Friday, November 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath Blessings

Hey Stamping Friends!!!

Today I have the fourth and final card that combines the Wondrous Wreath stamp set that is featured on page 72 of the regular "Share the Fun" catalog and the Hostess stamp set Six Sayings that is on page 51 of the "Handmade for the Holidays" mini holiday catalog.

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Six Sayings, Hardwood BG, Kinda Eclectic (the sunburst behind the cross)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede
Paper: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Retired Wasabi DSP
Accessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Pearl Jewels

Isn't it cool how you can take two "Christmas" stamps and make an Easter card?! The "Blessings" sentiment actually comes from a bigger stamp that says, "Happy Holidays and may Blessings fall like snowflakes". I stamped the entire sentiment in Wisteria Wonder and then cut out just the "Blessings".

To create the cross I stamped the Hardwood BG stamp onto Soft Suede cardstock using Soft suede ink. Then I cut out two pieces of the wood. I distressed the edges and then sponged it all to give it an older look. 

I love how this card eventually turned out, but there are still things about it that bug me. Like the cross. At first I had the crossbar in the front. That didn't look right so I pulled the whole thing apart and put it in the back. Now I think I should have left it. And I cut the end tags on the sentiment way to close to the letters. That S has no breathing room!! And I wanted the "sunburst" to show up a little more. I should have stamped it lower like the sun was rising behind the hills. Then it would have had a bigger impact.

Overall it was a very fun card to make. Do you ever get finished with a card and look at it with a too critical eye? I know whomever I send this card too will not notice any of the things I just mentioned. That's what keeps stamping fun for me. There is no such thing as a perfect card. They are all wonderful little masterpieces. All with there own little unique quirks. Just like me. :)

This was such a fun challenge to pair these two stamp sets together. I challenge you to do the same. Look at your stamp stash. Pick two sets (it helps if one of them is a sentiment set). And come up with a few unique cards using both sets together.

If you need a little help jump starting your creativity, you should join one of my online classes!!

Here are all the details:

Purchase the Snow Friends Bundle #140844 on page 33 of the Handmade for the Holidays catalog (Do NOT buy them separately. You save 15% when you purchase the bundle.) from my Stampin' Up! website using Hostess Code: WESZYAJU by Friday, November 13th and I will mail you a FREE card kit which will include all the supplies to create four fun cards featuring the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends Framelits. 

It so easy!!

1. Go to my website: Krystal's Cards
2. Order the Snow Friends Bundle #140844
3. Use Hostess Code: WESZYAJU
4. Stampin' Up! delivers your order to your house
5. I mail you an adorable card kit
6. You create cute cards!!!

How fun is that?! You get to have your own stamp class without leaving your home. You can even stamp in your pajamas if you want!!

Already have the Snow Friends Bundle but are interested in receiving the Snow Friends card kit? Then just place any $45 order on my website using Hostess Code: WESZYAJU and I will mail you the card kit. Just make sure and let me know.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Tomorrow I will have a triple challenge card. I haven't done that in a billion years!!

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