More than Merry Sprigs

More than Merry Sprigs

Morning all!

I'm back today with another project featuring a retiring set from The Greetery.

The Merry Sprigs stamp set is definitely not just for Christmas!

Because those sprigs are more than just merry – they are super versatile.

Yes, there are pine branches and even a sprig of holly, but once you change up the colours you no longer see this set as simply "winter florals".

Armed with a drawer full of happy ink shades, I wanted to use the Merry Sprigs to create some bright floral background elements within the original Curio Divider and Details frame die.

So I started out by cutting the frame from a rustic off-white cardstock.

I then used a host of ink shades to stamp the various sprigs onto each frame insert, using the berry stamps to add pops of colour here and there where there was a bit too much "white space" for my taste, until I was happy with the coverage.

I glued the frame outline on a dark grey card base, then pieced the stamped backgrounds back into the frame before cutting the Divider frame two more times from light grey cardstock to add dimension.

This card called for a bold sentiment that would really stand out, so I grabbed the All Kinds of Happy stamps and coordinating shadow dies to stamp the "happy" on white cardstock.

To complete the Curio look, I added extra sentiment snippets using the Curio Labels and coordinating sentiment strips from the Curio Divider set.

This card project was a little departure from my usual style, but it was lovely to spend time playing with pretty colours on a dull January day and more importantly stretching those "merry" stamps!

And come Christmas, I can easily create a similar card with the Curio Divider and Merry Sprigs sets and leave one of the windows blank to also add a festive greeting from the Merry Sprigs set. Win, win!

Until next time, happy crafting!