A Bush Christmas

Our theme this month for the Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop by Ann Alexander is a ‘Theme Challenge – A Bush Christmas’ .

I love this challenge, for the last month it has been bouncing around in my head, working out what I could do. I love Australian Native Flowers and Stampin’ Up! ® Everlasting Beauty Stamp Set was perfect for this challenge using the stunning Waratah to make my focal point.

I also used the Magical Meadow Dies for the other elements with the Waratah. Even though they are not technically Australian fauna I tried to colour them to represent the Australian Bush. The Holly was added, because what is Christmas without a bit of Holly.

Card Measurements

Card BasePebble Path4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card MatOld Olive4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontDSP – Joy of Christmas3 ⅞ x 5 ⅛”9.7 x 14.1cm
SentimentBasic White¾ x 5 ¼”1.8 x 14.4cm
Card InsertBasic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card Insert StripDSP – Joy of Christmas½ x 5 ¼”1 x 14.4cm
Fauna/FlowersFluid 100 Watercolour Paper2 sheets watercolour paper
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
    • Everlasting Beauty – Waratah – stamped 2 images (2nd image used only the leaves)
      • Stamped in Stazon Black Ink, coloured with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad.
      • Leaves and stem coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
      • Fussy cut
      • Add splatters of Wink of Stella and watered down White Craft Ink
    • Magical Meadow Dies Cut
      • Die cut Leaves, 2 of each
      • Holly Leaves
        • die cut x 5 and coloured after cut.
        • Holly coloured with Garden Green Ink.
      • Leaves & Buds cut x 1
        • Branches Shadded Spruce
        • Buds – Berry Burst & Crushed Curry
      • Spiky Leaves – cut x 2
        • Shadded Spruce and Pecan Pie
      • Leaves & Berrys , cut x 2
        • Leaves – Old Olive
        • Berry Dies – Watercolour Paper coloured with Real Red Ink and die cut
  • Card Front –
    • After cutting DSP using a Blending Brush, brush on Mossy Meadow Ink and then go over with Real Red Ink. Real Red Ink was not taken as far onto the DSP as the Mossy Meadow Ink.
    • Add splatters of Wink of Stella and watered down White Craft Ink
  • Fauna – Layer the fauna
    • You may want to die & colour extra…I cut some of my leaves up to fill spaces
  • Sentiment – Stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Classic Matte Dots – Coloured with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.

Let’s Craft Together Blog Hop

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This month Ann Alexander has challenged us a wonderful Theme Challenge – A Bush Christmas.

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12 thoughts on “A Bush Christmas

  1. WOW, what a totally stunning bunch of foliage!! I looove the white sponging and splodging!! And the greeting is just gorgeous. I love your card so much.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Julia

  2. Maheswari Rajaguru


    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Maheswari

  3. Ann Alexander

    Beautiful card Michele! I love all the colours and details and it works perfectly for the Aussie Bush Christmas theme.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Ann, it was a fun one to do and really got my creative juices flowing

  4. Nancy Hoetker

    Love, love love this card. So pretty.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Nancy

  5. This card has managed to nail the theme with a BIG WOW factor!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      thank you Tracy

  6. Stunning card Michele. So much detail and depth. The waratah is gorgeous and the Magical Meadow dies are a perfect complement.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      thank you Annette

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