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Autumnal Wreath ‘You Are Amazing’ – ft Honey Bee Stamps

Hello and happy Monday everyone!

This week I decided it was time to pack away the summer clothes and dig out the good old winter warmers- as it has really started to get chilly here in the UK. I love this time of year – Autumn is most definitely my favourite! I especially love going for a walk through the forest when the leaves are changing colour.

So it isn’t any wonder that I am feeling autumnal when getting crafty – and so I am sharing a card on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today which features an Autumnal Wreath mixed with a mustard yellow type writer, and with a woodgrain background!

This card was also inspired by a card created by a customer. I spied it on Instagram, and I loved the colour palate so much i couldn’t wait to use that mustard yellow colour on a card of my own!

The sweet type writer image is the Honey Bee Stamps Just My Type stamp, and I added a greeting to the paper section of the image using the word ‘amazing’ from the Sentiment Builder set, and ‘you are’ from Beautiful life! I just love the way it is so easy to mix and match these Honey Bee Stamps!

For the wreath, of course i used the spectacular Country Wreath set. I picked three of the leaf designs and first die cut the pieces with the coordinating dies. Then, using my Misti, i stamped the images on top of each die cut. Be sure to watch the video as I share an easy, fool-proof way to get great impressions every time – it makes cards like this much faster to make!

I knew that i wanted to use kraft cardstock as a base, but to add more interest I cut a panel of kraft cardstock slightly smaller than the card front and embossed it with a woodgrain effect, using an embossing folder. I used some brown distress ink to add a little colour to the raised sections, and then layered a piece of vellum on top to soften the look. I wanted to add interest, but not take distract from the beautiful wreath and type writer image on top!

Thanks for stopping by, and here is the video for you guys to watch!

see you next time

Lesley

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  • Arianna Barbara October 5, 2016, 10:08 am

    Oh wow! Absolutely adorable!!!

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