Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet Card

I love the Come to Gather Suite of products as soon as I saw them its definitely my favourite Autumn themed suite for many years, mainly because the papers include Pretty Peacock. I think this is a bold choice for an autumnal themed collection but it really works with the Cajun Crze, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron.

I knew as soon as I got these product home I’d create a card which featured Pretty Peacock Foil die cut leaves and these turned out even more gorgeous than I expected. To create some more interest I cut some more leaves in Pretty Peacock cardstock. A little tip I’ve picked up from other demonstrators if you spray the card before you die cut the leaves you will get a two-tone effect, no idea why this work but Ilove them.

Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet close up

For some additional texture to my leafy arrangement I added some of the foiliage from the Frosted Frames dies in Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. These are all secrured using glue dots as I didn’t want to move my leaves after I’d got the arrangement how I like.

Pretty Peacock Leaf Bouquet flat

The “Wishing You Well” greeting makes this card suitable for many occasions or to simply just send to someone to say “Hi” which is exactly what I’m going to do as this week is World Card Sending week. Why don’t you join in and send some random cards yourself.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Yuletide Cheer with Holly Christmas Card

This Christmas card is fairly simple to put togther as long as you don’t mind at little fussy cutting for the holly leaves.

The background paper comes from the Come to Gather DSP, I love the linen effect of this paper and think it could work  for a variety of projects.

Yuletide Holly Close Up

Here’s a close up of the holly leaves coloured with Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut out. I love a bit of fussy cutting, especially at this time of year when I’m spending cosy nights in front of the fire. If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting then you could use the holly berry stamp and dies from the Free Skate Bundle.

Yuletide Holly Card flat

The greeting and frame come from the Frosted Foliage Bundle which contains some lovely sentiments.Basic Measurements:

A simple card which is easy to replicate if you want to make a sttart on those Christmas cards.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: Half A4 sheet, cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

Real Red Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm

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