Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Remarkable Wreath

I LOVE the stamp set Remarkable Wreath.  It's so simple.  We're making this card this month at card class.  It also uses the Cricut cartridge, which makes is super easy.  But if you don't have a Cricut, you can just use a square or circle around the wreath, that would be pretty, too.  OR if you love to cut, you could cut closely around the entire wreath.  (I am definitely not that person.)

Inspired by Lisa Combs

I embellished the flowers with the Stardust Glitz Gitter Gel (it's hard to see, but adds a lot) and embellished the card with Mocha Opaques.  You could easily make lots of these for Christmas or holiday cards...or even every day cards (minus the Christmas sentiment).  (Be careful with the Mocha Opaques if you are mailing these cards - they stick up quite a ways...your post office might not like them too much.  Using a bitty brad might hold up better in the mail system.)

The tricky part about the wreath stamp set is that the "sticks" on the wreath are in the circle shape, but the flowers (or berries or leaves) are only a 1/2 circle.  Before stamping on your project, I would practice on a piece of scratch paper, to make sure you know how your flowers (or whatever) are going to come together.  And ALWAYS stamp first, glue last.  Then, if you mess up, you can just throw away (or turn over) the one piece of paper, not an entire card that you just spent time assembling.

Have fun!  Lisa

Supplies Used:
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (Z1686, $99 - includes 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 Dimensional Elements sets)
Colonial White and Cocoa Card Stock
Roxie Paper pack (X7140B, $9.95)
Remarkable Wreath (C1473, $13.95)
Card Chatter - Christmas (D1388, $17.95
Smoothie Stamp Pad (Z2196, $5.25)
Cocoa Stamp Pad (Z2114, $5.25)
Mocha Opaques (Z1333, $2.95)
Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1313, $2.75)
Sponge (Z697, $1.25)



This card is truly beautiful. I love the shape from the Cricut and the colors you used. What a special Christmas card using non-traditional colors. Way to go! :-)