Thank you so much for your lovely comments over the past few days, I read them all and very much appreciate them I promise you.
A quick post today as I have had such a busy week: my cousin and her family came to visit on Wednesday, my usual craft day - we had a lovely lovely time though, the children aged 10 and 12 are just the best, confident, interesting and not at all minding chatting with the adults, lovely kids - so many photos were taken of our hens! Talking of hens, the new girls are doing well and even if I don't get to post any cards over the weekend, I'll post a hen house update! Having been so busy with non crafty things this week, I still have lots to do to prepare for our next workshop on Thursday, so that will take up most of today I think!
Today's card is just the simplest! I made it in about 10 minutes before work, a few weeks ago but it wasn't until I saw Ally Reeve demo-ing much the same technique yesterday on C&C, that I remembered that I hadn't posted it yet...
The card is small, just 5x5 and for the stamp I used Card-io Majestix 'Clematis Garden' - a set of teeny tiny summery stamps! When I bought them, I also got three tubular (peg) acrylic blocks, which really does speed up the use of this type of stamp.
In the centre of the card, lightly in pencil I drew around the inside of one of my circular Spellbinders dies (in lieu of a circular template). This provides the base for the wreath. Then using the little stamps and Fired Brick, Bundled Sage and Tattered Rose distress inks I stamped randomly around the edge of the circle. It doesn't matter that the stamps aren't intended for Christmas, the fern leaf looks enough like a pine sprig and the tiniest flowers in deep red can appear as berries..use other colours and the effect would be totally different.
I die cut Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles, stamped the greeting with an LOTV stamp and then stamped randomly in the same way as the wreath. I dried off the distress inks in between with a heat tool.
To finish off I added a bow and inked the edges of the card with Fired Brick...goodness me I think this took longer to write up than to make!
Tomorrow I should hopefully be able to upload my DT card for Emergency Crafters and let you know what prizes are available this time. Next month I will also be starting to post my DT makes for Fantastic Ribbons, yay!!!
Meanwhile have a lovely crafty days friends!