Yes! Another Christmas card in July!
I just got a new die (the olive leaves) from Sweetstamps and had to try it out. I got inspired by a card on their blog made by one of their DT members...Thank you, Irena! It has a similar wreath on it that I really, really liked so....I said, "I'll do that!" And here it is:
I may add a tiny sentiment tag that says "Merry Christmas" coming out from under the jingle bells...haven't decided yet. I kinda think it is busy enought already.
I don't usually take pictures of my cards "in-process" but I really liked how the card looked at this stage. I used the paper I had die-cut the olive leaves from as a stencil and made a base layer of leaves in 2 green inks. I could have stopped there I guess, but the plan was to use my new die, so I continued.
After making a circle of leaves, all attached with spray adhesive, I added a couple small jingle bells and tiny red bow for an accent. I'm liking that textured cs too!
dies- Sweetstamps "Olive Branches" & "Elegant Leaves"
& Spellbinders "Card Creator, Fancy Ribbon Threader"
inks- Memento "Bamboo Green" & Stampabilities "Lime Green"
Adhesives- Aleene's "Tacky Spray" & Zots
embellishments- ribbons, bells...from my gigantic stash!
all card stock is also from my stash and scrap box
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - #127 "Christmas Greenery"
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com - #57 "Christams in July"
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com - "Die Cut Shapes"
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com - #111 "I don't need more" (embellies!)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca - #67 "Photo inspiration: Christmas"
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com - #95 "Christmas in July"
http://adieforasketch.blogspot.com - #14 Sketch (turned upside down)
Thanks for stopping by today! Any and all comment are SO appreciated!