Saturday 25 July 2020

Hopping Around The World Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Hi crafters,

The last weekend of every month is the Hopping Around the World Blog Hop and this month is no exception.  We are celebrating Christmas in July for our theme.  I love Christmas so this is a great theme to get into the festive spirit!  If you've hopped from Claudia's post you are on the right track.  There is also a full list of participants at the end of this post if you get lost along the way.  Be sure to let us know you've visited by leaving a comment.

There are so many wonderful new and returning Christmas products in the Stampin' Up! August to December Mini Catalogue.  The catalogue launches on 4 August so not long to wait now.  But don't forget the Annual Catalogue products too and I chose to work with the Birds and Branches stamp set paired with the Woodland Embossing Folder.    

I created a card blank with Thick Whisper White cardstock and then added a panel of Whisper White cardstock on top.  I inked up the Woodland Embossing Folder with Balmy Blue ink and then ran another panel of Whisper White cardstock through my machine.  This meant that the ink transferred to the areas between the embossed trees.  I swiped my Soft Suede ink pad over the trees to make them pop.  I cut the panel down with my Layering Circle Dies to create spotlights for my card.  

To create the robin I stamped the layers of one of the birds from the Birds and Branches stamp set.  I used inks in Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade.  I used the co-ordinating dies to cut out the bird and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Although before adding the bird I splattered some of the Shimmer Paint in Frost White all over the card, including the spotlights.  To finish, I added a sentiment from the Best Year stamp set in Poppy Parade.  

I hope you are enjoying the festive inspiration featured in this Christmas in July blog hop.  To keep hopping, head to Sandra's post next.  We would love to know you've visited so don't forget to leave a comment.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog Hop Roll Call

1.      Claudia Christensen (D)

2.     Rachel Macleod (UK) ***You are here***

3.     Sandra Herzog (AT)

4.     Melanie Igelbrink (D)

5.     Susan Simpson (UK)

6.     Maureen Rauchfuss (USA)

7.    Sheila Turner (Canada)

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  1. That card is striking - just love it - I feel a CASE coming on :)

  2. Love how you have used non Christmas items - brilliant. The shimmer paint splats add a real WOW factor!

  3. Very nicely put together with tons of techniques to try. Thank you for sharing hem with us

  4. This is so cute! I would love to receive it ;-)