Saturday 26 November 2016

Uniko November Release - Introducing Rustic Wreath

Oh my! To say I'm excited about sharing the cards I made today with Uniko's November Release stamp set just doesn't begin to let you know how I'm feeling!

Do you love or hate Christmas wreaths? Well this wreath stamp set is about to confirm your love or totally convert you to the love team! It is simply the most beautiful and delicate and gorgeous wreath stamp I've ever used.

I started by adhering four strips of double sided tape and adding glamour dust to get those sparkly stripes. Next I die cut a circle and stamped the wreath onto it.

The sentiment went in the centre and a twined button embellishment and some gems finished it off. Magic!

I'm popping this one into the following challenge - thanks Deborah for the heads up - 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Stamps: Uniko, Rustic Wreath
Inks: SU, crumb cake
Die: Lawn Fawn, large stitched circle stackables
Embellishments: Deco Art Glamour Dust, crystal; Mei Flowers crystals; Creative Expressions, jute twine; button from my stash 

My next card reverts to traditional colours and I added some of the extra little twiglets and berries from this set to the wreath. The sentiment went into the middle again.

I stitched round the edges of a piece of white card three times - the crookedness is quite deliberate, well it became so after I failed miserably the first time round!

I die cut the wreath and matted it onto a stitched red circle and added a ribbon for good measure.

Stamps: Uniko, Rustic Wreath
Inks: SU, old olive, real red
Dies: Spellbinders, standard circles small; Lawn Fawn, large stitched circle stackables
Embellishments: Meiflower, red gems; ribbon from my stash 

My final card uses my new favourite Christmas colours turquoise and red.  I started by adding the card, twine and washi tape strips down the left hand side and then stamped the wreath straight onto the card base.

I added some of those extra twiglets and berries as well as a central sentiment.

Stamps: Uniko, Rustic Wreath
Inks: SU, pool party, real red; Memento, teal zeal
Paper: MME, dilly dally
Embellishments: washi & twine from my stash

I'm sure you must be seeing the endless possiblilities with this superb stamp - I'm already thinking Spring, Summer and Autumn wreaths, then there are wedding ones and love one, the list goes on.......

Pop on over to Uniko and be inspired by the rest of the talented DT - here - and then get busy writing your wish list. Well that's easy - all three stamp sets of course!

Be sure to come back tomorrow when I'll be taking part in the prize winning blog hop - your chance to win the entire release! Fa- la- la- la - lah!

Thanks for your time.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Ooh you have been busy - but the wreath set is so gorgeous it's hard not to! Will have to remember turquoise & red - they look lovely together x

  2. Wow! Jane, you're on a roll - I think these are all stunning. I love the subtle glitter stripes on your first card (which, BTW, you could enter in 52 Christmas Card Throwdown). I really like the stitched detail on your second card. But it's the last one that I absolutely love! I adore the colours and the patterns and the dimension with the thread! Fab work! xxx

  3. I am in love with your wonderful creations today, Jane! I love wreaths and agree with you that this Uniko stamp is a versatile and pretty variation on the theme. The muted colours on your first card with the subtle stripes offer a perfect contrast to the rich traditional greens and reds. Just gorgeous x

  4. One of the prettiest wreath images I've seen and your showcases elevate it to WOW! Feeling joy in seeing these wonderful designs..gorgeous! (I struggle with wreaths; I think this set will change that!)

  5. Beautiful cards! That wreath is just gorgeous! Lots of possibilities with this set... can't wait! Lovely details and color combos on your beautiful cards!

  6. Three lovely cards and all so different, showing how versatile this wreath stamp is!

  7. WOW! you've been super busy Jane and really showcased this wreath set to perfection. I'm swooning and have been for a few weeks over your first one - it's so elegant and love the added twine to give it a right on trend and natural feel. Can't resist the traditional festive colours on the second but then it's always great to go 'against the norm' with some non-traditional and modern twists. Great work. Sarah x

  8. So pleased to see you at 52CCT - your card is simply delightful. I really do like the bands of shimmer behind that wreath. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT. xx


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