Handmade with Love

07 July 2020

Christmas in July

 I've decided to start joining in on more card challenges and what better one than Christmas in July! I'm joining in 2 challenges for this one....AAA Cards and ABC Christmas Challenge. Over at https://aaacards.blogspot.com/ the challenge for this week is made in a minute with the optional twist of Christmas in July and over at http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ it's all about no fuss or over the top Christmas cards.

So I got out one of my favourite stamp sets from Wplus9 called Woodland Wreaths. I just adore the simplicity of this wreath and the rustic feel of it! This is a multi layer stamp set, so you may choose to use as many or as little layers as you want, depending on how full of a look you want. I decided to use Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades from Altenew for the greenery and then Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up for the branches within. I have normally in the past done the berries in the traditional red, as they'd usually be in nature, however for this I wanted a softer and dare I say more feminine look for this, so I used my VersaMark ink to stamp the berries and then white heat embossed them. It definitely lends a softer look to it! I thought that a soft blue bow would complement the white berries perefctly, so I used Sea Glass and Ocean Waves from Altenew for the bow and added a touch of glitter to it using my Nuvo shimmer pen. It's hard to see in the photo, but it has just the prettiest shimmer to it!

All that was needed now was the sentiment and I loved the whimsical feel of this one from the set Joy to the World from Clearly Besotted. I stamped that in the same Chocolate Chip ink to keep the flow of it. I then cut out that layer using my stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and adhered it to my card base and voila...a simple yet pretty Christmas card! Although the wreath does have 4 different layers to it and there is heat embossing involved, all in all this card took me maybe 15 mins from start to finish.

I hope you like my card for this week...I'm quite happy with how it turned out! Why not head on over to http://aaacards.blogspot.com and http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ to check out the other fabulous entries! As always I'd love to hear what you think down below in the comments and thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have the most wonderful day!

Products Used:

  • Wplus9 Woodland Wreaths stamp and die set
  • Clearly Besotted Joy to the World stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Altenew Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sea Glass and Ocean Waves mini ink pads
  • Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ink
  • Stampendous Detail White embossing powder
  • Stampin' Up! heat gun
  • VersaMark Watermark ink
  • Nuvo Shimmer pen
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock
  • Misc. white card base

7 comments on "Christmas in July"
  1. Oh, what an elegant card - I love the delicate wreath and the soft colours you chose - fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful wreath and a fabulous choice of colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  3. Thank you! I definitely plan on playing some more!

  4. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Michi!! Thanks for sharing it with us at AAA Cards.

  5. Thank you very much Melissa :)

  6. Such an elegant Christmas card, Michelle. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dorte x

  7. Thank you so much! I will for sure play again!


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