Thursday, 26 October 2017

Holly Wreath

I'm back with yet another Christmas card today.  Yes, I'm feeling the pressure of Christmas crafting - it took me most of the year until I felt in the mood to make Christmas cards and now time is running out!  To help the task along, we have a fabulous layered sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, designed by Kim Singdahlsen.

I decided to use a wreath for the topmost layer and stamped and colored this wreath from Hero Arts.  What is hard to see in the photo is that the wreath is layered and has extra holly leaves and berries popped up on foam tape.

I put little dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops on top of the berries on the popped up leaves to add some dimension and colored the ribbon with clear sparkle pen.  The sentiment comes from another Hero Arts set and was gold-embossed onto vellum.  The card base is Desert Storm and I chose the patterned paper to resemble a wooden door.

A short and sweet post today - so much to do at work and so little time.  Two days and counting before the big move!  Head on over and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch - you'll be glad you did.

Products used:

Stamps:  Santa's Door Accessories, Winter Hearth (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark
Cardstock:  Desert Storm, Vellum, X-Press It, Wood & Notebook Basics (Sn@p)
Dies:  Santa's Door Accessories (Hero Arts), Stitched Rectangle Stax, Blueprints 24 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Gold EP, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



I Card Everyone said...

Karren this is spectacular... LOve anything wood-grain - it's the perfect place for your beautiful wreath!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Karren! I love how you colored the holly and your red bow is stunning! I also love your gold embossing on the vellum panel and how you added Nuvo drops to the berries...such a lovely, festive creation!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh such a pretty holiday card! Love the embossed sentiment on the vellum and that wood background! The wreath is perfect.....I have some of those drops ordered.....hope I can make them work.....

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, love how you used the wood grain x

Jen Brum said...

What a gorgeous card Karren! I love the neutral colours and the bright, cheery wreath! The colours pop so nicely! Love the woodgrain paper too! So pretty for Christmas!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Some of my favorite colors for a Christmas card! The wreath looks right at home on the woodgrain background and embossed sentiments on vellum always look fabulous!

Kim S said...

I love that cheerful Christmas wreath on the woodgrain, vellum and kraft - an absolutely perfect Christmas combo.

Amy O said...

That beautiful wreath really pops against the neutrals. And I love the vellum paired with the kraft and woodgrain.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Karren! Your wreath is so pretty! Love the wood plank background and shimmery gold sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration!