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My Brand New Sentimentally Yours 2017 Xmas Stencils are now available at www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Festive Berries in Rich Red and Cream

Hello Crafters

I know, I know - don't fall off your chair as it's me doing the Blog post :-)

My brand new Festive Berries Collection is on my website and available to order right now!

I posted a photo of this card I made using my new collection on my Facebook page and have had so many people ask me what I used, I thought it was easier to do a Blog post, so, here I am,... sat with a cuppa, writing a post for you...

What I used (with links to the products on my www if we have them)
Sentimentally Yours Rambling Branch Background Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Fancy Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Festive Berries Mini Sentiments Stamps
8x8 Cream Card Blank
Rich Red Foundations Card
Cream Card
Creative Expressions Twisting Holly Embossing Folder
Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Dies by Sue Wilson: Poinsettia Additions
Dies by Sue Wilson: Holly Sprays
Dies by Sue Wilson: Noelle Frame
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear Embossing Powder

The Fired Brick Distress Oxide is the perfect shade to compliment the Rich Red Card,.. add to that, the fact that you can emboss on top of Distress Oxides, I think they are brill!
I have used Detail Clear Embossing Powder on top of the Fancy Frame stamp and it gives it a lovely glossy finish (not sure you can make it out on the photo)

The Festive Berries Collection of stamps is so intricately detailed, from tiny pine cones, holly leaves and fir branches, to tiny berries...

They stamp beautifully with ink pads and embossing powders too...

I'm not going to bore you with how I made the card, as you can see where I have matted and layered, stamped etc,..

I will tell you that I have designed some of these stamps to work in harmony with some of Sue's new Christmas Dies,.. the Noelle die, for example, will cut out my Fancy Frame stamps, leaving you a lovely, neat border :-)

I adore detail in my stamps, in fact, I push the limits to what a clear stamp can do every time I design stamps,.. as, for me, it's all in the detail and this is why I love stamps!
Hopefully, you can see the detail in these gorgeous festive Berries Mini Sentiments (I have embossed this the same way as the frame too!),.. lovely! and, more importantly, they will all fit within the frame,..

Finishing touches that don't overpower your sentiment are key for me, you know I love flowers and any kind of decoration on my cards, but, always, the words are the most imoprtant part,.. this is why I make our own cards (for fun and to say something to those who matter to me, even if I'm rubbish at posting them ha ha),.. the decoration should be drawing attention to the sentiment, not taking over (hopefully I have managed this ha ha)

Anyhoo, hope you like the card and the new Festive Berries Collection,.. I'll be launching the complete collection on TV on July 25th

Pop on over to my website to see the whole collection :-)
(ssshh there's a time limited cheeky 20% off the RRP on these stamps, be quick)

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Phil this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Phill this is stunning and a superb card
    for encouraging us to start on those Christmas cards.
    The new looks stunning too but i wouldn't expect anything less from you.

  3. OOPS that was supposed to say new collection. lol

  4. Hi Phill, a gorgeous card. I cant wait to see your demos on Hochanda.
    B xx

  5. Hi Phill what beautiful intricate card, fabulous x x x

  6. Hi Phill

    WOW. this is a fabulous Christmas card and must add these products to my list!

    June x

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