Monday, 24 October 2016

A Peace This Christmas stamped wreath from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Good morning crafty lovelies.

What have you been making? I've been busy with a super jam packed crafty weekend. Saturday was my monthly card class and we were joined by a lovely old school friend of mine (and her 15 week old little girl) and her Mum. Lots of cards, cakes and cuddles! Then yesterday I went to a local papercraft show with some fab crafty friends. I only went to buy adhesives and came back with a groaning bank account! Isn't that always the way?

So today I have a card I created for my September crafty parties. I like to show effective basic stamping techniques to interest new crafters and experienced crafters alike. For this card we used a plain Whisper White cardbase and added a light pencil circle drawn around a roll of washi tape (or anything roughly the size of the wreath you want to create).

Starting with the darkest shade of green we stamped the leafy image from Peace This Christmas around the circle covering the pencil line. We then layered up the wreath using two further shades of green to give added depth and dimension to the wreath.

Once we'd created the basic wreath shape the banner was stamped in Real Red and adhered to the bunch of berries which were colored with Stampin' Write markers and hand cut. The banner was adhered with Dimensionals. For the final embellishment sequins and jewels were added to the wreath for decoration.

I love showing the simplicity of layering and stamping. This card could easily be sparkled up with glitter ribbon or added wreath decoration. Or it could be created by stamping only on one layer for quick and easy posting. Every lady who stamped during my September parties created their own unique wreath with different decorations. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! and their products. I would be happy to help.  All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too!

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