Saturday, 16 November 2019

Joy of Sets November Blog Hop

Perhaps due to a theme which was too difficult to interpret into a project (it was a square card/project with illumination or sparkle) or due to time constraints, other things happening and all manner of reasons, the blog hop this month was cancelled. (Or maybe it wasn't! I'm not even sure myself and I organise it. That's how hectic things are!)

I had already done my project so I'm sharing anyway and I do accept a lot of the responsibility for the hop not happening as planned my organisation and cajoling skills were far from being on point.

So here is my contribution anyway. It's a super simple concept of a flat fold card which pops up essentially to have a battery operated tea light popped inside to send out a warm Christmasy glow through the vellum around the sides. A type of lumiere. The front is layers of squares keeping with that element of the theme and for some sparkle I've added tons of rhinestones which were the type which are attached to a mesh. I didn't sit and put each on individually just in case you were wondering! The front of the card with the silver heat embossed sentiment becomes the back of the box when it is in operation.

I'm not usually the biggest fan of wintery home scenes but they're beginning to appeal more. I think in project like this they create a really pretty, almost heart warming image. I lined the back/front whichever way you look at it with a soft pink mirror card which allows a gorgeous reflection of the tea light so gives a bit more bang for buck.

I chose what I felt to be less traditional Christmas colours but ones which I felt were kind of frosty colours, both from the latest In-colours from Stampin' Up! the die cut is fabulous and was a freebie front of magazine kit which was intended to make a snow globe card. I just love it, it gives some added dimension and allows for the light to shine through the vellum perfectly. The die cut is sandwiched between vellum and the coloured card which is then overlaid onto the white base. Sections cut out from the centres are used to layer up for the front/back of the card. I used a stitched shape framelit for these as they leave a kind of bevelled edge which I love. It just gives a really nice finish.

I do have a video tutorial but when I'll get around to editing and uploading is anyone's guess but when I do I'll link it, otherwise go and subscribe to my channel and you'll see when it goes live.

Have a happy weekend!

Andrea x

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