Good morning dear Bloggers. Today I shall be finishing off the gift wrapping and writing my list for the last minute food shopping, which I'll need to do at the start of next week. Not a lot of crafting time for me right now, but I have a few projects created over the past couple of weeks which I'll share with you in the coming days. I warn you in advance that if you are in a state of 'Christmas card overload' my next few posts will probably make you groan !
Anyhoo, that said here's today's project
For this card I created the wreath using a Martha Stewart frond punch, punching out loads from two different colours of green cardstock. (whilst punching out the fronds, my MS punch broke into pieces - oh no ! it's one of my favourites and 'go to' punch for many uses. I had to get online immediately to find a replacement, which luckily I did via Ebay although the seller was in the US. It arrived very quickly which was fantastic).
I seem to be having a few 'disasters' with my crafting tools at the moment, managed to cut through my Splodge Mat last week at the workshop, and now 'exploding' my favourite punch ! Hopefully I won't destroy anything else - for a while at least !
As a base for the wreath I cut a scalloped circle using a nestie and a scrap of light greet card which had sparkly dots all over (if you look closely you can just see some of the dots). I then glued each of the separate fronds around the edge, ensuring I kept to a circular shape, to create the wreath effect. I worked round three times adding layers of fronds applying glue to just the bottom tip of each frond for the top two layers to create depth and dimension.
I added a bow at the top, tied using a small length of narrow ribbon. The sentiment in the centre was stamped using a Little Claire's stamp and SU! Raspberry Ripple ink, the 'heart' shape in the centre coloured using a gold Wink of Stella pen. Using Frosted Lace Stickles I then added a snow effect to the top layer of fronds.
Finally, I attached the wreath layer to the base card, which had been covered with a piece of red and white striped paper.
This is a very simple design, but I was pleased with the finished result. As it's the card I made to give to my Hubby, it's not too 'fancy' or 'fussy' as he's not a fan of overly embellished cards. He loved it, so that was a great result in my book !
Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today. Have a great day.