Last year I didn't have enough Christmas cards, so this year I'm starting earlier! I recently treated myself to Betsy's Banner & Bough Stamp/Stencil set, and have had a fun time making some cards with it. Here are some of my results.
I won't go into an elaborate description of how these were done, except to say that there are 4 stencils that you start with, and then add details with a set of stamps that also includes 3 different greetings for the banner. These were then all fussy-cut and placed on different patterned papers or embossed backgrounds, and I added pearls to the centers of the large flowers, popping most of them above the card base. I also stencilled the banners separately and popped them above the rest of the design.
Here's 1 final one; no fussy-cutting, just die-cutting the panel with a framing die, then mounting that onto a red card base.
I spent a happy couple of days with this set, and ended up with 10 cards so far. I'll take a wee break for now, and then do another bunch soon. It will be fun to find patterned papers to compliment this design!
Hope your weekend is a great one! I plan to get a final cutting of flowers from our gardens today, as we had a frost here last night.......