Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas Wreath


I've just added another Christmas card to my collection - yay!  This one is inspired by this fabulous image at Curtain Call:


I found the instructions for making the background from visiting Benzi's blog (check out her gorgeous card!) where she refers to this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  I was really pleased with how easy it was to create, and I love the result.  I scored the card to make planks before I started swooshing the inks - that way, the gaps stay clean.  I made the wreath by stamping the pine boughs, then cutting them out and adhering them to a ring made from card.  The berries are done with Liquid Pearls.

I've used the colour scheme from Dynamic Duos:


ETA: In between starting and finishing this post, a friend called, a bottle of wine was opened, and Dynamic Duos closed.  C'est la vie!

The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is embossing:

CFC119: Use dry or heat embossing on your Clean And Simple project.

And the challenge at Simon Says Wednesday challenge is

KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Stamp: Stampendous Retro Ornament Set
Ribbon: stash
Sentiment bar: stash

14 comments:

  1. WOW! The background almost steals the show, it's so beautiful, but that lovely wreath holds its own, too! Gorgeous!

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  2. LOVE that background (and your wreath too!!). I saw Benzi's card yesterday and knew I wanted to check out the tutorial, but haven't had a chance yet. Now I know that I HAVE TO GET ON IT!! I love how your woodgrain turned out ... the colors are gorgeous. And it is a perfect background to show off your beautiful wreath. Great job! Loll xx

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  3. Wowsa! You did a great job with that background! And your wreath is really cool! Just love it!

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  4. This is gorgeous, Shirley! I love the woodgrain background and the wreath with the berries. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  5. That really is such a cool background, Shirley ... a perfect backdrop for the dimensional wreath! Wine v challenge deadline ... ummm ... good choice! Anita :)

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  6. A gorgeous card Shirley, a stunning woodgrain background - so beautifully done and sets off the fabulous wreath perfectly!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  7. WOW! I love this card! Your wreath on the background paper is so gorgeous!

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  8. Wow - it looks like you lifted the weathered planks right off the inspiration photo and placed them on your amazing card!!! Your distress 'ink swooshing' is beautiful! Love the sheer ribbon bow - such a stark and effective contrast to the background! Beautiful job Shirley :)

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  9. I agree, Shirley, that background is astonishing! Awesome job using Benzi's tutorial!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Prosit! No kidding that inspiration photo (specifically the wood) is incredibly yummy. Was your Gelli at work here too? I'm playing just with an acrylic block and just saw this about using a plastic bag. Genius (cuz flexible) I think.
    http://alisaburke.blogspot.de/2013/11/plastic-bag-printmaking.html

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  11. This is really super pretty! I love the 'fence' and the wreath looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  12. Stunning - I love the rustic feel! Adding the embossed panels was a good idea!

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  13. This card is super fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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