Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. I can’t believe December is in full swing and I have so much left to do this month! How are you coming along with your Christmas preparations?
Our theme for today’s blog hop is “Holly Jolly Christmas” where we are using boughs, wreaths, or non-tree evergreens. I opted to create a beautiful wreath for you:
It was fun so use Stampin’ Up! Pigment Sprinkles on watercolor paper for the various color shades you see on my wreath. I used the die from the All-Around Wreath Dies to cut the shape and adorned the wreath with Red Rhinestone Jewels:
Let me show you how I made the wreath. I sprinkled the Granny Apple & Melon Mambo Sprinkles to a piece of Watercolor Paper and spritzed water to achieve this look:
I then waited for the Watercolor Paper to dry and yes, I was a little impatient and used my Heat Tool. Sshh, don’t tell. Once dry, I cut out the wreath shape using the die from All-Around Wreath Dies. The die does cut well through the Watercolor Paper after a few rolls through the Big Shot Machine:
To adhere the wreath to the front of my card, I added quite a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back as shown in the photo. I wanted some height to my wreath so the dimensionals were perfect:
Layers & Measurements:
- Card Base: Whisper White Cardstock 11″ x 4-1/4″. Score and fold at 5-1/2″.
- Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5″ x 3-3/4″. Emboss using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder. Set aside.
- Layer #3: Watercolor Paper-follow the steps above to create the wreath and glue wreath to layer #2.
- Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment on Vellum Cardstock using Real Red Ink. Cut close to the sentiment. Glue and tuck inside the wreath.
- Dots: Stamp the dotted image around the outside of the wreath with Old Olive Ink.
- Ribbon: Tie a knot using the Real Red Ruched Ribbon and trim the ends into a angle. Glue to wreath. The silver twine is from the November Paper Pumpkin kit, tied into a bow and glued to the red ribbon.
- Bling: Add Red Rhinestone Jewels to the wreath in clusters of three. Glue white layer to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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