Wednesday, November 12, 2014

All Occasion Card Class/Club - Wednesday, November 12 - Card #1

This is the first card we'll make at our All Occasion Card Class this week....

I love the "non-traditional" holiday colors used on this card -
Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss!!

We start this card with a Basic Gray card base, then added a layer of Smoky Slate stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp (in Smoky Slate ink).

Next, we stamped "Happy Wonderful Christmas" (from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set) in Blackberry Bliss ink on the Smoky Slate piece.

Hardwood Background Stamp  wood-mount  133032  $17.95
Hardwood Background Stamp  clear-mount  133035  $13.95

Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set  135047  $25.95

Then, the real fun begins......

We used our Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and coordinating (of course!) Wonderful Wreath Framelits for these steps....  These items are bundled together for a 15% savings on both items!

I've found that it's easiest to stamp the wreath first and then die-cut it with the framelits as follows:

-stamp the first set of leaves (with the most leaves) in Smoky Slate ink
-stamp the next set of leaves (with less leaves) in Lost Lagoon ink
-stamp the berries in Blackberry Bliss ink
-die-cut the center of the wreath first
-then, die-cut the outside of the wreath

If you make sure to line up the tabs at the top of the stamps and the framelits, it really is pretty simple to make this beautiful wreath!  I have to admit that I did stress quite a bit the first time I used this stamp set - then I realized that the leaves don't have to be perfectly lined up!  As long as you make sure to use the tabs and get the leaves pretty closely layered on top of each other, you'll be all set!

Finally, we die-cut the gorgeous "Noel" sentiment using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and then added a beautiful Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta bow to the wreath.

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set & Wonderful Wreath Framelits Bundle  137624  $43.25

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  135315  $4.95

Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon  135841  $5.95

Thanks so much to Julie Kettlewell for her inspiration on this card.

I hope you enjoyed this card!!

If you'd like to join us at the next All Occasion Card Class, we meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month anytime from 4-9pm and the following Friday from 1-3pm - the next classes are Wednesday, December 10 from 4-9 and Friday, December 12 from 1-3pm.. And...  there's still room in the Friday, November 14 class (1-3pm).

Hope to see you soon!!


Amy Frillici
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator
(989) 330-0259

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