Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday Wreath

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

Well, it's 2 weeks until Christmas. I can't even believe it as I am typing this blog post. Are you in panic mode yet? I am so behind with all I want to do and I am still making Christmas cards. This one is on the CAS side and would be very easy to create about 10 of them quickly. Are you getting a hint here on how many I need (lol)?

So if you still need some cards here is an idea for you. Let's get started with some details on how I made this one.

Kraft Card Base: 4" x 5"
Kraft Pierced Wide Rectangle: 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Vanilla Sentiment Layer: 3 7/8" x 4 7/8"

I wanted to make a card with a wreath and the Holiday Wreath was just perfect for what I had in mind for my card. I cut it out 2x in a ivy green textured cardstock. This cardstock is a lighter weight and I thought it needed a little more dimension. I layered the 2 wreaths together with Ranger multi-matte medium. 
Next I cut my frame from Kraft cardstock with the pierced wide rectangle set.  I decided not to use the smaller cardinals on the above picture but I did use the bow from the Holiday Mason Jar die set for my wreath. I went for the bigger cardinal from the Cardinals & Birdhouse die set. I stamped a seasons greetings sentiment in red ink and that took care of all the pieces I needed for my card.
Now that everything is cut I started the assembly of my card. I was going for the tone-on-tone look so I used dimensional foam tape on my frame to lift it off the card base. It gives it a little more depth since the card base is also Kraft. I attached the vanilla layer to the back of the frame with double sided tape.
On my wreath I used some red half pearls for berries. I used foam tape just at the top of the wreath to attach it. I didn't want it to be flush against the vanilla layer. The cardinal was placed in the center to complete this card. This close up shows the detail on the wreath as well as the cardinal. If you click any of the photos it will give a bigger image.
That's it for me for this Saturday. I hope I have given you some inspiration using the holiday wreath die. So until next time........inky hugs!!!


Joanne said...

Beautiful card Mary...I love this!!

Lois said...

Lovely card, Mary!

creative lady said...

Beautiful wreath!

Tam said...

nice card! I just recently got that cardinal set w/birdhouse. :)

Janja said...

I love this beautiful card, Mary.

Anita Kejriwal said...

Such beautiful card .