For our Step into Christmas theme of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I have pretty much taken a literal look at this.
One of the first decorations that go up in our home is the wreath on the front door and any visitor has to step through our front door to come in, hence the ‘step into Christmas’. I stamped a background using Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce ink and then die cut the wreaths from this piece of Cardstock. I felt the wreath really pops against the Black timber background.
A few splatters of White embossing and a simple sentiment completes this card which I would say has a bit of a modern twist with it’s Black base.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
I created this card during the Stampin’ Up! demonstration for World Cardmaking Day. The wreath was created by watercolouring two squares of Shimmery White Cardstock with Old Olive ink and then die cutting the wreaths from them. This is such a quick and effective way to create this sweet card.
Opt out the ‘hello’ for a Christmas sentiment and you could make a batch of these in quick time for the Christmas season.
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Welcome to the New at SU Blog Hop where this month’s theme is Perfect Partners focusing on our amazing bundles. Until 30th September we have our Perfect Partners promotion with 6 die sets coordinating with stamp sets from the Annual and Mini Catalogues. Our blog hop will include a variety of bundles from our current catalogues.
I’ve chosen the Cottage Wreaths bundle. This is one of the bundles that will be featured in the free World Cardmaking Day event that is being organised by Stampin’ Up!
I die cut 2 base wreaths and an outline wreath from Basic White Cardstock. Then I blended Parakeet Party and Shaded Spruce ink over them with the top wreath inked only in Shaded Spruce. Some ‘snow’ was added with White Craft ink splattered with a Water Painter.
The bow and leaves were die cut from the Gingham Cottage DSP and I blended Flirty Flamingo ink over the die cut pieces. The banner was die cut from Sweetest Christmas DSP. I went over the Real Red stripes with the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend and then blended Flirty Flamingo ink over to coordinate with the colour palette.
To complete the card ve layered the Shaded Spruce card base with a panel of Basic White Cardstock which I blended with Shaded Spruce ink.
I hope you have enjoyed what I’ve shared and can use some of these ideas in your crafting. Please follow our blog hop along for lots more inspiration.
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As I look at today’s card for Sketcchtember Day 11 I feel it’s a bit shabby chic. I didn’t start out aiming for this but the sheet I chose from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper set the tone for it. Do you find the creative process taking you somewhere completely different to where you had planned? Isn’t that the fun of creating!
With a colour palette of Blushing Bride, Gray Granite and White this card has a soft look to it. I layered the vellum detailed wreath on a full wreath to make the script more visible. The wreath underweath was distressed on the edges with Gray Granite using a sponge dauber and I cut off any excess that was protruding in the centre from under the Vellum.
Some Blushing Bride leaves were stamped and die cut and interwoven with smaller silver leaves.
I added 2 small bits of ribbon with glue dots under the sprigs to give the effect of a bow. This gave it less bulk than having the knot of the bow in there (I did try it!). To top off my little foliage arrangement I added a cute bow which is part of the Country Wreath Dies.
The Cottage Wreath bundle is one of the bundle we’ll be using in our FREE VIRTUAL EVENT for World Cardmaking Day. See all the details below.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to catching up with you tomorrow for more #sketchtemberchallenge inspiration.
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