Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Fall Wreath

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for the last week. I was busy cleaning and cooking preparing for Thanksgiving, and then recuperating the rest of the weekend. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! It was absolutely gorgeous on Thanksgiving here in Kansas. About 70 degrees I believe, but now it's feeling much more like the beginning of winter with the highs in the 40's. Anyway...on to a card. Here is a fall Thank You card that I created for sketch challenge SCCSC90 on Stampin' Connection.

Stamps: Warmest of Wishes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
DSP: Spice Cake
Ink: Early Espresso
Markers: More Mustard, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Neutrals Brads, Stampin' Sponge, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is the sketch that was created by yours truly:

The card base is Cajun Craze cardstock that was cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4". The outside edges of the card were sponged with Early Espresso ink. Next six Very Vanilla panels were cut at 1 7/8" x 1 1/2". Then three different patterns of Spice Cake DSP were cut at 1 5/8" x 1 1/4". The edges of the DSP and the Very Vanilla cardstock were all sponged with Early Espresso ink. The DSP was adhered on top of the Very Vanilla panels and these layers were adhered to the card front spaced as evenly as possible.

Next the image from Warmest of Wishes was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The leaves were colored in with More Mustard and Pool Party markers, I used the Early Espresso marker to touch up some of the leaves that didn't get stamped as clearly. The center of the wreath was punched out with the 1" Circle punch. A larger punch would have really worked better for this, but I didn't have the right one. So instead I punched several times with the 1" circle punch and trimmed a little bit with my Paper Snips to get a nearly perfect circle in the center of my wreath. Then the entire wreath was punched out with the 2 3/8" Scalloped Cirlce punch. The outside and inside edges of the wreath were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

The wreath was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. A bow was tied in Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and the bow was adhered at the top of the wreath with a mini glue dot. Next the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. The greeting was punched out with the Word Window punch. The Modern Label punch was used on a scrap of Pool Party cardstock. Both labels were sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink. The greeting label was adhered to the Pool Party modern label. The Paper Piercer and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole in each end of the label and a bronze brad was added in each hole. The label was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

That's it! I think the part that took the longest was all the sponging, but I really wanted the added depth that the sponging provides.

Thanks for stopping by!