This is my second post for today. If you missed the first one, please check it out here once you’ve read through this one.
Because my card from two weeks ago was selected as a winner at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge (see that card here), I have been asked to be a Guest Designer this week. What a wonderful honor! This week’s challenge is to create a card with a wreath. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Wreath. The base of this wreath is cropped with Wonderful Wreath Framelits. The Framelits coordinate with a stamp set (also called Wonderful Wreath), but I chose to let other elements on this card shine, so I simply cropped Garden Green card stock.
- Holly. My original idea was to cover this wreath form with snipped holly – tons and tons of snipped holly. After snipping two bunches, I was content to the let the holly be an accent on the wreath. I’m actually happy for this act of underachievement because I really like how it turned out. The holly pieces are from a single stamp, Christmas Bauble, available in the Holiday Catalog (live August 28). Here’s that stamp:
- Background. To create this background, I stamped Hardwood with VersaMark on Sahara Sand and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then used an AquaPainter to paint Whisper White Craft Ink over the entire image. I used paper towels to wipe off the craft ink to yield a white-washed look. Here’s a better look at the texture on the panel:
I hope you will pop over to the Merry Monday site to check out the wreath cards from the talented Design Team.
Stamp Sets: Christmas Bauble, Making Spirits Bright, Hardwood Papers: Sahara Sand, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, White Craft Ink Accessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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