Advent is the season before Christmas, specifically, the four Sundays before Christmas. I’ve discovered that it’s nice to keep an Advent Journal, or a record of prayers and thoughts during the Advent season. This year I decided to create my own journal using the Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Journal.
A layer of Shimmery White card stock was stamped with the crown stamp from the Wish for it All stamp set using Pretty Peacock ink, and then watercolored using an Aqua Painter to spread the ink. After this piece was completely dry, it was adhered to the cover of the Pressed Petal Journal. The All Around Wreath Dies were used to cut two wreaths, one from Gold Foil and one from Pretty Peacock card stock; then they were adhered to the watercolored piece, offsetting one from another. A piece of Gold Foil was stamped with the crown stamp in Versamark ink, and then sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heated. It was then cut out with the Doily Wishes Dies.
A few leaves were cut from Gold Glimmer Paper using the Flourish Dies. These are some of my favorite leaf dies 🙂 The leaves were adhered to the lower right side of the wreaths with Multipurpose Glue, and the crown was adhered on the left side using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from an older retired set in my personal collection. It was gold heat embossed on a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock and then cut with a banner die from the Doily Wishes Dies and sponged with some Golden Glitz Delicata ink. A piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon was wrapped around the cover of the journal and tied in a bow.
I’m really looking forward to using my journal over the Advent season! Why don’t you make one too? Send me a picture of your journal, I’d love to see what you create!!
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