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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Joyful Wreath

I love a blue Christmas.  Well, not exactly a blue Christmas; I mean who wants that?  But I do love using blue for Christmas cards.  See what I mean?

This was one of the cards created for my Only Christmas Cards party, and participants liked the color contrast (not just red and green!).

The Wondrous Wreath stamp set quickly made it to my "have to have it" list last July when I first played with it at Convention.  I loved the two-step stamping of the main wreath and the accent leaves.  And with the matching Wonderful Wreath framelits, it all came together beautifully.

This wreath was stamped in Marina Mist, and the second layer was stamped with Versamark.  It was then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  Finally, the Night of Navy berries were added.

Here's a hint when stamping the wreath--start by cutting out the inside of the wreath.  It's much easier to line up the wreath with the opening in the center.  And once you play with this a little, it's a cinch to stamp the second layer (especially since both the stamps and the framelits have "tabs" that you match up). 

The card base is Night of Navy, with a thin layer of Marina Mist.  The Whisper White layer is embossed with the Filigree Frame embossing folder, and then a Tea Lace Doily becomes the base of the wreath.

Hard to see in this photo, "Joy" was cut from Silver Foil Sheets using one of the two words included in the framelits (there is also "Noel").  And we used Silver Foil Sheets to cut the bow.

A pretty card for a "blue Christmas".

All items used can be purchased here.

What have you created today?

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