Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I had time to play some more in the art studio this afternoon so decided to participate in this week's "Ways To Use It" (WT348) Challenge - Space (create a 3-D object).  I love the wreath that Ann Fitzgerald created on her website and used her instructions for my 3-D wreath card below.  This is made with all SU! products (plus a few red half-pearls from the $1 Store).  Hope you like.

"Christmas Wreath"

Stamps:  Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  2-Part Bird punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Tombow glue, sponge, red half-pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, and dimensionals

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I punched a 1 3/8" circle from a piece of Old Olive cardstock.  I placed the scallop circle punch centered over the hole and punched, creating a scalloped frame to make the wreath.  I punched out twelve branches from Old Olive cardstock using the 2-part bird punch.  I trimmed the tails on all the branches and sponged Old Olive ink on the leaves to give them some depth.  I used a bone folder to curl the leaves and then glued just the tails around the scalloped frame, spacing the leaf sprigs evenly.  I placed a few red half-pearls on the wreath to represent the berries.

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped my sentiment in Real Red ink in the center of a large piece of Whisper White cardstock, just below where I wanted the wreath to be.  I mounted the front panel onto a card base of Old Olive cardstock and then mounted the wreath in place, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.


Today we celebrate Remembrance Day in Canada, in gratitude to the brave men and women that fought for the freedoms we have today ... lest we forget.

On to the card for today ...

Today's SCS challenge "Free for All" (F4A90) is a thank you card, using a favorite embellishment.  My "go to" embellishment is ribbon.  This is a CAS (clean and simple) and monochromatic card that was quick and easy to do.  Hope you like.

"Ribbons and Ferns"

Stamps:  Fern (Sizzix / Hero Arts Framelits); Silhouette Sentiments (SU!)
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss (retired); Whisper White; Urban Garden DP (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss; Stampin' Write marker: Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  3/8" Kiwi Kiss two-sided ribbon, sticky strips

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I inked the stamp with Kiwi Kiss and "thumped" the edges of the leaves with Always Artichoke to give them some depth.  I stamped onto a large piece of Whisper White cardstock and then added the sentiment in Kiwi Kiss ink at the bottom right.

I attached a strip of Urban Garden DP on the left-hand side of the Whisper White cardstock.  I wrapped two pieces of Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon around the DP, tying a knot with each (offset from one another).  I mounted the main panel onto a card base of Kiwi Kiss.

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