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Monday, April 17, 2017

Holiday Cheer Wreath

Hey everyone - I'm back after a fun Easter weekend to share a Christmas card with a wreath on it. That's Linda's challenge over at Merry Monday this week.

I just love wreaths - always have a seasonal one on my front door! I decided to use a fun Hero Arts color layering set that I hadn't used fully until today. With the MISTI, stamping the wreath and decorations was a breeze. Here's my card:

Holiday Cheer wreath
Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, the Paper Studio Christmas Glitter
Stamps - Hero Arts CL907 Color Layering Wreath
Inks - Hero Arts reds & greens from various My Monthly Hero kits, plus Emerald Green from AF394 Color Layering Peacock Ink Cubes, and Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Dies - Hero Arts Color Layering Wreath Frame Cuts; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Frames
Embossing folder - Richard Garay Knitted Pattern
Other - foam tape, Michael's gems, Hero Arts red metallic accents

I had tried the layered wreath previously and I didn't line it up very well. Today, it went much better but I still ended up rotating one layer and restamping so I had four layers instead of three. My decor items had too wide a white border for my taste, given the small wreath, so I trimmed them down before adhering. I popped the outside frame up with foam tape but the inside frame was flush on the embossed background. I also popped up the wreath and then another layer for the bow.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the Merry Monday Design Team - fabulous creations this week!! I have a bunch more wreath supplies so I might try another design later in the week. Meanwhile, I still plan to make a duplicate of this card for charity - just haven't finished die cutting all the elements yet.

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!


Lin said...

So pretty, Linda, love the glitzy frames and the embossing around your sweet wreath!

Rosemary said...

another fabulous take on the mm inspiration, linda!! so clever to use that embossing folder for the background as it looks just like little bricks!!

Cindy C. said...

That is a beautiful wreath!! And the glittery red frames and white embossed background is awesome too!!

Greta said...

Just beautiful, Linda! I love all your panels, the dry embossing & that wonderful wreath! Hope you had a great Easter!

Marcia HIll said...

What a lovely wreath Linda and I notice you even have a little fruit (berries) on it too! :0) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Carmen said...

Great card Linda.

Jean said...

That glitter paper is so festive!

Loll said...

Adorable wreath, Linda. Love the added sparkle from your double framing. xx

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards for Merry Monday this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty wreath, Linda! And I love those red and white layers! Wow!

Cheryl S said...

Beautiful card, Linda! I love the frames with the wreath. It reminds me of a festive holiday door :)

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty Linda, I love the layers.