My online friend Jo has started a neat challenge this year called Christmas Kickstart.... to get those Christmas cards started early! The latest challenge is Delectable Die Cuts
All of you who visit me regularly know I love die cutting and have a huge supply - often picked up as part of freebies in Magazines and many just bought because I like them!
I saw a challenge over at Splitcoaststampers to make a wreath, without using a wreath stencil or other such tool... so I thought I'd give it a go - I knew I was going to add a die cut piece to it so would be perfect for Jo's challenge too. After about 5 goes at trying to get a nice wreath, I finally decided it would be easiest to use a die cut circle to stamp around.... so here it is finally...
I die cut a white circle and added the flowers and leaves around the edge using a set of Peg stamps "Holiday Garden" around the edge Added some Nuvo drops to the flowers and around the branches. The sentiment came from a set that originally came with a magazine but which my newsagent was selling seperately. I had told myself not to buy Christmas magazines in February and March, but couldn't resist when just stamps were being sold for $5. It is a sweet little sentiment. The die cut bell also came from a set I picked up for $2.00. I cut it with some silver glitter and a bit of green card. Added some red Nuvo drops for the berries on the holly. Loved the patterned paper from Reflections "Northern Lights" pad. A few clear sequins and I called it done.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. I've managed to make a number of cards so am well advanced with my DT work... 7 blog posts scheduled, 3 cards in envelopes ready to post away tomorrow and lots of ideas tumbling around in my mind, but not a lot of time left in the weekend for me.
Thanks for stopping by.