This is my first blog posting, and I decided to make it a double header by posting a card that fits the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week, plus showcases a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog, “Wondrous Wreath”.
This is my example of how you can use “Wondrous Wreath” beyond Christmas. Today’s post is a Valentine’s Day theme, based on the color challenge from Pals Paper Arts.
Let your tools do the work – I’m not a fan of fussy cutting, so anytime there is a Framelit or punch for a stamp, that’s an instant seller for me. I used the Wondrous Wreath Framelits to cut out the wreath and bow, two of the Window Frames Framelits to cut a background for the wreath, a die from the Project Life Cards & Labels set to showcase the sentiment, and punched the hearts with the Itty Bitty Accents heart punch and the Hearts Border punch.
Coloring fun – To get more color depth on certain pieces, I used the Strawberry Slush ink on Strawberry Slush paper. This gives it an almost red color that works great with the vibrant pink of the Strawberry Slush. I also sponged around the large hearts to give them a little more depth. By the way, the little heart stamp is from the “Another Thank You” stamp set, and the “happy valentine’s day” sentiment is from the “Good Greetings” hostess set. Watch my blog for details on when you can earn the host set for free.
Adding a pop – I tried my wreath on Whisper White, Basic Black and a Strawberry Slush card base. Nothing was quite right, and while embossing the white base did improve the look, the card still seemed to lack something. So I got out my Back to Black Designer Series Paper, and settled on the diamond pattern. It’s a strong look, and I think you will either love it or hate it, but I love it!
Thanks for stopping by, and please come back tomorrow to see how I used the set for a cheerful get well card.
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