Joy is the Word!

I recently added the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits to my list of “favorite things in the entire world”. I’ve been playing around with them and the more I use them, the more I LOVE them! I have made card after card, each one unique and each one beautiful. Today’s card is the first one I made–fresh out of the box:

TIPS & TRICKS

Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. These stamps make layering the wreath super easy. The completely clear photopolymer stamp and the very clever tab on each of the 3 layers–base, highlight and berries–allows them to be lined up quickly and easily. Just make sure you notice where the tab is when you stamp the base layer (ask me how I know…).

Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. These framelits are the best! I love the wreath and its accessories, but the words make this framelit set. They are thin and delicate, so be sure to layer your cutting pad, paper, WAX PAPER, and then the framelit and other cutting pad before sending it through the Big Shot. It will work without the wax paper, but it is soooo much easier to pop the paper off of the framelit when you have lined it with the wax paper. If it does get a little stuck, I like to use the stylus from the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I press the smaller end into the back of the framelit to loosen the paper. If it’s really stuck, sometimes I use my piercing tool to slide under a loose section and gently move it between the paper and framelit to release my greeting.

Grounding the Focal Point. When I finished the banner with the wreath and greeting, I felt like the focal point was floating in space on the card. I needed something to anchor it to the body of the card. Banners came to mind, so I looked through my stamps and found this nifty banner in Perfect Pennants. It was just what I was looking for.

Gold Foil Sheets. This was my first experience with the Gold Foil Sheets. I love them. Surprise. Due to the pressure when the Foil Sheet and the Framelit go through the Big Shot, the Foil Sheet had several little bumps from the impression of the Framelit. Once I had the greeting separated from the Framelit, I laid the greeting flat and very gently rubbed the bumps with my Bone Folder. It flattened them perfectly and you really can’t even tell they were there. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Wondrous Wreath
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Gold Foil Sheets, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits

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