Friday, February 23, 2018

Easter Wreath

Happy Friday Cottage Cutz fans!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am.  It's Jeanne posting today and I have a card that I created from an inspiration challenge at Fusion Challenge blog.
For the challenge you can use the photo as inspiration or the sketch or both.  When I saw the wreath on the door I knew that the new Fresh Spring Floral die would be PERFECT. Here is the challenge:
Not only would the die be perfect, but I have a paper stack of "wood" papers!  I did not want my card to be dark so I picked a light color weathered wood paper and cut it to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (A2).
I love the color combination of yellow, lavender and purple.  It reminds me of Spring.  I cut the flowers from various shades of those colors and the foliage from two shades of green and Crumb Cake which matches the wood tone on the distressed wood panel.
I glued the two tone flowers together and used a marker to accent the centers of the tiny flowers.
Next I arranged all the wreath pieces on the upper portion of the panel leaving enough space for a sentiment strip.  I adhered all the pieces except for one of the larger purple flowers.  I set that aside. I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4 x 11 and scored it at 5 1/2 inches to make a top fold card.
I cut two strips 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches and heat embossed "Happy Easter" in both white and a metallic purple.  I wasn't sure which one I would like better.
I decided on the purple and glued it down letting the edges hang over the sides of the card. Then I trimmed it with my paper snips.  For short cuts like this I find that easier than using a paper trimmer.
I added the last large purple flowers by popping it off the card using a foam dot.  I added iridescent sequins that change from yellow to purple.  It really adds some sparkle to the wreath - almost like little berries!
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  The new Fresh Spring Floral die is very versatile - this could easily be made a thank you, birthday or thinking of you card just by changing the sentiments.  And by changing the colors you can match it to the seasons or your recipient's personal tastes.

For a limited time this die and all the new Spring dies are on sale!  Be sure to visit the website!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a pretty Easter wreath Jeanne - and your choice of color's are perfect for Spring- love these new dies

Janja said...

The background fits perfectly with the colors of the wreath. Beautiful card!

SugarShine Designs said...

Beautiful card. I enjoyed the use of your sequins in the wreath.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the yellow flowers and the wood grain background very pretty card!

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the rustic design with that wood paper, very pretty!

Karren said...

Gorgeous card and such a great take on the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

Joanne said...

Beautiful card Jeanne! I love your color choice.

Jeanne J. said...

Oh I think this is absolutely gorgeous ! You might just make me go shopping too for that wreath die! The wood papers and pretty flowers are so beautiful together!