Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another Wreath Card

I didn't realize it until Debi told me the other day... "You like wreaths yah?". I guess I do. I didn't think I did, but I guess I do use them a lot on my projects. Here's another Hero Arts holiday stamp that I picked up and yup... its a wreath! I thought it was more rustic looking and that I could use it for "manly" christmas cards. The challenge was to figure out what color to ink up the image. After discussing it with Debi, I decided it was best to ink it up in brown and add the green to the wreath using my copics. I tried it out on white cardstock, but decided to try it out on kraft- since its all the rage. I liked the results a lot on the kraft, so I stuck with that. To jazz it up a bit, I added some gold stickles to the needles. It reminds me of those fake pines that you can decorate your home with. Love it! Too bad you can't see the glitter in the photos that well. Here's the result... Since it was screaming for a sentiment, I chose a banner from my new favorite stamp set by Lawn Fawn. It is so easy to stamp and cut out and looks really cute. I chose a Hero Arts sentiment from an old clear set. The wreath still needed something, so I used the two doves from the same banner set and cut them out to put on the wreath. For a touch of color, I added a small punched red heart between them. Never thought I'd use those doves, but they came in handy here! Supplies:
  • Wreath stamp- Hero Arts
  • Doves and banner stamp- Lawn Fawn
  • Sentiment- Hero Arts
  • Heart hand punch
  • Stickles- red and gold


Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty Jenny, luv the wreath card..
Have a great day!

Amy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, and I think you did an excellent job getting the glitter to show up in the pic! It's a great touch to the wreath!

eunice said...

Such a pretty wreath! The brown ink was an excellent choice, and using the copics over it really makes your wreath look artsy, kind of like its been brush painted. I like the gold glitter too...pulls everything together and makes your card look so warm and inviting!

smallangels said...

Love your cards and your blog is really cute. I have been following you for a while, and wanted to share the Versatile Blog Award. Dawn