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:

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful - so elegant!

Bonnie said...

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!

Bobby said...

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.

nancy littrell said...

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.

cm said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, the pearls look amazing :)

vero said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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 :)

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Loll.

Julie Beech said...

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

Karen B said...

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

Karen x

Benzi said...

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

Sue said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your red die cut MC is to awesome!!

Anita in France said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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

MaryH said...

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

OH Babs said...

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!

OH Babs said...

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!

OH Babs said...

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!