Decided to make an autumnal feel card today… using the beautiful Arrange a Wreath stamps and accompanying wreath builder dies.
The main wreath image is quite bold and adding the little die cut leaves and berries in different shades of green softens it a little I think. This would work well with some orange and red leaves to make it even more autumnal.
I added the kraft card blank and the kraft die cut bow and the kraft border to the sentiment and this made it more autumnal. The mat of the glitter card just added a hint of shimmer!
So it turns out that Wreath Builder dies were what I needed to make me use dies as a basis for card making… and here my example is a card I made for my friend Michelle’s special birthday!
I made her a gatefold card using the dies and the bright lime and cerise cardstock in my stash!
I added Gorgeous Grunge splatter and a stamped sentiment from For my Family, a ribbon bow and a label die from Petals and More… but really it’s the dies that do all the work in this card.
Super happy with how this bright and cheery card turned out. Inside the gatefold I put a panel with some more die cuts…
I delivered this card a few weeks ago now so this is a belated happy birthday wish to Michelle… but as it was a special birthday and we’ve agreed to forget this year and celebrate properly next year I am sure she will get another special card then too!
This week at CHNC Hazel gave us the optional challenge of using the word Joy in our projects so of course I went straight to my Peace and Joy stamp and die set. I decided on using the die cut word rather than stamping and die cutting and then wanted to add the wreath too from the Wreath Builder set.
I used some old patterned paper from the stash and then used a few of the All the Trimmings embellishments to decorate the wreath.
I also changed up the sentiment a little to heat emboss in white rather than stamp in colour or black.
I layered up the thin green die cut three times for dimension and the largest bottom layer I added pool party ink to the textured white cardstock to blend with the colour scheme of the paper.
Love how this came out… and know exactly who this going to already! In fact I started writing my Christmas cards last weekend so I know if I have enough or if I need to do a final push on making for the next couple of months. The good news is that I should be fine and should have enough with any I make between now and then as extras… and I’m pretty much done with the sets I need to gift too!
That’s the good news about making them all year round! No mad rush at the end!
Today’s Stampin Up Sunday blog is this card I made using the Wreath Builder dies. I did not use the accompanying stamps (Arrange a Wreath) I just used the dies (and a sentiment from Forever Fern set) and the dies alone made a fabulous pretty card.
I decided to make a pretty wreath using the die and sponging/daubing the white card before die cutting to create a lovely arty finish. I also splattered the ink too.
I did the same for the flowers this time using Calypso Coral as the colour.
I added the sentiment to a similar piece of card and then after adding everything to the background I did the Calypso Coral splatter on that too!
A little twist of linen thread below the sentiment helped tie in the kraft card blank.
Hope that you like this week’s Stampin Up Sunday contribution and this use of the dies that I think are pretty and versatile with no need to have the accompanying stamp set.
If you fancy owning these dies too, just let me know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
So another batch of Christmas cards made using the long since retired Winter Frost dsp and this time mainly using the Arrange a Wreath stamps and Wreath Builder dies to decorate… although the Peace and Joy set did get used for sentiments and some odd bits and pieces left from the set of cards I shared yesterday.
I also used the doilies I had bought at a reduced cost… and the Coastal Cabana ones worked fab with the paper.
So I started by just chopping up the paper… no plan was followed at all… and once again I ended up with enough for 13 cards! Again these will be given to the parents for their stash.
I mounted all the pieces onto Smoky Slate cardstock and then moved on to how to decorate them. Once again, I made the most of the double sided dsp, although most I kept to the snowflake design rather than the retro grey. I thought the retro grey was less Christmas themed.
Then I set to stamping and die cutting and fussy cutting elements to decorate. I mainly used the stamps from Arrange a Wreath and dies from the coordinating Wreath Builder set.
I kept to cool colours this time. I used Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate. A few of the sentiments I had stamped and not used from the previous OSW I shared also got used so there were some sentiments using the Island Indigo ink.
I didn’t think the pink was needed for these cards as they were more pretty than funky and so better keeping to the cool colours and white and grey than adding in further contrast.
I laid out each card and added a panel of either the smoky slate, or white, or vellum or some foiled cardstock from the stash as a background for each. I then chose which I wanted to add embossing to before I started thinking about adhering anything! I managed to use some off cuts of the foiled card to die cut some little sprigs from the die set too.
Then it was time to start sticking and finishing! What I will say is all those little leaves and sprigs take a bit of fiddling and be prepared to get a bit messy with glue if you are anything like me!
And here are the cards as close ups for each of them. Realised I didnt do close ups of the ones I shared yesterday. Might go back and get photos done and share as a separate blog.
I am super happy with how these came out. Just so pretty! Love how the paper works well with the die cuts and doilies and love the little turquoise leaves etc.
Finished off the cards with pearl gems and wink of Stella on either the flowers or bows or some leaves.
I then chose a different stamp from the set to decorate the envelopes.
This time I did add the pink … thought it needed the contrast and although think it still works nicely with the card.
As you can see in the background for this pic I still have some of this DSP left… May get tempted to do another OSW with what’s left … not sure if I want to choose different stamps and dies to go with it… very tempted with the snowflake wishes set… but not yet bought that so these remaining papers may have to wait.