This week the CTC Crew looking at the 'Artistic Expression' section of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. There is lots in this section to get the creative juices flowing.
This is the Stampin' Up! sample from the top of page 139 using the lovely 'Blooms & Wishes' stamp set.
The wreath took my eye, so I decided to make my first Christmas card for the year using the wreath from the 'Wondrous Wreath' stamp set. I've kept the layout the same and substituted Real Red for my base card and Emerald Envy for the trim as well as the wreath. Emerald Envy adds a contemporary feel to the traditional Christmas colours and it will be one of my go-to colour combos this year.
To achieve the two shades, I stamped the main wreath in Emerald Envy that was stamped off once first. The highlighted leaves were stamped in full strength Emerald Envy and the berries in Real Red. After die cutting, the wreath has been popped up and finished off with a bow in the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Satin ribbon that was new to the Annual Catalogue this year. I've gone bold with the greeting, die cutting the Noel from the 'Wonderful Wreath' framelits in sparkly gold glimmer. The card looks so vibrant in real life.
For the inside, I used some of the yummy new washi tape at the bottom that is from the 'Presents & Pinecones' suite in the forthcoming Holiday Catalogue. The red is Cherry Cobbler with Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron, but it still blends with the Real Red. I've stamped the holly in the corner in Emerald Envy and punched out some 1/8" circles for the berries. I think this would be quite a good design to produce multiples of.
|Card stock & Papers||Real Red, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer|
|Ink||Emerald Envy, Real Red|
|Accessories||Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Presents & Pinecones Washi set|
|Tools||Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Big Shot, Precision Plate, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Xyron (not SU), 1/8" Handheld punch|
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