Friday 16 December 2022

Simple Christmas Wreath

Good Morning.
Today's card features this lovely new Layered Holly Wreath stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
A really nice one and perfect to do some stencil shifting to get a nice, full look to the wreath.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of cardstock 4" square.  I placed the Layered Holly Wreath onto my cardstock, centering it in the middle and inked it up with some  Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.
  • I shifted the stencil slightly and inked it up again, this time using some Lucky Clover and some rustic Wilderness DOX ink.  It made for a fuller looking wreath.
  • I removed the holly stencil and laid the berries over the leaves and inked up with some Candied Apple DOX ink.  I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • When the piece was dry, I die cut a circle from the center.  
  • I stamped the sentiment onto a circle die cut and set aside.
  • I glued the stenciled piece onto some shiny red cardstock, it looks black but is really red, and then glued it onto a 4 1/4" card base.
  • I popped the sentiment back into the middle area.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- HOLLY and IVY
The Sisterhood of Crafters- TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS (red and green)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Merry Christmas (Recollections)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Infinity Circle Dies (Hero Arts); white Posca pen;
foam tape; Misti


Diane said...

Beautifully created!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood and Stencil Fun!
Diane TSH DT and SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}
{Stencil Fun}

Pat said...

I love a Christmas wreath and this stencilled one is so pretty Karen, and I love the mix of greens with the bright red berries, and a wonderful ornate sentiment in the centre. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So beautiful, love the stencilling Karen.
Faith x

AlisonC said...

I love stencils and this wreath is so clever. Very festive and the shiny red is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.

Darlene said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Karen! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


PS ... thanks for also sharing this beauty with us over on the Sisterhood of Crafters! Good Luck & Happy Holidays!

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, I love the wreath stencil and your pretty design and colours, Kate x

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous holiday wreath ... so glad you joined our Holly & Ivy Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

dj said...

Elegant holiday wreath!! Your stencil is perfect for our Holly & Ivy challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us!! #SOS485

lauren bergold said...

Such a beautiful wreath and I love how the round sentiment accents it perfectly. Thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (Holly & Ivy!) STASH with us this time!

Lori m said...

Gorgeous Christmas wreath card, Happy Holidays, hugs, Lori m