Yesterday I shared cards made for a swap … well I made 8 in total but these ones I kept to a more traditional look.
I decided to use patterned paper, to add some ink blending and splatters and then stamping and fussy cutting to create the focal images.
I’ve been using the Christmas Season set a lot for foliage recently so decided to change it up for these and used the foliage from the retired Peace and Joy which has been a favourite set for quite a while but mainly for the words. So decided to give the other stamps a little more attention!
I stamped each leaf 4 times and chose a different ink for each leaf type (the Holly stamp is a pair of leaves so I ended up with 8 in total!).
I blended ink on the white panels in a slightly different way for each and then splattered with a darker ink. Then I made my little clusters of leaves.
I decided to raise each topper panel up on foam and then add strips of paper underneath the sentiment (from the In the Pines) set. I then added pearls to the images along with a little more stamping using the accent type stamp from the Peace and Joy set.
The patterned paper is from the stash and I love how these coordinating packs work well together. I then chose to use Cherry Cobbler as the base for the card blank.
I also added some twine to these two to add a different texture.
Hopefully the recipient in the swap likes the two different styles I chose to make up the 8 cards.