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.

Very Vanilla Taffeta

Hope you like it!

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