In keeping with the theme of Gratitude this month, a few of us from the Fun n’ Crafty Stampin’ Up! demonstrator team put together a mini-blog hop based around the theme of Gratitude. This was my card I wanted to share with you today!
I LOVE this Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framlits, especially because you can easily cut out your wreath both outside AND IN and have all the little leaf shapes.
For this card, I used more “Fall” colors instead of the reds and greens like I did on my Christmas Wreath card. I used the following colors:
- Hello Honey ink for the full wreath stamp with all the leaves
- Soft Suede ink for the partial wreath stamp with about 1/4 of the leaves
- Blackberry Bliss ink for the berries and the bow
And speaking of the bow, how awesome is it that you don’t have to hand cut that either! I stamped my bow and cut it out with the matching die but I’ve seen super pretty cards using glimmer paper for the bow or just plain cardstock as well. Gotta love having options.
Then you can kind of see the card base is stamped as well. I used the Hardwood background stamp ….
(TIP – I love my clearmount stamps, but when it comes to background sized stamps, I ALWAYS recommend to my customers to get them in wood. Sure, you save a little space when you get it in clear, but then you have to get the $17 clear block to use with it, and in the case of a stamp like this, it is pain in the rear to get the sticker on right onto the back of the stamp! I just think it is way easier and often more economical to get the background stamps in woodmount. Though I’ll still love you if you decide you want it in clear. )…
but anyway, I used the Hardwood background stamp in the same color as the paper, which in this case was crumb cake.
I also made this card the same except for using Sahara Sand as my background instead of Crumb Cake. Both are pretty… not sure which I like better, actually. Swing by my Facebook page and cast your vote which paper you like better!
And now, check out a few more ideas for sharing gratitude this month!:
- Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper <—YOU ARE HERE
- Sara G of 1200 Some Miles
- Pam W of Stinky Tofu
We don’t have a long list this this month so it’s easy to check everything out and enjoy the inspiration! And please leave Sara and Pam some love on their blogs… I know it would mean a lot to them.
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