Monday, July 16, 2018

H2H - Christmas in July

Welcome to Christmas in July with Heart 2 Heart! 

Yes, we are celebrating Christmas this week at Heart 2 Heart! Time to roll out those Christmas papers, stamps, dies and all your other holiday themed supplies and join us for this super fun challenge! 
And even better, Heart 2 Heart is pairing up with Double Trouble - another great challenge - and they have added some additional factors to add to the scheme of things. 

I AM doing the Double Trouble challenge as well as creating for Heart 2 Heart. 

The Double Trouble challenge requires three components (well... two and an optional third):
  • Thing 1 - Christmas (sentiment or journaling)
  • Thing 2 - link up to Heart 2 Heart (since this is originally created for H2H, got that one covered)
  • Thing 3 - Fancy Fold something or other... 

I saw a gorgeous card similar to this on Pinterest and decided to try one for myself. It is called a Twisted Easel Card. The creator of the card on which I based mine can be found here.

My first challenge was finding a die that would fit. The only one I had that was large enough was the one I used here - it is a Memory Box die. Since many different flowers are now used for Christmas, it could be turned into a Christmas card pretty easily. I cut the die FOUR times - twice in Ruby and twice in New England Ivy. I cut the leaves off the two Ruby die cuts. Then I painstakingly glued the dies together to provide strength. The Joy piece was Cricut cut and anchored with foam tape and Liquid Glass as adhering to glitter paper is difficult. I brushed the flowers with the Gold Shimmer Brush. The card base is simply a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 piece, folded in half and then half is scored diagonally. It folds down flat to no larger than a standard card size for mailing purposes. 

I photographed the card from the back side to show how the die sits and also shown a close up of the flowers and leaves to show the gold shimmer as well as the detail on the leaves that is hard to see in the original picture. 

I hope you will join us at Heart 2 Heart to celebrate Christmas in July! 
There are SO many possibilities of projects to create and we would love to see yours. 
You have until the end of July to enter this or any of the other July challenges. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Ruby Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Gold Glitter Paper
Stamps: none
Inks: none
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Artbooking Cartridge, Red Enamel Gems, Gold Shimmer Pen, English Rose Bouquet Die (Memory Box), Foam Tape, Liquid Glass 



Sue Bruch—From my Heart said...

So beautiful and so original...great job!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

This card is beautiful...a lot of work put into the detail of it...thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and the link to the card you scrap-lifted...I may do the same. Thanks again for your support to the DOUBLE TROUBLE Challenge, and the write up on Heart2Heart as well...wishing both success in contributing to both challenges.

papercraftingprincess said...

Alyson this is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Melanie R said...

What an elegant and classy card, Alyson! I have made twisted easel cards but your is especially beautiful in color and detail. Thank you for joining in the challenge fun at Double Trouble.

Vickie ODell said...

What a beautiful, amazing creation! I nlove your creative ideas!