Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas wreath

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Patti has chosen: Stamp on Your Envelope
And here is the card I created:
Actually, I created three little cards that will be perfect for adding to some teacher gifts.  I had these little 4x4 square cards and a paper pack designed to go with them.  They have been sitting on my work area for a long time, as I've been trying to think of a way to use them.  For some reason, this challenge seemed the right time.  I kept everything really simple.  I stamped, colored, fussy cut and popped up the wreath and added it to the cards that I had covered with one of the papers (didn't even have to cut them as they were designed to go with the cards).  I stamped the sentiment, cut it out and adhered it directly to the base.  Then all I had to do was add some wink of stella to the bow, and add some red nuvo drops and they were finished.  I tried two different designs on the envelopes (which I made to fit with my Envelope Punch Board).  I think I prefer the first, but they both work nicely. 
For the first design I stamped the wreath in the center with a very light gray ink, then stamped the sentiment over top in a darker gray ink.
 For the second design, I stamped the wreath in the corner with the darker gray ink, stamping off once first and then stamped the sentiment with the same gray ink.
Below is a close up of the bow, you can see a little bit of the sparkle from the wink of stella.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Wreath" and "Christmas"

Creative Moments #131--anything goes with the optional twist: ribbons or bows (bow in my image)
Ink To Paper, The Joy of Card Making week--card set
Creative Knockouts #326--Winter/holiday
Southern Girls--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #241--Christmas or winter
Crafty Catz #485--anything goes with the optional twist: CAS
Alphabet Challenge--R is for Ribbon (in my image)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #466--anything goes with the optional twist: things with wings (I did not use the twist)


Glittered Paws said...

What darling 4 x 4 cards - the the wreath is perfect for this size. Great job on fussy cutting. Then the envelope is perfect for this cute card.

Esther Asbury said...

What adorable mini cards! Love the traditional colors and the polka-dot background!

Lori Podolsky said...

Your little cards are so sweet and darling, Heather. The teachers will be in for a treat, for sure! xx

Donna said...

Not one but a set of three darling cards, like the sparkle on the wreathes and the background paper makes the wreath stand out beautifully! Envelopes are pretty too!

Laurie Unger said...

Your little cards are darling and the matching envie's are also very cute! Awesome job!

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Creative Knockouts Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Ine (DT)

Billie A said...

Pretty wreath and papers. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

Dawn Phillips said...

Beautiful card. Love the bit of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x