Welcome to week fourteen of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop!
Do you ever love the “B side” patterns more than the “A side” patterns in a Designer Series Paper pack? I especially love the “B side” patterns of the Storybook Gnomes DSP – it is full of beautiful snowflake and tree patterns in soft blues, aquas and greens.
My card tonight was inspired by the Pool Party snowflake pattern in the Storybook Gnomes DSP so I decided to pair it with the Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper to create a Christmas wreath card.
Pool Party and Evening Evergreen work so well together I decided not to add any more colours to this colour combination.
My favourite die in the Country Wreaths die is this elegant double bow die. I’ve layered it on top of a Pool Party Sheer ribbon bow for extra dimension and impact.
The Evening Evergreen “berries” on the wreath are created using the Dots & Spots Die to die cut out the Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper. This die is great for creating your own embellishments using specialty papers.
I also added a strip of this gorgeous Evening Evergreen Glimmer Specialty Paper underneath the sentiment which is stamped in Versamark ink, white heat embossed and die cut out with the Stylish Shapes dies.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Tina Gillespie – I can’t wait to see what Tina has created today!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Sharon’s blog.
Welcome to Bronwyn’s fifth Birthday Blog hop! You might have come to my blog from Nikki Spencer.
We’re a group of stamping friends who are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes! Tonight we are sharing fancy folds, a style of cardamking which Bronwyn specialises in!
My card tonight is a very simple fancy fold, but it was just perfect for the stamp set I am using – the “Vintage Tools” stamp set. I made this card for my father’s birthday last month.
My dad is an incredible woodworker and craftsman and when my parents downsized homes I was lucky enough to inherit some of his vintage tools – many of these tools originally belonged to my grandfather.
So you can see why I decided to make a pop-up tool bench.
I got the idea for the paper shavings on the front of the card from an overseas Stampin ‘Up Demonstrator called Robin Broome, whose husband is a professional woodworker.
These paper curls are so cool and I love how they make the front of the card 3D too!
The textured wood on the front of the card is created by wiping the top inside section of the Timber Embossing Folder with Early Espresso ink before using it to emboss Crumb Cake cardstock. Once the cardstock is embossed, run the embossing folder under water to clean.
The pegboard is created using the Dots & Spots Die, aged with some Soft Suede ink blended onto the Basic White card stock with a blending brush.
All of the tools, both inside and out, have been coloured using Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut with paper snips.
To reinforce the legs of the tool bench I added an extra strip of cardstock under the legs.
The tool bench drawer is die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die and the handles are Matte Black dots.
Here’s what it looks like from above when popped up!
I love creating very personalised cards for my family and friends.
Next up on Bronwyn’s Birthday Blog hop is my friend Andrea Sargent. I can’t wait to see what Andrea has created today! If you get lost or a link is broken, the birthday girl, Bronwyn, has a list of all the participants on her blog.