Thursday, December 04, 2014

Joyful Wreath


Hi everyone.  I made this for the current challenge at Uniko Studios.  My friend, Sandie (London Days) has just joined their design team and so wanted to join in.

Here's the challenge ...



Today I'm using a beautiful wreath stamp I bought after seeing this beautiful card made by Sandie.  I just HAD to have it :)

I had trouble photographing this card.  It's hard to capture a good photo when the card has lots of glitter.  The wreath is stamped in gold ink and then heat embossed with an iridescent powder.  I do love the shimmer and colours this embossing powder adds, but it's almost impossible to get it to show in the photos.  I'll include a close-up below and hopefully you can see more ...




I used gold stickles for the berries which gives this even more sparkle.  And I used a gold metallic pen to go over the bow and sentiment to make them darker.  A quick and easy card ... if you don't add in the time it took to photograph :)  And it's almost a one layer card ...  :)







Stamps:  Adornment (Penny Black); Joy sentiment is from Holiday Sketches:  Christmas Candles (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Gold (Colorbox)
Accessories & Tools:  Iridescent embossing powder (Ice from SU!), heat tool, gold metallic pen, gold stickles

29 comments:

  1. I can see why you NEEDED that stamp, Loll! Love it and love what you did with it...sparkle aplenty:)

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  2. Beautifully done, Loll - love the stickles on the berries and the extra gold pen on the bow. Can't believe we both just independently ordered that stamp!!

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  3. Super elegant. It photographs beautifully for me. You should be proud.

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  4. This card is outstanding! You nailed it with the Stickles without overdoing it!

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  5. OMG Loll...Gorgeous gold sparkles (love your gold stickles berries), EB powder and Irredescent Ice EB powder. I love this stamp too. TFS my friend.

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  6. I NEED this stamp too! It is so beautiful and you have captured the sparkle so well. Gorgeous CAS card xx

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  7. Thank you for the shout out Loll. I have made so many cards using thus stamp. And yesterday I made one using Gold ink!! I love it and your card really does showcase it and I am so very happy you joined us at Uniko x

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  8. I love your shinny sparkling CAS wreath !!!
    Think I have to have this stamp *lol
    CU hellerlittle

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  9. I love this Loll ..... it's such a pretty stamp and it looks fab all sparkly. In fact I think that this stamp is in my Christmas stash somewhere ..... I might just have to dig it out today and have a play! Have a lovely weekend ..... Linda xx

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  10. Bee-ooo-tiful make Loll, I just LOVE that PB image, so stylish a make too

    Kathyk

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Loll. xx

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  12. Beautiful card Loll and love the touch of 'bling'....

    Anne

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  13. Hi Loll! Another gorgeous holiday card from the queen of CAS! I love this wreath with all the glitter dots, it's so whispy and whimsical...just stunning! big hugs :)

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  14. What a beautiful 'light as a feather' wreath Loll! Just gorgeous with the touches of gold!

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  15. Oh Loll, this is beautiful, micht be right up there with my faves!

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  16. I love this wreath and it's really pretty with all the gold and sparkle!

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  17. I was going to say just what Bonnie said. So I'll repeat, I love this wreath and it's spectacular done in gold with sparkle.

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  18. Oh this IS pretty! Love the simplicity of the look, and that gorgeous gold embossing. I have this stamp, and it must be hiding with my PSX bell stamp. This is one really beautiful card. Such sparkle & class. TFS & Hugs. (now off to see what the other blog you're doing has going on).

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  19. OMG! Love all the gold around the wreath - elegant card!

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  20. Well now, this card is just so elegant just like you Loll!!! I love that wreath and can see why you needed it. I love it and love how you used the gold stickles, so pretty and shiny and so Christmas! Yep, this is a great fast card that is just perfect for the season. Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Gaspingly gorgeous, Loll ... the gold shimmer is stunning! Anita :)

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  22. This card is stunning Loll - I love all the sparkle and shine and the cas design of course:) Hugs xx

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  23. Oh myyyyyy....So incredibly beautiful. I could gaze at this for hours...
    ~c

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  24. Ooh, la, la....this is a golden beauty, Loll. I LOVE it. I think I have a wreath very similar to this one and may have never used it. This really makes me want to dig it out.

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  25. So elegant & love how you used the sketch. Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  26. I love the stamp and your treatment of it.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)