OLW 14 Square Outlines

I had the idea for this card in my head when Susan had the Christmas in July challenge but as I didn’t get round to it then, I thought it would also work for this week’s challenge:  a square card using only outline stamps.  It looks like I should have been able to whip this one up in a few minutes but it took quite a few attempts.  I tried it in gold first but the embossing powder was not fine enough for the detail in this stamp. I am glad the wreath looks good without being coloured  because the colouring necessary for this stamp is too scary to undertake more than once a year!  To see how beautiful it can look in the right hands just look at Leslie’s.

Even the little baby one below took me 6 attempts to get it stamped properly and the sentiment in the right place!  Thanks to Susan’s challenges my Christmas card pile is growing, something generally unheard of in July.  Thanks for dropping by.

Stamps:   Christmas Wreath (Flourishes), Snow Swirled
Inks:  Riding Hood Red, Handsome Hunter
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory


4 Comments on “OLW 14 Square Outlines”

  1. Angela H. says:

    Those wreaths are gorgeous! I’d be put off coloring them, too — they sure do look great all on their own, though! Very cool.

  2. Mustavcoffee says:

    Well worth the effort, these are really great and you are so right they don’t need any colouring, definitely classy. Loving that Merry Christmas sentiment stamp:) xx

  3. LOL! I can SO identify with your “repeat” stamping! I do it every time! These turned out beautiful..and you’re right…you’ll have your Christmas cards finished before you know it!

  4. This is definely worth your effort and the wasted paper. Oh. My. Gosh. That stamp is wonderful, but you’re right: just the thought of coloring it in makes me break out in nervous itching. Leslie’s card is lovely, but yours, with its clean simplicity, makes my heart go THUD!

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