Saturday, 5 December 2020

Winter Anniversary

Hi everybody.  This is the last anniversary of the year that I make for, and as it is winter I decided to do something with the season in mind.  I recently bought this Crafter's Companion set of silhouette foliage stamps called Festive Foliage (I bought the set in a local store and it seems to be unavailable now)  and I used a Sweet Dixie heart die.

I got the idea from some recently released stamps from Penny Black and one has foliage in a heart shape, so I decided to use this idea and stamped a selection of these stamps in a heart shape on a piece of kraft card using Tea Dye Distress Ink...this was a colour close to the colour of the card and I wanted to be able to colour over the top.  I first used the largest heart die from the above mentioned set with a pencil to mark out the shape...I wouldn't say it is the perfect heart but not bad.  I then coloured with a waterbrush using my Inktense Pencils which having lots of pigment work well on kraft card.  When it was dry I rubbed out the pencil line  and matted this on to a piece of dark green card before adding it on to my white 6" square card.

I finished by adding a die cut heart within the heart backed with a piece of foam to give it dimension, and I
stamped the sentiment using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.  I then added some sparkle on the berries using a clear Wink of Stella pen.  It looks a bit strange in the photo, just as though there are white specks, presumably just the way the light has caught it.  It is a new pen so a bit over juicy I think.

Thank you for visiting me here today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Crafty Creations December Challenge - Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge - No. 21 Anything Goes with your Never Before Used Schtuff. 
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 391 Sorry it's so last minute!  Where we use our snippets of card, paper etc. ( I used a couple of snippets of kraft card for the topper and heart and also a snippet of green for the matted layer)


  1. A great idea to make a wreath in the shape of a heart

  2. It's a super idea and a great card.
    Hugs, Sarn x

  3. Great card Pat - especially for this time of the year. Lovely!


    Di xx

  4. A beautiful card for a Winter Anniversary Pat, a lovely wreath and beautifully coloured, I'm sure your friends will love it, Kate x

  5. Beautiful card Pat. Enjoy your Christmas. Xxx

  6. I really like the idea of the winter anniversary card, cleverly done Pat!

  7. Lovely heart wreath Pat, clever idea! Subtle colouring too and an elegant sentiment! A beatutiful card!

  8. What a creative and wonderful idea to do the heart shaped wreath x. A beautiful card, great stamping and love the kraft card stock too Pat x.

  9. A beautiful card Pat, what a clever design for a winter anniversary. I love the set of stamps you’ve used. xx

  10. wOW, Pat, lotta good pretty stamp and color work, I hope the recipients will treasure it! So happy to know someone else who like the Inktenses, even if I rarely get to play with mine, lol. XOX

  11. What a gorgeous card, Pat! I love it! your colouring looks so beautiful and the heart shape is perfect for them. I have done plenty in corcles but might have to try a heart shape next x

  12. Your wreath is beautiful, Pat, and such a perfect choice for a winter anniversary! Your coloring is incredible and your overly juicy winking will be loved by the recipients! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  13. A lovely card Pat and I love how you've made your wreath in the shape of a heart, it's just perfect for this time of year and I like the touch of sparkle on the berries too x

  14. Wonderful creation! Thanks for plaiyng at Craft Creations Challenge.


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