Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative 2017!

My first post for the new year does not feature a Christmas card but a birthday card, although I did use a Christmas stamp set to create it!

I used the wreath stamp from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals to create a border towards the bottom of my panel, at a slight angle, and then stamped a few smaller images from the same set to fill in the gaps between the wreaths. I did all of my stamping using my new Altenew inks: the Warm Gray mini cube set. Love love love these colours. For my sentiment strip, I used the direct-to-paper technique with the darkest of the greys, swiping my ink pad over a scrap of white cardstock. Don't you just love this warm taupe grey? Swoon! When the ink was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment (Winter Woodland, Winnie & Walter) in white embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp), cut the strip to the desired height, adhered it to my stamped panel using double sided tape, and then trimmed off the excess. I then mounted my panel onto my A2 card base using foam tape.

Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 17 - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals

Less Is More - 309 Dimension

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC164 Celebrations

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Penny Black and More - January - Anything goes


  1. This is so pretty! I like the design of your card.
    The white embossing powder looks wonderful on the dark angled strip. Very effective!

    Thanks for the tip about the Sparkles Challenge. I popped my card over there.

  2. Brilliant! A perfect start into the new year - may it be a good one!

  3. Mijn wensenlijstje begint al weer in 2017: altenew inks...en een cursus bij jou✨🍾 Ineke

  4. Such a stylish, elegant card <3 I love the floral border and I agree completely about Altenew's warm grey inks... I wouldn't be without mine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More, and Happy New Year!

  5. happy, happy new year to you and all the best in 2017!!! already you are off to a GREAT START... what a gloriously lovely card & a brilliant alternate use of the stamps! (in warm grey tones??!?! i think i need that ink!) <3 <3 <3

  6. Marianne, I love how you used a Christmas stamp to make a non-Christmas border. So clever! And, who doesn't love W&W?! Thanks so much for the kind words you left when visiting my blog, and all the best in 2017. :)

  7. This is lovely - the colours are fab.... now will have to go and get those inks!!!

  8. A beautifully sophisticated card Marianne. Those warm neutral tones are so pretty for the gorgeous florals. Love how you used embossing as well as popping the panel up to create dimension. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More xx

  9. I love the grey tones that you have used, Marianne - they create such an elegant look! The soft colour tones show how you can use a 'christmas' stamp in unexpected ways :) Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More!

  10. Gorgeous card Marianne! It's so elegant and I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge & Happy New Year!
    Mandy xx

  11. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. A super card for our challenge this month Marianne, it's a super design and effective stamping, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  13. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  14. Such a lovely and elegant how you used the wreath for a take on Lydia's card. Thank you so much yet again for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.