12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 7

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Christmas is coming up so quickly!! Can you believe that it’s only 5 weeks to go!! And I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet!!

This week, I am celebrating the Wonderland stamp set. I love the trees, and the sentiments on this set. I’m a little unsure of what to do with the antlers though!!

For my first card, I used the matching Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP. This is such a lovely paper to use. It’s very smooth and shiny and feels very luxurious.

I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock as my base. As the name suggests, it’s a bit thicker than the standard Whisper White and it makes a nice base to your cards. I stamped the trees in Memento Black ink and then stamped my sentiment in versamark and embossed it in gold embossing powder. I added a gold doily for some extra bling.

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On my second card, I used the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. I love it!! I used glue dots to attach it to the Basic Black base then added sequins over the top to hide the glue dots. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink, then punched it out using my 2 1/2″ circle punch. Then I embossed the branches in gold embossing powder. I’ve been practicing my swirls with gold thread and I’m quite happy how this one turned out!!

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To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

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CTC51 – It’s a Winter Wonderland

This week at CASE-ing the Catty, we are caseing the Winter Wonderland section of the 2015 Holiday catalogue.

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There are so many lovely cards in this section, but I wanted to try out the Wonderland stamp set. I will never buy the Lovely as a Tree stamp set as it’s just not my thing. AND, if I do buy it, that will be the year it retires!!! So the tree in this set reminds of the stamps in Lovely as a Tree, so that’s the closest I’m getting to it!!

I was inspired to make 2 different cards with this set on pages 22 and 24.

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I really love the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP but I’ve struggled to use some of the patterns as they are quite bold. I liked this card using the gold stripe and stamping directly on the DSP. I tried three different black inks (Staz on, Memento and the new archival basic black) and found I got the nicest image from the archival basic black. Whilst I waited for it to fully dry, I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and used the banner triple punch on the ends. The original has stitching on it but I’m not that keen to get my sewing machine out for literally 2 cms of stitching so banner it is!!

Did you notice that the original card also has a small piece of doily on it? I didn’t until I looked closely. I thought I would try out the spider web doilies for something different but I’m not sure it worked. Oh well. I added a snowflake and some gold cording trim.

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For my second sample, I used Cucumber Crush for the trees and Soft Sky for the snow. After having some stamping issues (after 3 attempts, I wasn’t doing it all again!!), I decided to add a gold banner, created once again with my new favourite punch!! Another snowflake and a gold bow and it’s all done!!

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