Monday 29 April 2019

The Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Spring/Floral April 2019

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I am excited that it is time for another Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.

Our theme for this month is Spring/Floral. I love anything floral and it was so difficult to decide which stamp set to use for this hop.

I have had this card in my mind for quite a while and felt this months theme was perfect. I had wanted to make a wreath out of the Braided Linen Trim since I first laid eyes on it. Firstly, I decided to successfully create a stable circle I would have to glue it to a pre-cut circle.

I started by using 2 Layering Circle Framelits™ Dies to cut a wreath out of the Crumb Cake card stock.  These dies were the 3rd and 4th largest dies laid out on the Crumb Cake at the same time and put through the Bigshot™ together to create a circle - see image below. I then glued the Braided Linen on the top of the circle. I chose Crumb Cake as it was a similar colour to the Linen Trim. I then put this to the side and let it dry whilst I continued to create.

There is a piece of the  Pineapple Punch Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper that is 10cm x 14.4cm glued to a card base of Whisper White that measures 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half. I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Bigshot™ with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder then cut this down to measure 9.5cm x 13.9cm. I glued these two layers to the Whisper White card base with Tombow™ Mono Adhesive glue.

I then stamped the two flowers and leaf images from the Amazing Life stamps in Memento™ Tuxedo Black on Whisper White card stock. I coloured these images in with Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Old Olive Blends. These flowers are very sweet.

I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento™Tuxedo Black on a 1cm strip of Whisper White card stock. I cut it out and bannered the end with my scissors. 

I also cut a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper in a 1.5cm strip and bannered the end.
The Braided Linen wreath was then glued to the Pinewood Plank base. The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper Banner and the Sentiment Banner were then placed in position using Dimensionals. Followed by the two flowers also placed with Dimensionals.

I then tied the Linen Thread in a little bow and glued it into position at the top of the wreath with glue and let dry.

I hope you enjoyed reading how this card came together. I really enjoyed creating it and I am happy that my wreath idea worked.

Please click on the nest Blog button to go to Wendy Lee's  CreativeLee Yours! Blog. You will be amazed by her gorgeous creation for this Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.Also make sure you hop around all the blogs, you will be inspired by all the wonderful demonstrators!

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog! You are appreciated!

Have a great week!


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  1. This card is adorable Leonie, so pretty x

  2. Gorgeous card Leoni! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Love the braided wreath, I never thought of doing "braids" or "Plaits" Thank you for sharing

  4. Miss Leonie, your card is so sweet and pretty! Well done!!

  5. Very clever. Love the braided wreath

  6. Simply stunning! Love your clean design and your wreath is amazing! :)

  7. Wow. Just wow. Looks so clean and simple. But not being that simple. Just beautiful.

  8. Love how simple and pretty your card is Leonie!

  9. Absolutely beautiful. Such a clever idea creating the wreath.