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A Simple Wreath

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. Jenny here reporting for duty with an idea for using the mini stamps which come as part of the newly released Christmas Script stamps.

Before delving into the card, let’s start by giving you a ‘heads up’ about the IndigoBlu demos taking place this Saturday 15th November; Nikki Killinger will be at Brookside Garden Centre, Poynton, Stockport; Melanie Torley will be at Craftique, Hessle; Sarah Allen will be at Cardwell Garden Centre, Inverclyde; Lisa Winnard will be at Southport Craft Centre, Southport; Lydia Tarry will be at Kraft Crazy, Amesbury; Kay Molyneux will be at Forget Me Not Kraft Kabin;  and I’ll be at JGD Crafts in Sutton in Ashfield, with the lovely Janet, running a fun card workshop.

And there’s more! Make sure you book your place on one of the fantastic snowglobe workshops at IndigoBlu’s Retford HQ on Saturday 22nd November. With lots more demos and workshops coming up, head over to the Events Tab on the IndigoBlu website to check out when one of the team will be near you.

Now for that Christmas card…

 

Wreath 1

 

So you’ve got hold of your Big Merry Christmas and/or Big Seasons Greetings A6 stamp set to use the sentiments for your cards and festive wrapping projects. As an added bonus you also get those little images – the stocking, star, holly leaf and tree – but what to do with them? Well how about creating a quick and easy wreath card.

 

Wreath 2

 

By placing a circle of card in the centre of my background it gave me a great guide to stamp around. The basic design was laid down by using the little holly leaf with Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, stamping out first and second generation images. Then I repeated this process using the star and Wild Honey Distress Ink. Finally the Christmas stockings were stamped on top using Festive Berries Distress Ink. With the wreath complete I attached a Merry Christmas Circle Dinkie to the centre of an inked up snowflake rosette to create some dimension to the design, before running a ribbon and bow across the bottom of the card. Simple, effective, and pretty quick to achieve too! Just what is needed when getting those cards made at this time of year.

 

Wreath 3

 

And there’s lots more festive card ideas where this came from. Don’t forget, I’m running a one day workshop on Saturday 29th November in Retford making some very special IndigoBlu Christmas cards and would love you to join in the fun.

Have you joined in the fun with the current IndigoBlu challenge this month – ‘Magical Masking‘ ? There’s just a few days left and lots of inspiration to get your mojo in full working order. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this one!

That’s all from me for now. Hope you have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to, take care of yourselves.

Jenny xxx

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5 Comments on A Simple Wreath

  1. love it, so colourful and gorgeous! xxx

    Christine Smith | November 15, 2014 at 10:37 am () ()
  2. Clever use of those little stamps. I love this card, bright with traditional colours! Thank you, Jan

    Jan Sharp | November 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm () ()
  3. Your wreath is beautiful in those lovely colours, this is such a great way to use those little stamps! I love the central snowflake and sentiment and the red ribbon is the perfect finishing touch! Love it. Anne xx

    Anne R | November 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm () ()
  4. Beautiful! Great use of the little stamps!

    marci piraro | November 16, 2014 at 3:47 am () ()
  5. What a sweet wreath with the cute stampings – and wonderful center!

    Julia Aston | November 17, 2014 at 2:43 am () ()