Friday, June 17, 2022

June CAS Christmas Reminder - Wreath

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for June's CAS Christmas Challenge - Wreath, hosted by Linda (Lin's Crafty Corner).

I used a piece of white card in my leftover to create a panel with the Christmas Wreaths stencil (STAMPlorations), sponging with two shades of green.  I thought about masking all those little berries, but in the end, it was just too much time, so I used Autumn Red Crystal drops (Nuvo) to add overtop to create my red berries.  Way quicker and worked great! :)  I finished by adding the panel to a bright green mini slimline card base.  Personally, I find the slimline size cards pretty big ... but have found the mini slimline to be a bit too small for me as well.  I definitely like my A2 cards the best. :)  I added a white heat embossed sentiment (Deco Christmas (retired) - Tim Holtz).

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Stamps:  Deco Christmas - retired (Tim Holtz)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Gumball Green card stock - retired (SU!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness; Versamark
Accessories:   Christmas Wreaths stencil (STAMPlorations), sponges, Autumn red crystal drops (Nuvo), White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas June Challenge - Wreath



19 comments:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love how you used the card Loll, a beautiful stencil and love the drops for the berries. The sentiment is so beautiful and stylish too.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stenciled wreath, Lolly. TFS the tip on using the Nuvo Drops for your red berries. Much easier:-) I do agree..I still like my A2 card designs the best. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

HilaryJane said...

You know I will always love anything green and this is no exception. what a beautiful wreath and a wonderful colour. don't blame you for not masking those berries, far too fiddly xx

Bobby said...

What a great idea to ink it all and use drops to cover the berries, Loll. I have a stencil that I could use that technique on. The green panel is so bright and matches the wreath leaves perfectly.

Colleen said...

Well, I do agree about the slimline cards, but I do like the mini slimline...not everything works for it though, but the size is pretty good for me! I love your card, Loll! That green is so very striking against the white with the wreath on it! Heart Hugs, Col

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty slimline, Loll! Love the simplicity and the bright festive green!

Susan said...

Great card! Love the slimline format with the thin bit of green at the top and the wide bit at the bottom. Beautifully stencilled wreath!

clelie said...

I am an A2 size girl but have fallen in love with the slimline (surprised me!☺) and love that they fit standard business size envelopes! Absolutely love your designs, Loll! TFS!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful modern style card! Love the sklimline:)

Julie B said...

Great inspiration Loll, love the trick with the Nuvo drops. I'm with you over slimline cards but this design works well. :)

Brenda said...

This mini slimline card is so pretty Loll, love the wreath and a great tip about the berries! The sentiment is a pair of fonts, I just love it as it looks vintage to me. Yes, I agree, regular slimline cards are too big and a mini slimline are on the small size, but between the two, I like the mini best. Still my go to card base is definitely the A2 size! Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

This wreath is so beautifully clean and simple Loll! Wonderful shaded leaves and so pretty framed in the green Slimline shape! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

A bright and lovely wreath mini slimline card, Loll! The shade of green is so good and unique, so I looked at your supply list. It was Gumball Green! That is my first Christmas green cardstock I bought from Stampin' Up! At that time I was not a big fan of the color because I wanted a standard green cardstock (like garden green) maybe because I was a total beginner. Now after some years, I truly appreciate this shade of green.
Using the crystal drops instead of masking small areas is a great idea, AND the shine is so pretty! I completely agree with you on the card sizes. :-)
Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

This wreath is so pretty the way you've colored it and perfect on the green background! Loving that sentiment too! You may want to look into Monarch size cards. They are in between the mini slimline and the larger ones. There are envelopes available in that size too.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, your mini slimline card looks wonderful with the green base and your beautiful wreath. Great sentiment :)

Marcia Hill said...

I'm not a fan of the large slimline cards either Loll, but have to admit that I am a BIG fan of the mini slimline since I discovered Gina K's Master Layouts #7 dies...they make it so much easier and I just love the finished look of the mini slimline! Your card turned out GORGEOUS!! I love the simplicity of the stenciled wreath on the white against that bright green card base, and your sentiment is one of my favorites that you use!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card. Beautiful stencilling. Using the Nuvo red drops for the berries was a brilliant idea. That sentiment is so cool.
I agree the slimline size is too big, but I don’t mind the mini. A2 is more economical anyway. 😉

TK said...

Beautiful! Wonderful blending, and such a pretty card

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, love the green, the sentiment font, the tall card... this is fabulous!