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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Leafy Circle

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.

26 comments:

  1. Your wreath is just amazing! I have a mini Gina K turnabout template, but my first attempt was not good, so I put it apart and forgot. Now I want try again. Thanks for sharing your steps.
    Thanks also so much for joining us at We Love Stamping December challenge!
    https://www.welovestamping.co.uk

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  2. It's a beautiful wreath Pat and perfectly balanced stamping. I am a real fan of any stamped wreath and like you gain a lot of pleasure creating them.

    Many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

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  3. WOWser! This is such a striking make, very intricate and more than a little fabulous Pat!

    Happy Wednesday

    Kathyk

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  4. This is a lovely wreath card - how did we manage before the Misti???

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  5. Beautiful wreath Pat and I love the colours...it amazing the effect you can make with stamps...

    Anne

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  6. A lovely card Pat and great use of the freebie stamps. I'm starting to re-visit my magazine stamps as there are many that I've never used and now I can see cards that I might make with them. Keep up the good work x

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  7. What a stunning card, love the beautiful wreath and great use of the template. Your stamping looks amazing and what fabulous colours Pat x. A real stunner of a card x.

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  8. WOW, this is stunningly beautiful and creative! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace on Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

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  9. Perfectly stamped that wreath, wow! Lovely colour combo and lovely card too! A good idea to use the foam and I think the gold beneath the panel is a very elegant touch.

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  10. Pat this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the wreath design and all the lovely foliage detail you've added. Beautiful colours too, Kate x

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  11. OH Pat this is just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  12. Wow, great wreath! I've saved as a sample for Issue 101, it's so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful holidays, xoxo

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  13. Beautiful Pat, all the layers add so much dimension to the image ♥

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  14. Gorgeous card, beautiful wreath, so stylish.
    Thank you Pat, for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  15. This is so beautifully done, it looks amazing. Fab stamping. Thanks so much for using a die in my challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x

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  16. Really beautiful and what a great way to use these stamps to stamp a wreath. Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

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  17. You've created a beautiful wreath with your leaf and flower stamps Pat! Very creative!! xx

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  18. Wonderful Christmas wreath. The stamps created a wonderful texture to your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us again.
    Kathy
    POE DT

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  19. Beauatiful and festive, loving your color choices

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  20. Wonderful card, love the card. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping. Anesha

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  21. This is stunning, Pat! It's a feast for the eyes and would fetch a pretty penny in any boutique and be used every year as a beautiful decoration for any home! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Holiday Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Stunning card! Fantastic stamping! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT and Merry Christmas:)

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  23. Your stamping is amazing and what a gorgeous wreath! Have a very Happy Christmas and thanks for another year of blog friendship

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  24. Beautiful card Pat and yes your stamping is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

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  25. Love this, Pat. What a wonderful wreath! xx

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  26. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at 52CCT.

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