Guest Designer – Heather Mills

To finish off 2017 we have another beautiful card from one of our talented guest designers. Today we’re sharing the creativity of Heather Mills of Wire Wrapture. Heather created a gorgeous Christmas card using bits and pieces from her stash! I just love the soft tones of this pretty card!

Heather says: “I usually begin my cards with a sketch, but every once in a while, an idea pops into my head and I have to go with it.  This card was one of those times.  I knew I wanted to use my Darice Woodgrain embossing folder, so that was my starting point.  I’m trying to work on using up my “bits and pieces” stash, so I looked to see if there was anything that could be used for this card.  I discovered a die cut green “sprig” and realized that several of them would create a really fun wreath.  I used a green Spectrum Noir marker to color a bunch of white card stock scraps and die cut a bunch more sprigs (I think I used 7 total).  The numbers were also in the bits and pieces stash (in the perfect color) and I thought they were a fun addition.   After using my Fiskars paper trimmer to cut a card base out of white 110lb Core’dinations card stock, I used my Scor-pal board to create a top-fold, A2 sized card.  

I used a stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to die cut a panel out of the other half of the Core’dinations card stock sheet, embossed it with the embossing folder and then swiped some Grout Gray ink from My Favorite Things along the raised part to create even more dimension.

I used a Spellbinders die cut circle that was in my stash to trace a circle to build my wreath on. I adhered each of the sprigs around the circle with some liquid adhesive.  I used another die to cut out all of the little, pink circles, adhered them around the circle to look like berries, and added a bit of Cinnamon Stickles for some sparkle.  I added a sentiment on a hand cut banner and added it to the wreath with Scotch foam tape.  I finished the wreath off with a bow tied using my Bow-Easy and some pink ribbon.  Whenever I am adhering an embossed panel I like to use my 1/4″ Scor tape to get a really secure hold.  I hope this inspires you to dig into those “bits and pieces” stashes and see what you can create.  Thanks so much to Esther for allowing me to guest design here on the Cropstop blog!”

Thank you Heather for guest designing today, you did a fabulous job! Now it’s your turn to share the projects you’ve been working on of late. Stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff anything that uses a few products from companies Cropstop carries in the store! Be sure to note the changes we have coming for 2018!

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5 Responses to Guest Designer – Heather Mills

  1. Beautiful card with such soft, lovely colors!

  2. Gail Scott says:

    This is so beautiful – congrat on Guest Designer – thanks for showing us your art!

  3. very pretty, love the woodgrain background to it and pretty wreath you made!

  4. So pretty! I love the wood grain background and those soft pastels. Great design! Happy New Year!

  5. Becca Yahrling says:

    Very pretty wreath! Gorgeous card.

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