Although today’s card isn’t heavily decorated, it took four stamp sets, two die sets
and two punches!
I wonder if you recognise which stamp set the sentiment comes from?
found it, just by chance, in Better Together.
Normally, when I’m
photocopying my stamps sets for my reference folder, if I see one that
is suitable for Christmas and non-Christmas, I do two photocopies so I
have one in each section – somehow I overlooked this one!
pleased with today’s card, especially the door hinges and door handle,
but I wonder if I should have used something like Soft Suede as my
middle layer rather than Wild Wasabi, and followed through on the hinges
and door handle?
seen the idea of using the Painted Harvest Stamp Set as a wreath on
I chose to use Wild Wasabi Ink on Whisper White Cardstock
(CS), and I added Red Glimmer Paper berries.
These were punched out using the
smallest eyes on the Cookie Cutter Punch.
I used my Paper Snips to fussy
cut the wreath which was a little bit of a challenge because it was
difficult, at times, to see some of the lighter branches.
If I did get any
bits wrong, it doesn’t show, so I’m happy!
had planned to use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folderfor the
top Whisper White CS layer, and then adhere the wreath
to it with Dimensionals.
Then I had a change of mind and decided to go for
the Hardwood Background Stamp instead – inked in Sahara Sand, and
stamped off once.
much preferred this idea, so I put away the embossing folder, and took
the background stamp off the shelf.
Then my mind started working on the
top layer being a door, so I looked through my dies for something that
would pass for a door handle.
If you’ve seen my video where I show how I
store my dies, you’ll know on the reverse of each magnetic sheet is a
piece of thin board.
This is from the back of Designer Series Paper packs, and I’d adhered onto this sheet one of each die cut produced by each die in that particular set!
This is when my filing system really comes into its own!
I went through my dies storage folders looking at the back of each
individual folder, I found the “handle” in the Christmas Thinlits Dies.
It’s the loop to hang the stocking up with (there’s also a slightly larger
one in the Mitten Dies, too!).
I continued going through checking all
the folders just in case I saw something else that I thought would be more suitable!
saw the Christmas Lamp Post Thinlits, which would make brilliant “hinges” for the
think everything else about today’s card is self-explanatory except to
say the holly I used to decorate the sentiment is from the Christmas
Pines Stamp Set.
I used my Wild Wasabi and Real Red Marker Pens to
paint and then stamp the sentiment, which I then punched out usng the
Pretty Label Punch.
Still using Marker Pens I painted the holly stamp
as well, and then I stamped one at either end of the sentiment.
attempt to make the door handle and hinges a bit darker, I painted them
with my Clear Wink of Stellla Glitter Pen.
It didn’t do much for
darkening them, but they do sparkle beautifully! LOL!
decorate the inside of the card I stamped the two layers of the wreath
over the bottom right hand corner, and added some Real Red berries using
my Marker Pen.
My final touch was to add a red bow to the wreath, and unfortunately, I’ve used a retired Real Red Ribbon as I’ve finished my reel of the current red ribbon!
I feel that I’ve hopped about today, so if I’ve missed
anything please let me know so I can put it right!
That’s about it for today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Having seen several examples of the daisy used as a Christmas wreathe, this is one of my favourites thus far, due in large part to the berries … they really show nicely! The pulling together of the several other elements of the card is very cleverly done and I think it works beautifully. Glad you opted for the background stamp over the embossing folder, which would have taken over everything, I'm afraid! I quite like it, Jan! Well done, I say!
Beautiful card Jan, so easy after you described all the pieces you put together (LOL).. Thanks for sharing and love visiting you each day via blogland. Seletta
Hi, Seletta. Many thanks for following my blog. ☺ I'm planning a video for this card, hopefully it'll be ready for tomorrow! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.