card stash. How are you going at creating your Christmas cards? If I had more time, I was thinking of doing a similar process but use the Sweet Candy Cane bundle. I wonder how it would go???

Thank you for dropping in to check out my Christmas project. I so appreciate it.

A set of lovely cards can be created for Christmas with the gorgeous Leaves of Holly stamp set.

It is always a delight to see everyone's creations and I am sure there will be gorgeous Christmas projects on show so don't miss checking out each blog. To continue with the blog hop, click the  "onto the next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of the lovely Christine Blain. I always look forward to checking out Christine’s creations as well as everyone else's. 

Don't forget the weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop by the Art with Heart Team that launches every Wednesday at 8.00pm AEST. This week we will be featuring Granny Apple Green.

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

Andrea XXX


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 our Heart of Christmas Blog Hop Host, the very special Sharon Davern, 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.

If you are in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the July - December Mini Catalogue then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you. Pease don't hesitate to contact me with any other queries about these projects or Stampin' Up!. 

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9 comments:

  1. Wow, Andrea these baby wipe cards are so gorgeous! The different sentiments make each card unique and i just love the colour effects you've achieved with this technique.

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  2. Oh, I love these, Andrea! What a great choice of colours, to use with the baby wipe technique and these stamps. The art pieces you created are just beautiful. I love the slightly irregular/watercolour-y look of the stamping in contrast to the crisp white backgrounds and bold sentiment labels.

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  3. Wonderful cards and gorgeous colours, Andrea. Such a pretty set. The darker coloured sentiments are lovely, but oh my, those white sentiment labels are just perfect in my opinion. Caroline.

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  4. Wow these are just beautiful Andrea and those berries and choice of colours are stunning! Great selection of sentiments and label die cuts on show too.

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Love these stamped one sheet wonders and with the baby wipe technique, you’ve kicked it up another notch! Thx so much for sharing!!!

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  6. These are gorgeous, Andrea. Not only did you stamp an A4 sheet to cut up, but you also used the Baby wipe technique which is fabulous! The colour choices are perfect and add such a beautiful range of colour to your cards. Magical!

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  7. Wow Andrea! Your holly cards are just stunning! The babywipe technique looks amazing here with these colours and images - just magical! And I love the way you have created the four card fronts from the A4 sheet. So inspiring!

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  8. These are just wonderful Andrea! The baby wipe technique is fantastic and then to make the pattern on the paper and the cards out of it FABULOUS! so, so good! Love the different colours you have put together to make all the depth in the card! Wonderful set of cards with all the different sentiments too!

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  9. Your cards are absolutely stunning Andrea. Fabulous technique that works brilliantly with the Boughs of Holly bundle. Even though they started out as the one piece of cardstock they all look just that bit different when complete. Thanks for the inspiration.

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