Thursday, 16 November 2017

Peace This Christmas Wreath

Hello, Crafters.

I had a great time yesterday creating today's card!

It took a long time because I painted the stamp eight times, using four different colours. 

It was quite a challenge as there weren't any definitive lines where each part of the overall image starts or ends! 

In a way, I think this was a good thing because each of the poinsettias look different from each other, and there are slight differences with the leaves and berries too! 

I started my card with a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), and I drew a pencil circle around a 1 3/4" circle I'd punched out. 

You may notice in the close up photographs I forgot to remove the pencil lines before photographing them! DOH!

I've erased the marks now, but in the process I've knocked off some of the small yellow pearls - I'll get Tombow to secure them back in place!

Using Soft Suede Ink, I set my Stamp-a-ma-jig up, and once I'd cleaned my stamp I was ready to start.

I used Marker Pens to paint my stamp as follows: berries - Cherry Cobbler; poinsettias - Real Red; leaves - Wild Wasabi; fir twigs - Garden Green.

I used the pencil line as my guide and had to decide near the end whether to spread the last two out, or close them together slightly to get three in.

I'm glad I went for the latter - it was the right decision!

 - I went for the latter and it was the right decision.

I took the Peace . Joy . Love sentiment from the Musical Season Stamp Stamp, and painted it using the same four Marker Pens.

I adhered this to a Red Glimmer Paper Strip using Glue Dots and Tombow, and put it under my self-healing mat that I work on so Tombow could work its magic.

I started to put my card together by adhering a layer of Red Glimmer paper to a Whisper White CS card base. 

I adhered the stamped image onto the Red Glimmer paper with six Glue Dots and some Tombow. 

Then I slipped it under my self-healing mat that I work on so Tombow could work its magic. 

I took another top layer of Whisper White CS for the inside of my card and stamped two more images. 

I adhered it to a layer of Red Glimmer Paper and put it under my mat.  

I took my card out from under my mat and adhered the sentiment and the bow, which was die cut from the smaller bow die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.
I then retrieved the layers for inside from under my mat and adhered it inside my card.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this card, even though the wreath goes slightly wonky at the top left hand corner, it's not enough for me to worry about!

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That's it from me today - it's so nice to get back into my routine! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


  1. Really a beautiful card, Jan. Love everything about it! In fact, it just might be my favourite Christmas card of the season so far! You've done a super job of it, visible pencil lines aside. Lol Not to worry ... there's a quick solution for that! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It was so good to get back into my studio! The card took quite a bit of time but I was relaxed and it was a pleasure making it! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.