Monday, 2 August 2021

Golden Merry Christmas


Welcome to week 5 of The Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop. This week we have a different host, Rachel Woollard.

For this week's card I was inspired when I watched  an Instagram reel by Teneale Williams. The technique uses Stampin' Blends, Vellum and Isopropyl Alcohol. As suggested by Teneale I also used the Diggers brand from Bunnings. How convenient is it that my son works there? 



This would be by far the most messiest time I have ever had making a card but I have to say that the end results even impressed my Bunnings son!

To start with you colour splotches of the Vellum with your chosen colours of Stampin' Blends, just in any random fashion. In my case I have used Old Olive, Real Red and a little bit of Soft Suede. Once this is done the fun starts by adding the Isopropyl Alcohol. I chose to use a small paint brush and either let larger drops go or just tapped the brush to get smaller droplets. How this works is that the alcohol dissolves the colour of the blends . Leave this to dry. There is no right or wrong with this, that's what makes it effective. 


I then chose to take it a step further and added in some Gilded Leafing. Once again more mess, but effective in adding some dimension to the panel. I actually cut a panel in the card front and placed the panel behind it. The sentiment is from Sparkle of the Season and has been die cut using one of the openings on the Picture This dies as it was the perfect size. Then I have just added a bow using the Gold Simply Elegant Trim and a few of the Brushed Metallic Dots.

Although this card created some mess I really did enjoy creating it and will definitely being using this method again. If you are not familiar with the method I would suggest either watching Teneale's Instagram reel or just google it.

Next in tonight's blog hop is Ros Davidson .Click on the button below and it should take you to her blog where you can see her beautiful creation for tonight. If the button doesn't work then you can always go to Rachel Woollard's blog where you will find a full list of the participants in tonight's blog hop.


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Have a wonderful week.



  1. Beautiful - and such fun! Very handy having your own Bunnings contact, LOL. I love all the white space that really shows off the gorgeous colourful panel. I also like that you used the Picture This dies for the 'stitched' rectangle piece for the sentiment. Beautiful card, T. x

  2. Wow Theresa this is simply stunning! Definitely worth the mess.

  3. Sounds like you had lots of fun creating this card and the result is stunning colours offset by the white background. I’m in awe of anyone attempting both alcohol blending and gilded techniques.

  4. Theresa this is stunning!! I have to laugh about it 'even impressing your Bunnings son'. It's just gorgeous and the gold leafing really adds wow. The placement of your embellishments and the white space is perfect. I think this is one of my fave cards of yours ever!

  5. Gorgeous. I love your use of this technique Theresa and the effect you created. The combination of colours and the addition of gilded leafing is beautiful.

  6. Oh Theresa, you sure did nail this technique, wow! It msy have been messy, but the end result is stunning. Totally loving this, especially the addition of the Gilded Leafing.

  7. A beautiful effect using this technique Theresa, and made even more beautiful by the addition of the gold leafing.

  8. Beautiful colours used with a stunning technique! It looks lovely.

  9. I love the colours of the stampin' blends you have used for this technique. It looks perfect for a Christmas card.