Monday, November 17, 2014

CCNS59: Rustic Wreath

One of my favorite Christmas decorations are Christmas wreaths.  There's just something about them.  I love them on cards too.  Today I'm sharing a card I made making a grapevine wreath against bricked background. To make the brick background, I sponged some Wild Honey on the edges and corners of my embossing folder.  It's a great way to get ink into the debossed area to give textured cards more dimension.  To make my wreath, I first die-cut the grapevine wreath from Cottage Cutz in brown.  I had made the 3 poppies and their leaves from Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia.  After laying them on the wreath, it as a little bare so I added some sprigs from Impression Obsession Pine Branch.  For some shimmer on my card, I added Aztec gold glitter to the center of my blooms as well as brushing each petal with my Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  I hope you like my card and will play along in this week's Classy Cards 'n Such Christmas Blooms challenge.

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, wreath, poinsettia, Impression Obsession, card

Diana Nguyen, poinsettia

Dies:  Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia, Cottage Cutz Grapevine Wreath, and Impression Obsession Pine Branch
Ink:  Distress Ink Wild Honey
Accessories:  Brick embossing folder, Aztec gold glitter, gold floss, and Wink of Stella Glitter Pen  

Other challenges I am playing in: