Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Christmas Wreath - with Love

Hello friends, I seem to be on a run of creating Christmas Cards - but that has to be good - right!? I wanted to try a little something different with this set. I am also conscious of how many Christmas Cards need to be posted and therefore the bulk needs to be kept to a minimum - a challenge for those of us who like layer upon layer! 

I have stamped the image from the Spellbinders Open Me Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set repeatedly onto white card stock using Imagine Memento ink in Memento Black.  The background has then been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk, using a Sponge Dauber to blend the inks together and leaving the inside of the wreathes uninked, ready for a sentiment.  

Next stamp cleaner has been spritzed onto the inked card front - don't you love the effect that it has - gently dab with  tissue to remove excess.  The wreaths have then been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  

The sentiment is also from the Open Me Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set  and has been stamped in the centre of the wreaths using Rhubarb Stalk ink.  The second sentiment from the Nativity Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set has been stamped using Tuxedo Black Ink, trimmed and layered onto slightly larger gold card stock and adhered to the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner.  An edge strip of patterned paper has been added and the card front adhered to a pre-cut card base.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Simply Christmas

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. This is so pretty! and thanks for joining us at Paper Creator hugs Sue x

  2. Preciosa tarjeta de Navidad
    Gracias por participar con nosotras en Retarte#106
    Maria Pilar DT

  3. wonderful colours and stamping thank you for joining us at Paper Creator.

  4. Great colors in this, Linda! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge. Good luck!

  5. Beautiful card, wonderful color combo, stamping and coloring. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  6. Love this! Thank you for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge and congrats on making Top 3!

  7. Linda, this gorgeous. I agree that I pay a lot of postage to mail my cards so this is a great stamping idea. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Playground at Imagine That Digistamp, and hope to see you again in October. Lisa Lynn DT.

  8. Great card! Thank you for joining Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

  9. I like your colorful/watercolor background. Lovely card. Tfs and for participating in Connie's "Anything goes" challenge this month. Hope to see you work again. Good luck

  10. What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop, I hope you will join us again this month, it's all about die cuts!
    Marji DT


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