Figgy Pudding

Figgy Pudding

Morning all!

This week, I thought I'd take a break from my usual US A2 card format and go square!

Also, if you're getting short on time, this card is definitely a quick and simple make and is a good one for using up scraps and making multiples.

I started out by creating the backdrop for my festive focal element.

The Boughs & Holly stencil set from Concord & 9th contains two styles of greenery, one being a wreath that cuts down perfectly to be used on a square card and only involves a couple of steps with two shades of green ink, two shades of red/pink ink for berries, and brown ink for the twigs.

I then cut the wreath panel to size with a square die that has a pierced detail around the edge, similar to Lawn Fawn's Small Dotted Square dies (currently in the Bargain Basement so grab 'em while you can!). The die I used cut the square to 4 inches, so the wreath fits nicely inside. The Large Dotted Square dies are also still in stock here if you'd prefer a wider border.

One of my favourite things to combine with the wreath stencils is the Christmas Pudding die from The Greetery (which also features a nice fancy bow!).

It's not often we see US companies come up with something that seems to be so quintessentially British, but a Christmas pud is definitely a Christmas staple round here!

I cut the main pudding from kraft cardstock and blended brown inks over it, with a splattering of water between ink layers.

It wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of glittery sparkle, so I cut the sauce on the pudding and the bow from scraps of left-over glitter card and presented the pudding on a gold platter befitting the occasion. And of course, the pudding had to be finished off with a sprig of holly!

Next up, I grabbed the Sentiment Suite Basics dies and used a sentiment from the Sentiment Suite Christmas set that would fit on the pierced banner die.

The pierced edges on the wreath panel and the sentiment strip bring the look together, and I just needed some festive candy cane stripes for a finishing touch.

The Diagonal Stripes stencil from MFT will achieve a similar look if you don't have any patterned paper in your stash, and of course will make nice backgrounds all year round!

Until next time, happy crafting!

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