Welcome to another week of Heart of Christmas. Each week, the talented ladies from the Art with Heart team will bring you inspiration for your holiday craft projects. My gosh, can you believe it is already week 1o!
This week I have another card with the Wishes All Around Bundle, this time a simple fancy fold using the tree wreath.
I think this fancy fold is called a Double Gate Fold and it is perfect for using your 6" x 12" sheets of patterned paper. It works best with an all over design and a strong contrast on the reverse. I have used the holly design from the Shining Christmas Specialty Paper that is in the Online Exclusives section of the Online Store. It is quite hard to photograph with all the shininess, but it is very pretty in real life. I have used the 6" x 12" sheet as is, but you can cut it down to the normal metric size if you like. The finished card fits into a metric Medium Envelope and stands for display.
For the centre embellishment that keeps the card closed, I have stamped the tree wreath in Mossy Meadow ink and adhered it to a Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cropped it with the coordinating die. The greeting was stamped and cropped with a circle from the Deckled Circles Dies - there is one almost the exact size and the tree wreath was adhered over it. It adds a lovely dimension to the embellishment, which I adhered to a Gold Glimmer circle also cropped with the next size Deckled Circle Die. I could have used the wreath by itself, but I do love the sparkle of the glimmer paper when it catches the light.
This photo gives you a better view of the entire card and how it unfolds. I have used a Mossy Meadow mat with a strip of the holly paper at the bottom, with a space to create the border and then the writing panel. You can see how only half of the embellishment is adhered to the front fold.
|Stamps||Wishes All Around|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Shining Christmas Specialty DSP, Adhesive-Backed Gold Glimmer|
|Ink||Real Red, Mossy Meadow|
|Tools||Wishes All Around Dies, Deckled Circles Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Foam Adhesive Sheets|
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