Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A Wreath on a Card

Todays card is one I've made for my parents, now my Mom is extremely bias when it comes to anything I do but... she's not fooling me when she views my cards.  I allow her to think she is but I secretly know she's not a fan of my CAS cards so for this one, I've thrown everything bar the kitchen sink at it just because I know it'll make her smile everytime she walks past it :) 


I started by making the wreath, which is pretty easy.  You just draw two circles, one inside the other and cut it out, then wrap string around it, as if you were making a pompom.  I decided to use a couple of yards each time because I had a cat wafting a paw at me and eyeing the ball of string with malicious intent, crafting with a mischievous cat is not for the faint hearted.

I also cut another circle on kraft card and one out of the music sheet which I glued together then attached the wreath to that using a glue gun as string can be somewhat stubborn.  The patterned papers have all been distressed before layering.  I then set about cutting out the dies, for the poinsettia I used the music sheet, again adhering kraft card behind it because its really flimsy, then inked them using various shades of red, brown and green and a few white paint splatters... just because!



The reindeer was an after thought and actually I really like him nestled amongst all the other die cuts and that's it, my fussy throw everything at it especially for my Mom.

Challenge Links...

Holly and Ivy - Anything Goes Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Craft Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Pixies Crafty Workshop - Use Snippets (yup lots)

Supplies:  8x8" card base, My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly patterned paper, BG Wassail snippets, Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia & mini Holiday greens dies, MB dandelion die, unbranded reindeer die and sentiment, green satin ribbon from local Haberdashery, music sheets (purchased from local charity shop), Tim Holtz distress inks in vintage photo/tea dye and various Whispers ink pads in reds and greens and Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

16 comments:

  1. beautiful card that I am sure your mum will love. Clever idea with the wreath and string and your lovely scene backed with the music paper...love it! x

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  2. I think it's gorgeous - all the elements work beautifully and I love how you've used music paper.

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  3. I am so impressed with this wonderful card Claire, such carefully chosen die cuts and the reindeer looks very happy!! Your Mum will love it xx

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  4. Fabulous card, Claire. I love the poinsettia made with the music paper. It sounds like you Mum will think it's just perfect! xx

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  5. This is a super Christmas card and great that you've made it to suit the recipient - something worth remembering!!

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  6. Stunning card Claire! I just love that you coloured the music paper - why have I never thought to do that - and then cut the poinsettias as well! Wonderful

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Your mom has good taste! :) I'm a kitchen sink kinda cardmaker and this has me googley eyed! I love the string wreath and the beautiful flower. Baking on kraft was a smart idea. This has all of my happy Christmas elements combined, a true winning design! Hugs, Autumn

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  8. Your mom is going to love every glimpse she has of this lovely card! I just love that wreath you created - so clever and pretty!

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  9. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 359 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

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  10. Aw Claire, loved this post, big Aussie sunshiny hugs for your mum too... I think this is a stunning card.
    I’m funny, I love CAS, but I also love fussy too. So always do both, have no fixed style at all in my crafting, can fly off at any tangent!!!! :D
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  11. I love it and I'm sure she will. Though it's busy it all tones and works together rather than fighting. The foliage corner is just lovely and I'd never thought of wrapping string like that, with or without cat help. x

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  12. What a beautiful card and I'm sure your Mum will be truly impressed with this beauty!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  13. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx

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  14. love your throw everything at the card card - it is beautiful - I am sure it makes her smile

    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  15. It's fantastic Claire. I'm sure your Mum will be over the moon when she sees it. Barbxx

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  16. so many wonderful details on your project - love it - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

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