18 Aug 2009

One of a Kind Christmas Wreath

I call this a one-of-a-kind because it's not a 'wreath stamp' but a combination of stamps stamped several times to make a wreath - clear as mud?!

Stamps sets used:
Autumn Days (#115452 $31.95 p. 92)
You can position the pine cone stamp so that it makes a perfect circle, and the red berries are also from this set.
Christmas Classics (#111566 $32.95 p. 33)
I used the holly from this set, although I would also suggest using the holly from Good Cheer (p. 34) or the small stamp from Gifts of Christmas (p. 37).

Inks used:
To give the wreath more fullness and substance I used Old Olive and a piece of stampin sponge to dab colour amongst the cones and a bit in the centre.
The cones were stamped with Close to Cocoa and coloured in with Creamy Caramel marker. I also coloured the pine needles with Old Olive, and stamped the holly leaves with the same. The berries were stamped in Real Red.

Cardstock used:
Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Old Olive on a Real Red card base.

Ribbon:
Very Vanilla Taffeta

Hope you like it!

10 comments:

  1. this is sooo stunning...thank you for reminding me to use several sets to get an elegant layout!

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  2. Beautiful card.
    Nice to meet someone from NS.
    I am adding you to my blog roll.

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  3. Carol, this card is super neat and very creative.

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  4. OOOOOOHHHHHH I love this.... I like to use tiny punched leaves to make a wreath on cards, with red rhinestone berrys..... I will have to try this one out!

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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    Becky
    LNSDemo

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  6. Carol, that is an absolutely stunning card! I love it! TFS! Mary

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