Pretty Paper Neighbourhood & a Wreath

It’s all soft and subtle on the blog today. I have two projects featuring the beautiful Alexandra Renke cardstock the Foiled Fox recently started carrying in their store. The weight of the cardstock is somewhere between a good quality printer paper and a piece of cardstock. There is definitely enough weight to die cut nicely.

I chose the elegant ‘whirl wreath’ by Penny Black and cut one out of ‘pink dots’ cardstock. I attached it around the centre circle with adhesive but left the branches unattached ( so I will be careful putting it in a envelope) The background is ‘rose stripes’ which matches the pink dots perfectly. I cut the bow out of a piece of cardstock from my stash and layered a few together to give it some extra weight. I blended around the edge of the striped panel with tattered rose distress ink and attached everything to a cream cardbase.

I chose to add a natural twine bow to the die cut bow then had to co-ordinate the sentiment with antique linen distress ink.

For my little neighbourhood card I use three patterns of Alexandra Renke cardstock, the rose stripes, gray stripes and medium mud watercolour. I know it is hard to see the details of the die cuts in my photo but in real life the pink striped neighbourhood is clear against two lines of gray striped trees in front of a gray mud starry sky.

I have been wanting to try a white on white layered die cut scene and I probably still will but chose to try it with these pretty papers first. The neighbourhood is layered over two layers of trees cut with the ‘trees and hills’ dies which are layered over a gray piece cut with the starry sky night die attached directly to a white card base.

I featured some of the subtle colours and patterns from Alexandra Renke today but I do have some bold patterns and solids to share another day.

Have a great weekend.

Supplies

Stamps: Christmas sentiments, winter days (PB)

Dies: whirl wreath, neighbourhood border, starry night die, trees & hills die set (PB)

Cardstock: Alexandra Renke medium mud watercolor, gray stripes, rose stripes & Neenah solar white, cream, pink

Inks: tattered rose, antique linen distress ink, smokey gray versafine ink

Also: hemp twine

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6 Comments on “Pretty Paper Neighbourhood & a Wreath”

  1. Karen Jackson says:

    How unusual these cards are Heather. I love this wreath die and use it often but it is somehow ethereal give this treatment with the patterned paper, quite lovely. Also the neighbourhood card. The buildings almost vanish like a snowy winter mirage. So unusual but lovely.

  2. Pat says:

    This is a lovely and quite simple wreath shape but it is beautiful and one of my favourites Heather, and love your use of the soft pink striped paper with the gold, and then the added grey sky on the second and the sweet little buildings cut from the same stripes work well, and love the dark tones of the sentiment which stand out beautifully. x

  3. ID SuzyQ says:

    BEAUTIFUL AND CLASSY CARDS. I LOVE THE USE OF SUCH SOFT COLORS WHEN WE ARE SO INCLINED TO GO BOLD. OUTSTANDING!

  4. Janet S. says:

    A candy cane Christmas!!! Just lovely!!


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