Welcome to my crafty blog. Well I seem to be doing quite a bit of die cutting at the moment – today’s card features a bit more! I dug out my Stampin’ Up! ‘forever fern’ set, after being inspired by a post from a bloggy friend that used it. Somehow I’ve managed to combine four challenges into this card as well! The layout and wreath theme is taken from Fusion challenge, and the colours are thanks to Colour INKspiration over on Facebook. Global Design Project‘s new theme is ‘plants & leaves’ plus the embossed background works for Can You Handle The Pressure (although I used a butterfly instead of their optional twist of birds!)
I started by embossing a piece of card with my favourite SU folder – the ‘bricks & mortar’ (it makes the best background I think!). I stamped and cut one of the leafy sprays from ‘forever fern’ using ‘shaded spruce’, attached it down the side of the embossed card and stuck both onto a 5×7 card blank.
I stamped and cut several more of the various leaves from the set, using ‘shaded spruce’, ‘soft succulent’ & ‘evening evergreen’. I also stamped a couple of the berry sprigs in’flirty flamingo’ (I don’t have the ‘blushing bride’ ink from Colour INKspiration’s palette) and die cut those.
I due cut a circle, stamped the sentiment from the ‘pansy patch’ set in the ‘flirty flamingo’ and then glued all the die cuts to the reverse to form a wreath, which I attached to the card front.
I felt it needed a little more at this point, so stamped one of the little ‘butterfly gala’ images, punched it out and glued it above the wreath.
I’m really happy with how this turned out – definitely worth taking the time with the die cutting.