Sunday, 4 December 2016

WPlus9 wreath Christmas card


Hello everyone and welcome to the December Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where our theme this time is 'wreath'.





 I expect that by now we are all on the last push to get our Christmas cards finished, and I set up a little assembly line to make several copies of my wreath card. Once you have the the materials out it is really easy to repeat each stage and it feels so good to see the little pile of cards you have assembled at the end. This is the card I made:-





I started by stamping and white embossing the foliage wreath from the wonderful WPlus9 Woodland Wreaths stamp set onto Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado card. This stamp set has a matching berry stamp, and I stamped and embossed this with red glitter powder to add some sparkle, on top of the white foliage. I also stamped several of the leafy boughs and red bows. The stamp set has a coordinating die set which would make the next step much easier, but I decided earlier this year to not get the dies for every stamp set I buy ( in a sadly futile attempt to reduce my craft spending!), so I then took all my wreaths, boughs and bows and spent a happy 20 minutes fussy cutting them out.


I mounted my wreath onto some pretty PTI paper and stamped the red greeting from PTI Think Big Favourites #20 underneath before layering it up on the base card. To finish off, I stamped and die cut the banner from Simon Says Stamps Holiday Folded Banner set and adhered it across the wreath, and although it hasn't photographed well, I added some glitter to the stars on the patterned paper for some extra sparkle. By the way, the red layer on the card isn't actually a layer but thin strips of card butted up to the patterned paper. I love the PTI pure poppy card but it is very expensive to post card from the USA so I have to conserve my supplies!

Why not head over to the HLS blog to get some more inspiration for those last minute cards. You'll also get some inspiration if you jump over to Kylie' blog where she is hosting a 12 days Christmas Cards Challenge.




I'd like to play along with






I do love wreaths and if you do too, here is a link to the more modern wreath card I made for our June Christmas Challenge in case you missed it

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

18 comments:

  1. Wow Carol this card is so striking. I absolutely love the wreath and how vibrant it looks.

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  2. Hello Carol, Great card. I love the bright colors, it is so joyful.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  3. Love the way you stamped and heat embossed in white on the green cs! A great switch from stamping in green on white! And I love the glittery berries!

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  4. Hi Carol! Oh your card is beautiful! I love the banner across that pretty wreath ... Stay warm!

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  5. A beautiful wreath! Love the white over the green with the tiny red berries, and must look up this product. It's made a wonderful CAS card with loads of texture, color and festive details - and good to know it can be assembly lined easily too. TFS & Hugs

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  6. Super card Carol. Loving your greens and reds, especially those tiny little berries, bet they sparkle beautifully in real life. Love that modern June wreath too!

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  7. Love this design--perfect for mass production and mailing also. Such a beautiful wreath, and the sentiment is great in red.

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  8. What a lovely card!! I really like that you embossed that wreath in white on colored card stock. It looks fabulous!! I have this stamp set but have never used it. I think I am going to dig it out now!!

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  9. I LOVE this wreath, Carol. The embossing is wonderful and the colours on this card perfectly festive! Thanks so much for playing along in my 12 Days of Christmas Cards challenge xx

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  10. Beautiful card! I love your wreath!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  11. Beautiful wreath and a great design! Thanks for sharing at The Christmas Card Challenges!

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  12. Carol, I love your wonderful wreath. Love that you embossed the greens in white on green CS. Looks great. Lots of texture in those berries. The background paper is perfect. Stephanie L, HLS Christmas DT.

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  13. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  14. Beautiful Wreath card. Love your design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Judy DT

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  15. This is lovely Carol. I like the stamp you have used too

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  16. What a stunning wreath ..... love the white embossing. xx

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  17. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge, hope you will join us again!
    Hugs
    Belinda
    belinda-lovestamping.blogspot.com

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  18. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

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Thanks,
Carol x

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