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Cottage Wreaths with scored backgrounds

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoWow, I’m back from Sydney where I attended the in-person OnStage event for demonstrators. It was awesome to catch up with everyone after a 3 year hiatus thanks to Covid, and we got to play with new product and receive a copy of the Jan-Jun Mini 2023. More about this event later, as tonight we focus on our 20th week of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team.

These cards are very simple in their design, using the Cottage Wreaths Bundle, but the background scoring is slightly different on each card. The Simply Scored is a fantastic addition to any craft room. Have you ever played with different scoring patterns?

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond background Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022

This first one is a cross hatch design. The card base and scored layer are Thick Basic White card with a layer of Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock.

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond background Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 close up

The inside of my card is quite simple with a single layer wreath with a gold foil strip across the centre and a small sentiment in the centre.

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond background Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 inside

The Soft Succulent and Gold Foil Wreath with some Red Festive Pearls for the berries. A Red Glimmer bow is added, because every wreath needs a bow, right?!

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond background Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin' Up Australia 2022 side

This wreath card uses the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July-December Mini catalogue. I have stamped the smaller images in a wreath using the Stamparatus and the stamp in the round (SITR) technique. Once the wreath was stamped, the Layering Circles dies cut it out.

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

How did I create the background? I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and on the back, I drew two lines, horizontally and vertically (centred). Place it in the Simply Scored and score the lines from one centre point to the next. Then I added another 3 scorelines at 1/8″ intervals on each side (towards the corners). When complete, turn it over and adhere to the Evening Evergreen card base.

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022.

The Layering Circles dies were used to cut the Very Vanilla circles and the scallop circles in Soft Succulent card to coordinate with the stamped fronds in the same colour ink. The holly and sentiment are Evening Evergreen ink and the berries are Poppy Parade ink. The big red bow is cut from Red Glitter paper and some of the Red & Green Festive Pearls were added. The berries also have some Wink of Stella on them for a little extra shine!

Cottage Wreaths with scored diamond Christmas card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for our second last Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2022!

Please continue to hop and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of my dear friend, Caroline Manwaring.

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Christmas Cottage Wreaths

2022 Heart of Christmas LogoEach Monday, join me for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop brought to you by the Art With Heart team. We will be showcasing our July-December Mini catalogue and Annual catalogue Christmas products.

Using the Country Wreath dies this card has a more regal feel. This beautiful Fitting Florets DSP is part of the Fitting Florets Collection which will be available to customers on 1 November 2022.  Although you can get it early if you join this month and add it to your starter kit!

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Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The Evening Evergreen card base has a layer of DSP (with the Stitched Greenery die) down the centre and two narrow strips of Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock on either side. The wreath is also cut in these same cardstocks with a red glimmer bow. Some Red Festive Pearls were added. The sentiment is stamped onto Soft Succulent card in Evening Evergreen ink and cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies. Some Red Ribbon was added underneath before being popped up on Dimensionals.

Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 close up

On the inside, a simple stamped sentiment and some strips of gold and Evening Evergreen card are placed at the bottom of the Basic White insert.

Country Wreath with Fitting Florets DSP by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 inside

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for more Christmas inspiration!

Please continue to hop and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Andrea Sargent.

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