Thursday, September 06, 2018

Not My Standard Card - Let's Get Hopping, Round #13

It has been a while since I hopped with the Let's Get Hopping group of very talented crafters so I am very excited to join today and show a not my standard card.  You probably landed here from Tracy Bish's page and saw some awesome creations already. Here is mine.

My project is showing the Beautiful Baubles with corresponding dies. It was on my have-to-get list the second I saw it in the Autumn Stampin' Up!® catalogue. And luckily, it comes a bundle so I saved a little (and you can too) to spend it on something else...

I like the baubles stamps very much and it's so fast to cut them - one stamp, one thinlit die. Perfect! For my not a standard card I wanted the baubles to be dangling and this is what I came up with. The sentiment is my personalised stamp that I got some time ago to be more efficient when it comes to signing Christmas cards. Cheeky, I know. But readable!



Let me quickly tell you how I made this wreath card. First, I stamped the baubles (twice) to make two sets. Coloured the ornaments (I used Poppy Parade and Mango Melody markers). I prefer to colour the baubles before cutting them when they are all on one sheet. Then I put snail adhesive on the back of one set, cut metallic threads and push those onto the glue and then finished this bauble sandwich by pressing the cut pieces from the second set. You can use any glue you'd like, my go-to is usually tombow but it might be more work to attach the threads. Snail adhesive was frustration free choice for this project.

Next step was to cut the wreath. Again, twice. But before cutting the second one I attached an adhesive sheet to the back of the green glimmer paper so it would cover a third of the wreath. This makes it easier to glue both together. The uncovered bit is the base of the card. I lied one wreath with the adhesive side face up, took the backing of the glue sheet, arranged the ornaments and secured the metallic threads by pressing them onto the glue. 
Then I attached the second wreath on. Here, one has to be careful as the wreath is not regular and to align two perfectly can be a bit of a play. I learnt the hard way... next time I would make little marks on the wreaths when cutting them out.



Lastly, I glued on the sentiment stamped on a rectangular piece of white cardstock. I used a knife and the die for guidance to cut a little indent on the top to continue the circular shape of the wreath.

This card was made using these products and you can easily get them all by following the links to the store underneath the images.
Do you like my not a standard card? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below. 

To continue viewing the rest of the blog hop click on the image below and visit super talented Tanya Rees' page.

Happy Hopping!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning! So original!

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  2. Wow Eva this is so creative. Thank you for sharing

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  3. This is so pretty! I love the way it stands up.
    Maria

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    1. Thank you, Maria. My first take was without the base but i found it too frustrating to keep it standing nicely straight.

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  4. Love this card Eva, I like the way the baubles hang, great idea.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I know, the dangling bit is pretty cool.

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  5. Wow Eva, a beautiful wreath card. This is definitely not a standard card, so delicate. Fantastic idea getting a stamp made too, I love making cards, but don't like writing in them too much, so a personalised stamp is a wonderful idea.

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    1. Thank you, Tracy. The stamp is great. I use it often and every year for Christmas. My handwriting is terrible when doing a lot of it.

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  6. Love, love, love this card!! And with your detailed instructions, I may just have to try making one!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. When you make it, share a photo with me!

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  7. Wow Eva Just amazing love it thanks for sharing

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