Monday, 18 September 2017

floating wreath...

Happy Monday,

Today's card is made using the Snowflake frame and velum a simple Christmas Card that would hopefully stand out on any mantelpiece!

I started by embossing a piece of velum using the snowflake frame 6 x 6 embossing folder from my new range.  Embossing the velum with the soft folder ensures that the velum doesn't crack even if you use, as I have here, a thin craft velum rather than parchment.  This close up shows the pattern and how it is visible in all the detail.

Next I added this to a piece of red card using spray glue which ensures that glue marks don't show through on the front.  You could also stamp a sentiment in the centre at this stage I would suggest white embossing powder would look good.



Next I cut a wreath from red card using 2 circle dies.  I then added the foliage from the Find It media foliage die PM10103 Precious Marieke The Nature of Christmas Cutting Die - 

I arranged these around the circle to make, as shown, the Christmas wreath.  I used all three styles of foliage built up to make the wreath look full.

Finally I added a striped bow on the bottom to accent the colour.

Enjoy...

40 comments:

  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  2. Hi John
    Love this lovely card. Yes I think you are right it does need a sentiment.
    Jan

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  3. Morning John, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Good morning John, I so love this card. I think this is my favourite embossing folder and in vellum looks gorgeous.

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  5. Morning John, this was the first embossing folder on my list when I purchased them all, it really does shout out to me and what you have done with the vellum looks fantastic, with your permission I would like to do this in one of my Wednesday craft sessions, I am sure the ladies would love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  6. Instant classic!
    Perfectly proportioned and simple, yet brimming with intricate detail.
    The snowflakes look so good in white.
    Thanks for the tip about using spray glue with vellum.
    Love,
    Donita

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  7. Morning Hohn
    A very pretty card thank you .
    Catherine xx

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  8. Hello John, a really beautiful card, love the wreath around the circular aperture. Have a good day everyone. Bx

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  9. Love this card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  10. The embossing folder works well on vellum. Lovely card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  11. Love this card John very pretty
    Love june horrocks xxxx

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  12. Hi John
    A beautiful card, love the embossed vellum.
    B xx

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  13. Very, very nice. Would certainly stand out. SueL x

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  14. Beautiful Thanks for the tip that your folders are soft and don't "crack" things like vellum

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  15. Stunning card John greetings from Perth Australia xx

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  16. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love the use of vellum.
    Lydia
    x

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  17. Hi John love how the embossing has come out the vellum works so well love from Jackie xx

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  18. Morning John, This is such a pretty card, I love the embossing folder on the vellum, so very pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  19. Morning John
    A lovely card today using vellum makes a big difference
    Have a good day#
    Sharon
    xxx

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  20. Hi John
    A beautiful card, the vellum is so pretty.

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  21. Great way to use the vellum. It's very effective.

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  22. Morning John a lovely card and I like the way you have used the Vellum.
    Wendyx

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  23. Hello Johnm
    Ooh I love it.
    Maureen xx

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  24. Hi John,
    Very pretty card, and love your use of vellum.
    Hugs, Rose

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  25. Hi John. This card is just so pretty. There is something about vellum embossed with a snowflake folder that really oozes Christmas and the winter season. Love it.

    Lisbeth

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  26. Such a beautiful card John. I bought all six frames and now looking forward to making some cards. Hugs Rita xxx

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  27. Hi John this is a stunning card it is so soft and delicate. I wish I had enough money to buy all your new craft item they are all gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  28. Hello John,
    I really , really like this card! The detail of the snowflakes is amazing!
    Love the wreath too! I love the idea of a DIY wreath using two circle cutters - then any foliage to hand! I could do this with children even making it a hanging decoration! Obviously without the card!! Lol!
    Thank you!
    Love Myra xx

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  29. Beautiful card John and my favourite embossing folder. Haven't tried it in vellum yet but off now to look for the vellum I have. Take carexxx

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  30. Hi John,This is just beautiful,and the embossed vellum is simply stunning.Love everything about this one.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  31. Hi John

    Love today's card so elegant

    Regards

    Heather R Oxfordshire

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  32. Gorgeous card John, love the embossing folder

    June x

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  33. GORGEOUS card John love it. The embossed velum beautiful
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  34. John this is gorgeous and totally stunning card, i absolutely love it.

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  35. Hi John, the vellum looks amazing. So pretty.
    Love Valxxx

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  36. This is super gorgeous John. I love love the vellum. Very elegant and sofisticated looking card. Gr Veerle

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  37. This is super gorgeous John. I love love the vellum. Very elegant and sofisticated looking card. Gr Veerle

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