In all the excitement of the new Holiday Catalogue, the poor old Annual Catalogue often gets forgotten and left behind. But I wanted to show you that there are many great stamp sets and framelits in the Annual Catalogue that are perfect for this time of year as well as for the holiday season. The stamp set I wanted to highlight today is Wondrous Wreath and the coordinating Wondrous Wreath Framelits. It was meant to be a Christmas stamp set and is terrific for making classy Christmas cards, but it can also be used for the other seasons, simply by changing the colour palette. For this card, I gave it a fall theme in line with The Paper Players' Challenge 263:
As this is a Clean-and-Simple Challenge, I didn't want to have a lot of different images. Simply an image, and sentiment and the background.
- The Wondrous Wreath photopolymer stamp set is designed for a 3 step stamping experience, and the great thing is that Stampin' Up! has added a directional tab to each of the 3 stamps so you can line up the images by aligning the tap of each one with the others. The coordinating Wondrous Wreath framelits also have a tab to make aligning them with the images easy.
- I chose an autumn palette for my wreath with Pumpkin Pie ink for the first image, Versamark Ink with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder for the second and Cherry Cobbler ink for the little berries and the bow. The touch of gold elegance on the card contrasts effectively with the rustic background.
- The background is the Hardwood stamp, stamped in Crumb Cake ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. This wreath needs a fairly non-busy background and the Hardwood filled the bill when Designer Series Paper and other background stamps just didn't work.
- The sentiment is from the For All Things stamp set and I inked up the two lines separately using Stampin' Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler, cleaning them thoroughly in between stamping them so as not to end up with ghost images of the other part on the sentiment from the residue on the Stampin' Scrub. The stamp has the two lines aligned left, but when I stamped each line separately, I could center each one. The label and it's backing pieces are die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
This was a fun card to make! I hope you'll give it a try. The list of supplies is below.
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