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!


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

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

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

  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!

  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


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