Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mistletoe Wreath


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the current challenge at Merry Monday, hosted by my good friend Bonnie (Merry Monday #123 - use a wreath).




I so happy I finally had time to join in with Merry Monday challenge.  It's been a long time, but I need to get working on my Christmas stash and this photo inspired me!

My wreath is made with a stencil (using a cut file and my Silhouette Cameo), covered with embossing paste.  Once it was dry, I placed the stencil back on top and sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.  I thought these leaves looked like mistletoe, so added white pearl berries.  I added a die-cut sentiment from red foil paper (glued to white cardstock to add sturdiness before die-cutting).

The embossing paste wreath has texture and depth ... looks so much better in real life. :)







Paper:  White (Neenah); Red foil (unknown)
Ink:  Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, wreath cut file, plastic sheet, embossing paste, palette knife, white half-pearls, Merry Christmas die (Simon Says)


Challenges:
Merry Monday #123

23 comments:

  1. Lots of texture here, Loll! Love the pearl berries and the die cut Merry Christmas! Beautiful and so perfectly CAS! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Your stencil turned out great and I love that you colored over the embossing paste. The leaves do look like mistletoe so the pearls are a perfect accent.

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  3. So much amazing textures and so creative too Loll. I love the shine on your die cut foil sentiment too. The added pearls were the perfect touch. Bonnie is going to be so pleased :-)
    TFS my friend.

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  4. Mistletoe, green & red, a lovely font sentiment...love x love this, Loll! You're fanning the sparks of Christmas inspiration..
    Hugs~c

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  5. Such a pretty Christmas card Loll! I love your take on the inspiration card and I think too that the leaves look like mistletoe. Love the Merry Christmas die. Hugs, Brenda

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  6. This is so pretty, the pearls look amazing :)

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  7. sobre facile à réaliser je crois que ce modéle sera dans mes realisations pour mes voeux fin d'année ,j'adore bravo

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  8. Such a sweet Christmas wreath! Love the color you sponged on your embossing paste! The red foil sentiment is just perfect on this, as are the pearls :)

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  9. An elegant Christmas card Loll love your sponged wreath your little pearls finished it off beautifully

    Anne

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  10. This is a stunner Loll. I love the die cut sentiment and what patience to use embossing paste then to colour it! x

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  11. This is lovely Loll - all the texture and layers are great.

    Karen x

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  12. Beautiful, Loll. Yes, the leaves pass easily for mistletoe. Love the sentiment.

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  13. Beautiful card, Loll! The delicate sentiment and pearls looks gorgeous on your lovely stencilled wreath.

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  14. Your red die cut MC is to awesome!!

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  15. Gorgeous, Loll ... the combination of texture, shimmer and shine is fabulous! Anita :)

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  16. Absolutely beautiful card, Loll! I love how you colored the embossing paste on the mistletoe, and your pearls are the perfect touch!

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  17. Your card is beautiful Loll, I love all the pretty details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  18. A brilliant use of the silhouette & your embossing paste to make a delightful wreath. Loved the addition of the berries, and that sentiment looks like it was quite fiddly to handle. But so effective with this pretty wreath. Love it! TFS & Hugs

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  19. Note the date I am writing to you. My card group has been playing with embossing paste so I decided to see what you had to say. So I am going to go back and sponge on some color - which may be tomorrow's lesson (not taught by me). Thanks!

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  20. Note the date I am writing to you. My card group has been playing with embossing paste so I decided to see what you had to say. So I am going to go back and sponge on some color - which may be tomorrow's lesson (not taught by me). Thanks!

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  21. Note the date I am writing to you. My card group has been playing with embossing paste so I decided to see what you had to say. So I am going to go back and sponge on some color - which may be tomorrow's lesson (not taught by me). Thanks!

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