Well sometimes the best laid plans go astray!! So now, I’m back on track again.
This week I am focusing on the Peaceful Wreath stamp set. I was so excited to see this set in the catalogue so I could utilize one of my favourite dies, Wondrous Wreath.
But for today, I decided to use one of the other stamps in the set. Yes, there is more than just a cute wreath!!
At this time of year, it’s helpful to have little gift bags or boxes on hand in case of emergency gifts. The square pillow box die is great for this! It’s retiring at the end of the Holiday Catalogue, so make sure you grab it now!!
I cut out 2 pillows and then ran them through the big shot with the Woodlands Embossing folder. A quick couple of folds and a strip of fast fuse and the box is done!
I then stamped the branch with Mossy Meadow ink and hand cut it out. I then coloured the holly leaves with my blender pens and added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the holly berries. And then left it to dry so there were no accidents.
To create the sentiment, I carefully placed the stamps individually on the block (about 3 times before I got a nice placement) then stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Lots of Labels framelits. A piece of burlap around the pillow box and some gold cord behind the sentiment to add some texture.
So who would like to receive this?
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At CASEing the Catty this week, we are caseing the Home for Christmas section of the catalogue from pages 8-21.
There are so many lovely stamp sets in the section, it was hard to choose which ones to use. I decided to use 2 sets which I haven’t inked up yet.
For my first card, I was inspired by the wreath on page 21. I love the new square pillow box thinlits but I wanted to do it as a card.
I just love the Wonderful Wreath framelits and I’m so glad that another co-ordinating stamp set is in this catalogue. Peaceful Wreath is a lovely set. It’s also the first time I’ve used the Woodland embossing folder. Isn’t it just devine! I think it looks amazing.
I coloured my wreath using a combination of markers and blender pens. I then added a few dots of the Cherry Cobbler dazzling details for a bit of sparkle. Once I was ready to assemble, I went with the gold glitter ribbon instead of the burlap. You can never have too much glitter.
Here’s a close up of the middle. I also did a spot of gold embossing on the bow.
For my second card, I was inspired by the card on page 20 using the Dove of Peace stamp set.
I wanted to try doing some splats on the background rather than embossing like the original. I think I’ve ended up with splodges but I’m happy with the result!! I used my aqua painter and Delightful Dijon as it was close to gold.
I seem to be doing a lot of fussy cutting lately even though it’s not my favourite thing to do. Some stamps just ask to be cut out and this is one of them!! Doesn’t the Dove just look lovely?
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