Friday, June 03, 2022

June CAS Christmas Challenge - Wreath

Hi everyone.  So happy to be back with the June CAS Christmas Challenge after taking a three month break.  This month is host by lovely Linda (Lin's Craft Corner) and she would like us to include a wreath on our cards.

I started by stamping Festive Wreath - retired (Avery Elle) in black ink onto mixed media paper.  I heat embossed in clear before fussy-cutting out the wreath and bow.

I used distress inks to watercolour the wreath (Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness), berries and bow (Candied Apple, Fired Brick).  I dry embossed a white card front with Brick - retired (Stamper's Anonymous) and popped up the wreath and bow on top.  I die-cut a sentiment banner (Small Folder Banners - Simon Says Stamp) and stamped the sentiment (Banners - Penny Black) in black ink, heat embossing in clear to match the image.  The banner is popped up on top of the wreath.

Close-up ...

We are so happy to have Sue (Sue's Card Craft) as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Sue!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the wonderful Wreath CAS cards from our Guest Designer Sue and our fabulous Design Team.  Then come play along!

Remember to keep your card CAS (clean and simple) with open space.

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Stamps: Festive Wreath - retired (Avery Elle)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black ink (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brushes, Brick Embossing Folder - retired (Stamper's Anonymous); Small Folded Banners die (Simon Says Stamp)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Wreath

19 comments:

Viv said...

Welcome back Lolly!
Lovely card. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful CAS wreath Loll and love your brick wall as the background ♥

I Card Everyone said...

Such a beautiful return, Loll!
=]

Pat said...

What a gorgeous wreath Loll and wonderful watercolouring and fussy cutting, and the brick embossing is the perfect background..also love the banner sentiment. x

Lisa Elton said...

I would hang a wreath like this on my door in a heartbeat! Love the sentiment banner. Delightful card, Loll!

Julie B said...

Fab inspiration Loll. Welcome back, we've missed you! :)

Linda said...

Lovely to see the CAS Christmas challenge back.
Your wreath is beautiful and I love the embossed background (what a shame it's retired!!) xx

Bobby said...

I love how the heat embossing makes the wreath shine, Loll. Wonderful fussy cutting. I can't even imagine.

Nstiz said...

Beautifully painted and I'm in awe of your fussy cutting "fussy" being the key word for that image. What patience you have! The banner sentiment and embossed brick are so perfect for this.

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card, Loll! Your fabulous watercoloured wreath pops beautifully against the embossed brick wall. Amazing fussy cutting, too.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty festive wreath, Loll! Great job of fussy-cutting the image! The rough brick texture in the background is a wonderful contrast to the shiny wreath, and the folded banner shape adds so much interest to the card.
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

Hmmm..I thought I'd commented earlier on this gorgeous wreath! Love the bright red and green and it shows beautifully on the textured brick background!

My Paper Epiphany said...

CAS perfection! I love the brick background!

Brenda said...

Good to see the challenges come back Loll! I love your wreath Christmas card, so pretty with the texture of the brick behind the wreath. Love your water coloring as well. The banner is a great idea, I love how that looks going across the wreath. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful CAS Wreath card design, Lolly. Your fussy cut stamped and colored wreath is perfect over your dry embossed textured brick background. Love your banner sentiment too. TFS your beauty, my friend. We are all so happy to see our favorite CAS challenges back. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous wreath atop the brick, Loll - love it with the banner too!! So glad to see CAS Christmas up and running; I've been offline for a bit so will have to pop over!!

TK said...

I adore this wreath, and it looks perfect mounted on your brick wall

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, can't believe you fussy cut this. Beautiful job on this and your design has so much dimension. Beautiful card, Loll. It's good to be back.

Mac Mable said...

The brick dry embossing makes a fabulous background for that ever so pretty wreath Loll x.