I joined the Pinterest web site a few weeks ago and have spent many happy hours browsing the lovely cards and papercraft items on there. I realised pretty much straight away what a time sucker it could be and that I could easily spend far too much time on there. So I'm trying hard to be disciplined about the amount of time I look. I'm pinning some cards that I'd like to CASE and I'm hoping to be disciplined about that too - to actually make my version of the cards rather than forgetting all about them! I've made a few so far but it's early days - I'll have to see how it goes. I like that when I see something that catches my eye while browsing the web I can save it to Pinterest and I'll know where to look to find it again!
I saw this wreath Christmas card made with the SU! Medallion stamp and I liked that the sentiment was in the centre of the wreath. I have a couple of large, circular Christmas sentiments and I thought it would make a change to have a greeting be a big part of the main focal image. I started off with a square cream card blank and I added a Riding Hood Red mat layer. I stamped the Medallion in Old Olive ink and I stamped the greeting in gold pigment ink and heat embossed it with Jeweled Gold embossing powder. I love using this powder at Christmas, it is SO sparkly! I've sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla circle with Riding Hood Red ink and glued it to the centre of the Medallion. Some red pearls and a red bow finished off the card front.
As there is a large sentiment on the card front I haven't added another one inside the card. I simply stamped a few snowflakes and that has left lots of room for a personal message. I stamped more snowflakes on the envelope to finish off. Huge thanks to Jan who has passed her SU! Scandinavian Season stamp set onto me, I love that snowflake!
Stamps: SU! Medallion background stamp, Stampendous Warmest Greetings, SU! Scandinavian Season set
CS: PaperMania cream square card blank, SU! Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Riding Hood Red, Encore metallic gold pigment ink
Tools: Circle Nestabilities die, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Stamp 'n Stuff Jeweled Gold embossing powder, red grosgrain ribbon, red pearls