Yesterday I made the video for Sunday, and it features the card I shared on Thursday, called the Illuminated Christmas Wreath. One of my followers read my blog and was interested in the double masking I talked about. Nicola asked if I could make a video showing how it worked. More about that tomorrow.
I’ve liked the Feathers & Frost Stamp Set ever since I first saw it, and as it was on my desk yesterday because I’d used it in the video, I decided to make a card for today using it, too! I’ve seen lots of projects made by crafters using the large leaves and berries stamp. The majority of cards have the berries painted red, but I paint them white, because I assume the leaves are mistletoe leaves. If you know what this plant is meant to be, please let me know, because painting white berries are Whisper White Cardstock (CS) isn’t easy; and red berries give the card more of a pop!
On the previous occasion I used this stamp, I painted the berries using the Frost White Shimmer Paint, and today I used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; both Shimmer Paints give a fabulous effect. After I had finished painting the leaves using Call Me Clover Ink, and painted the berries, I decided to cut the image into a circle, instead of leaving it as a square. I was so pleased with the new look of this image. I layered it onto a scalloped circle of Call Me Clover CS, then stamped the word JOY. After I had die cut this with the smallest Stitched Shape Framelits circle, I layered it on a scalloped circle as before.
I took a Whisper White CS card base, a layer of Call Me Clover CS, and a layer of Whisper White CS that I had dry embossed using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Before I put the two layers on the card base, I tied a piece of Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon around them and tied them in a double knot at the front, off to the right hand side. I stamped the second part of the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White, and layered it onto a piece of Call Me Clover CS. I also stamped, coloured and fussy cut one each of the two birds – as robins – in the stamp set. I needed to introduce the red because, although I was happy with the design, it looked very bland. But the robins added a lot to the card. I also stamped and coloured another robin for the inside of the card.
I finished my card by adding some rhinestones to the front, and “grounded” the robin inside the card! That’s it for today. I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to being back tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting!
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