Festive Foliage Winter Wishes

by Joanne James15. September 2021 19:14

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for this week's Inspired By challenge - I went with the holiday option as I couldn't resist the white and turquoise of the inspiration photo:

I've been making lots of samples using my Festive Foliage background stamp for my online technique class that I held earlier this week and these colours were perfect to demonstrate heat embossing and the use of less traditional colours for a foliage-rich card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Festive Foliage - I heat embossed the 'Festive Foliage' background stamp in white onto Bermuda Bay cardstock and added a simple white mat border to accentuate it. Background stamps are a great way to cover a cardfront, but they don't need always need to be coloured. I did brush over the leaf details with some clear Wink of Stella; it's quite difficulty to see in the photos, but it adds a lovely subtle shimmer in real life.

Winter Wishes - I decided to add a 'Winter' sentiment to the front of my card using some retired Bermuda Bay ombre paper from Sale-A-Bration earlier in the year, popped up on a label and backed with a couple of co-ordinating ribbons. 


Well Defined - There was a reason why I chose 'Winter' as the greeting on the front of my card; I wanted it to follow through to my sentiment from 'Well Defined that I used on the inside:


Whilst this card would work for the holiday season, I thought it would be perfect for seasonal greetings or even to send to someone who celebrates a birthday during the winter months.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
9/16/2021 12:00:20 PM #

I love your NOEL card using these same elements - in fact, I ended up adding them to my last order! And now the "WINTER" card!  Fabulous!!  And I love how you tucked the sentiment inside.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
9/16/2021 6:36:42 PM #

Thanks Kim! I have made an absolute ton of cards using this stamp - I love it! I will be sure to share as many with you as possible. You are doing exactly the same to me with those Giving Gifts Dies - you've made so many lovely things, I now NEED to buy them too!!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/16/2021 5:09:16 PM #

Wow, this is so pretty, and I rarely use this color although I love it!  So fresh for a Christmas card, especially for our challenge!  Thanks for playing!

Michele Ferguson
Michele FergusonUnited States
9/17/2021 3:51:12 PM #

Joanne, I'm just loving this frosty beauty!  Even while the air conditioning continues to run!  and OH what a fun inside sentiment, too!  Gorgeous use of our Christmas inspiration, my friend!  Thanks so much for joining us again this week! x

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/17/2021 5:41:23 PM #

What a fabulous card and very versatile as you remarked. (I'm thinking thank you cards after Christmas too!!)  Love the white embossing against the turquoise and the bold sentiment label as well as all your little details to finish.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/17/2021 9:46:05 PM #

Another beauty with this set! The opal rounds are a perfect match for this wintery card. Beautiful!

Danni Reid
Danni ReidUnited States
9/19/2021 4:13:39 AM #

This is SO beautiful, LOVE the feel to this card, and yes it could be used for so many reasons during winter!  Thank you for inspiring us again @ IB this week~

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