Monday, 18 May 2020

Merry Christmas

A little reminder to join in over at
Christmas Kickstart challenge #31
theme - Wreathed in Christmas Smiles
Jo and I have been smiling lots at the lovely cards playing along this month, so even if you don't have a stamp or die you can create you own... just like it did with this card

I have a few photos of the process of creating a wreath from small stamps... I used those pine sprigs and sentiment from one set and the starry circle from the other.  Used a die to light draw a circle on my white card panel.

Stamped the sprigs using dark green ink  around the circle and filled in some spaces with lighter green ink

Next I used a brush to lightly watercolour the sprigs

I inked and stamped the circle of stars in red... they were a bit dull so I lightly spritzed with water.

Lastly I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on red card, decided on the red card and green layer and to add some dimension - using Nuvo clear crystal drops to all the red spots, then assembled the card using some foam tape under the sentiment strip.

Close up..

BUT Wait there's more.... I was really on a roll with my wreath ideas and so I have another to share made with die cuts which I'm also sharing with CAS Christmas May challenge - Winter Berries.

I die cut the holly and berries four times and used Twinkling H2Os to watercolour them... so they are really shiny.  Die cut a double stitched square frame and embossed white card background with hearts.  Then assembled all the elements on a square white card and finished with a stamped sentiment strip.

Jo and I would love to see some more Christmas wreaths, hope you can join in over at Christmas Kickstart.
Thanks for stopping by my blog ...   have a Happy Day and stay safe

Card 1 Recipe 
Stamps: Cardmaking  & Papercraft - All Seasons Wreath and Clear Impressions - Classic Christmas
Inks: Distress Oxides - Peeled paint, Bundled sage, Mowed lawn, Candied apple, Versamark
Other:  white embossing powder, Nuvo clear crystal drops
Card 2 Recipe
Stamps:  sentiment Unknown
Dies:  Love Cardmaking magazine - Festive Wishes,  Poppy Craft - double stitched nesting squares
Inks: Versafine - black
Other:  Twinkling H2Os, Cuttlebug - hearts embossing folder


  1. A great post and such lovely cards, Robyn! Thankfully I don't have to pick a favourite as I love them both. I'm now adding Nuvo clear crystal to my wish list - how have I managed so long without it? Big hugs, Jo x

  2. Two more gorgeous wreaths, Robyn! I love how you've stamped the pine boughs to form a wreath with all those pretty red stars! And the second wreath is so pretty with all the white space letting those red berries shine! Wow!

  3. Beautiful wreaths, and thanks for the "go to" instructions!

  4. Two beautiful wreath cards Robyn, love the watercolour sprigs of greenery and the red berries with your first card, the die cut second card has such beautiful shades of green on the leaves and sparkle of the twinkling H20 is gorgeous :) thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  5. I can't get enough wreaths & these 2 are just wonderful!

  6. Oh what pretty cards Robyn - loving them both, especially the stamped one.
    Stay safe

  7. Two gorgeous cards, Robyn! I'm so mojo-less right now...maybe I need a little Christmas? xx

  8. Two beautiful wreath cards Robyn. So creative to use stamps from a variety of sets to create your beautiful wreath with stars and berries that are shiny and bright. Great design! Your second wreath is equally as beautiful with the lovely watercoloured holly and berries, along with the framing and dry embossed heart background. So much wonderful dimension! xx

  9. Two beautiful wreaths, Robyn. Love that you added some stars as your berries. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  10. It's great to see a stamped wreath and a die cut wreath on the same post - interesting comparison! I love both of them but am leaning towards the die cut one as my favourite. Great shade of green on the two cards. And great framing on the die cut one. Thanks so much for making cards for the CAS Christmas challenge.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn