Friday, January 10, 2020

Australasian Spruced Up Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Spruced Up Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

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Spruced Up Scrapbooking Workshop Kit without Memory Protectors™
Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s January Featured collection, Spruced Up. This is such a gorgeous paper collection with rich jewel tones and a wintery feel to it, something that isn't hugely on my mind right now here in New Zealand but I am a huge fan of birds so I still love this collection!

I knew I had to do something with the little robin, but I wanted to showcase a card that didn't require copious colouring or layered stamping for my beginner cardmaking attendees. I simply stamped the robin on Espresso cardstock with black ink. I then thought the robin would look sweet on top of a sentiment circle and so this card was created from that idea.

I used the Spruced Up paper packet and coordinating cardstock to create the base of this card as well as the zip strip- I love this colour combo of Sangria and Julep!

I also used the Spruced Up cardmaking stamp set for the sentiment circle, stamping the boughs in second generation ink behind the sentiment. The finishing touch was a scallop border stamped from the January SOTM and some black enamel dots.

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