Monday, September 17, 2018

Holly Wreath

Hi everyone.  Time for the reminder for CAS Christmas Challenge.  This month is being hosted by the very talented Nance.  She wants us to include a wreath on our CAS Christmas cards.

I got this small holly die from Impression Obsession a while ago and it's been waiting patiently for me to use it (NBUS again Dolly!!).

I die-cut it from patterned paper several times.  I used a stylus and mat to shape my holly leaves, and then glued them around a ring die-cut from card stock using two sizes of circle dies.  I used my small (1/16") hole punch to punch out some extra berries from red card stock and glued them on.  A simple sentiment was stamped in red to finish the card.  A QCAS card (quick, clean, and simple). :)

Here's a close-up ...
Check out the reminder post on the challenge blog to see the new, beautiful wreath cards from our Designers and Guest Designer, Birgit.  Then come join us.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!!  There's still a week left to play!






Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Festive & Frosty DSP (Penny Black); Real red (SU!)
Ink:  Barn Door (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Patchwork Holly die (Impression Obsession), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), 1/16" hole punch

Challenges:
CAS Christmas September Challenge - Wreath

26 comments:

nancy littrell said...

QCAS, yet very pretty and creative, Loll. Love how you punched the leaves from DSP and added the extra berries. TFS all your details, my friend. Hugs...

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty wreath, Loll! I love the patterned papers and your clever idea to create your wreath with a holly die! Great idea to use your hole punch for the berries, too!

Brenda said...

Such a w pretty wreath Loll! You have arrange each and every holly leaf perfectly to make this beautiful wreath. I love the red berries and I love the pattern paper you used to cut your holly leaves out of. It all came together and made for a beautiful CAS card! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

A beautiful wreath, Loll! The holly leaves are a perfect size for a wreath and I love the addition of the red berries! Nothing else is needed. Perfect as is!

Nancy Stislow said...

I've never seen that wonderful holly leaf die with the stitches before but it sure makes up into a beautiful wreath! Love the added berries on this. Quick? Not here it wouldn't be (grin) but sure do love the outcome!

Susan said...

Love the stitched leaves - the stitching adds lots of texture and interest. Great choice of dp for getting variegation in colour. Love the red berries matching the red of the sentiment perfectly.

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - love the variations in the leaves because of the paper you used - wonderful detail with the berries too
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What a pretty wreath .... i love how you've added the shape and dimension, great detail with the berries too xx

Karen D. said...

really lovely, has a great 'country Christmas' feel to it.
xx Karen

Viv's Visuals said...

Wonderful card as always Loll... hoping to join in this time! x

Jeanne said...

Very pretty wreath, Loll. I appreciate the time you took to shape and add the details to the leaves and the wreath. So pretty and Christmas-y. :)

Jo Manna said...

Another inviting Christmas Wreath. Love these two colours together, red and green buddies. The stitched leaves add interest too along with the punched berries. A festive card beauty! xx

Trina P. said...

Brilliant use of the NBUS holly die, Loll! Great idea to die cut from pattern paper. Love how you shaped them with the stylus for dimension. Another Loll masterpiece! xx

Julia Aston said...

What a sweet layered wreath Loll - that's a lot of little holly pieces to cut and adhere! and the wonderful punched red berries add just enough pop to it! xx

Patti said...

Sweet Loll!! I really need to CASE this sweet card! I have an OLD die cut from Quickutz that would work nicely. Thanks for the inspiration!!

I think I am even going to be able to join your challenge!! woo hoo I'm happy to be back!

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and so cute. Great patience with those holly leaves and such a fabulous wreath card x.

Marcia HIll said...

Such a fun and festive wreath Loll, and I have that same DSP so I may have to CASE you! Loving your bright red sentiment and the red berries too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty wreath, Loll! I love that you used patterned paper for the holly leaves (I wondered, at first. how you colored the leaves.) and that you styled them with a stylus for added dimension. You placed each and every leaf perfectly on the ring die-cut and glued the tiny berries on the leaves. You do have great hands! Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Deliciously dimensional and texture-y, Loll ... and wonderfully crisp and CAS ... the touches of red are so festive with those yummy bright greens! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

That green is such a pretty color for your wreath. I love the dimension and those teeny little berries. This is so clean and crisp.

Linda said...

Love your little holly leaves that you made into a wreath. Very pretty Loll. Love your red sentiment. Hugs and hope you are having a great week.

MaryH said...

Such a pretty wreath (and tickled that you were able to use some pattern paper, which you don't usually do so!) It's very elegant and lush, and I like the extra red berries! TFS & Hugs

Pat said...

The patterned paper has worked so well for the wreath Loll and love the added berries. The leaves are placed perfectly around your base layer of die cut circles. Beautiful.. and that bright red sentiment stands out so well against the white card. x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous DP for your holly leaves LOll and love those berries scattered around.

BożenA said...

Holly wreath looks great. The use of colored paper is a great solution. Your ideas are always perfect and the cards are so elegant.
Hugs,
BozenA

Bobby said...

What a great way to create a cute wreath, Loll.