Welcome to the first Blog Hop from the Hopping Around the World team. We are a small group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who will be hopping on the last Saturday of each month. Make sure to check back each month for more inspiration and project ideas. If you've arrived here from Rebecca-Jo's post, then you're on the right track!
Our first theme is Christmas cards and I LOVE Christmas! I started making my Christmas cards back in August and I'm still going strong! I'm sharing a trio of cards featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue. I have used the same layout for each card but the wreaths are all different.
The first wreath is made from Whisper White cardstock cut using the wreath from the All Around Wreath Dies. I kept the cardstock in the die and inked through the die with Garden Green ink using a sponge dauber. I layered up two inked wreaths for dimension and texture.
The second wreath features two layers again but this time I've die cut Garden Green cardstock for the bottom layer and placed a vellum wreath on top. I used very small amounts of Liquid Multipurpose Glue to avoid the glue being seen. I wipe away excess glue with my finger. A few Real Red Rhinestones would add a touch of sparkle to this design.
The final wreath was made from Silver Glimmer Paper and the leaves were coloured with the bullet nib of the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend. The bullet nib of the Stampin' Blends are great for colouring onto textured surfaces. Please do not use the brush nib as this is too soft and will become damaged.
The card bases were all made from Whisper White cardstock and then I added a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle die cut underneath each wreath. I stamped in the co-ordinating green using a sentiment from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set. I used my Stamparatus for positioning which made it really easy to make multiples of the same design.
I hope you are enjoying our first ever Blog Hop from the Hopping Around the World stampers. To keep hopping, head to Jennifer's post.
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