Today I bring you two cards that are designed the same but, are completely different. One is a holiday card the other is a fabulous all occasion card. By simply changing the colors and the stamp set each card took on a life of their own.
I love the stamp set Circle of Spring. It is a new set in the Annual catalog. I also, am very happy that the Wondrous Wreath stamp set form Last years Holiday Catalog made a appearance in the Annual catalog as well. Both stamp set make me smile. Both stamps coordinate with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and Dies.
Wreaths are a symbol of strength, everlasting life, change in season, and memorialize life. They have many meanings that take on a life of their own weather using fresh flowers, evergreens, herbs, or dried wheat. The Circle of Spring set reminds me of a fresh flower wreath you would find in the spring time. It brings to mind images of new life. The Wondrous Wreath makes me think of evergreens and the strength it takes to survive the harsh winters of life.
Here are the Details:
- Choose the colors you wish to use. For the spring wreath I used Daffadil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, and Mint Macaron. For the Holiday Wreath I used Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz
- The Circle of Spring Wreath is stamped in Staz On ink and is colored using Blender Pins and ink.
- The Holiday Wreath is stamped in Pear Pazzaz and Cheery Cobbler
- The card base is cut at 4 1/4 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches making a square card.
- The layers are cut at 4 inches by 4 inches and 3 3/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches
- The white layer is Shimmery White with stripes made using Sponge Dabbers, ink, and a little water.
- Use the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and the Big Shot to Cut the wreaths out. The Stamp and the framelits have a marker on them to help with lining everything up! Watch this video by Stampin; Up! to see how easy it is!!!!
I love the Shimmery White paper for making stripes. I had a little learning curve when it came to making my “watercolor” stripes. For me, it was best to have a shallow dish of water that I dipped my sponge dabber into after I inked the dabber. Then the ink glided on smooth and easily. Other wise, I ended up with streaky spots or circle where i started and ended my line. I tried starting off the paper, different strengths of pressure when using a sponge. Like I said, the water in very small amounts worked best. After I figured out what worked best, It was a easy peasy to make beautiful stripes. I am looking forward to doing this more often (Now That I KNOW How) Every day is a adventure in the Stampin’ Up! world.
Here is today’s supply list:
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Remember to check out the Stampin’ Up! video about the Wonderful Wreath Framelits
Thank You for Stopping by Westside Paper Creations! I hope you have a very full and wonderful Wednesday. See you again soon.