Hi everybody. Another Christmas card today using stamps from last month's Creative Stamping magazine and their first outing, and using an idea which was in the magazine with four of the silhouette leaves and also a pretty little silhouette flower stamped with Distress Inks. I also used a sentiment which came with a bauble stamp some time ago from Creative Expressions.
I cut a piece of card to 51/2" square and in order to get an even repeat I used a Gina K Designs wreath template not quite as it was intended, but stamping in my Misti I laid the template over the top of card and by moving the stamp around I filled each of the eight slots with it using Bundled Sage, and that gave me a guide to carry on and place the other foliage. I did the fern leaves next in between the first set of leaves using Pine Needles, then the other leaf designs to the left and right of the fern, using Crushed Olive and Rich Mahogany, and finally the little flowers around the inside edge using Versafine Satin Red.
Finally I die cut a stitched circle to fit in the centre from a piece of white card and embossed the sentiment using WOW Metallic Gold Embossing Powder as I felt this finished it a bit more neatly than just stamping it on to the card. I added some foam behind the circle to give it dimension cut just a bit smaller than the circle.
Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Holidays/Christmas.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Christmas.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 653 Use a Die.
We Love Stamping Challenge - December - Anything Goes with CAS Option.
Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge - December - Pick A Previous Challenge from This Year (I chose the March 2021 Technique Challenge with the theme of Stamping).
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge - No. 571 Anything Christmas Goes.
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - No. 5 Anything Christmas Goes.