Friday, March 9, 2012

Merry Monday #10

Today I've got another Christmas card for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #10.  Went with the "traditional" colors on this one.  I'm really enjoying working on these cards each week.  Not too sure how I'll be feeling in July but for now it's totally fun.

The card base is Naturals White card stock.  I added a layer of Garden Green card stock and then a layer of the retired Frostwood Lodge 
designer paper.  The top corners of a piece of Naturals White card stock were punched with the Corner Punch and matted to a piece of Cherry  Cobbler card stock that had also been punched on the top corners.  This was attached to the card front.  To make the wreath, I cut a 1-1/4" circle out of a piece of Garden Green card stock.  I then centered that in the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, punched, and ended up with a green ring.  The leaves were punched out of Garden Green card stock using the leaf and branch from the Bird Builder Punch.  They were attached to the green ring with multipurpose glue.   Dimensionals were used to add the wreath to the card.  I made a double bow with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and added it with a glue dot.  Basic Pearls were colored with a permanent marker and added to the wreath.  The sentiment from the Many Merry Messages stamp set was heat embossed on Naturals White card stock with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  This was matted with both Frostwood Lodge designer paper and Garden Green card stock.  Three Garden Green brads were added under the sentiment and the whole thing popped up with dimensionals on the card.  I also added a small pearl colored with a permanent marker as a dot over the "i".  That's it for another Merry Monday challenge.  Stop by Lesley's blog and take the challenge.  May a wonderful weekend be waiting for you with some time for creative fun.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Many Merry Messages (#116586)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Naturals White Card Stock (#102316); Garden Green Card Stock (#102584); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Bird Builder Punch (#117191); 3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861); 1-3/4" Circle Punch (#119850)
The Finishing Touches:  Basic Pearls (#119247); Cherry Cobbler/White Baker's Twine (#123125); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); Regals Brads (#119737); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Mini Glue Dots (#103683)



Catie Cuddles said...

I love the wreath ... So textural! Great card.. I am now obsessed with Christmas cards thanks to this challenge! Great isn't it!

Bonnie said...

I love your wreath and appreciate your putting down the steps to build it. I'd like to try it. I love your choice of papers and sentiment too.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Patti! You did a wonderful job creating the wreath!

Lesley said...

Just fabulous Patti, love the wreath you created, it is really pretty!

Diane said...

I love how you created this wreath! Very, very clever. Love your blog and look forward to more terrific creations. Blessings, Diane

Nance Leedy said...

What a fantastic, festive wreath Patti! I love how full it is just like a real evergreen one. Great use of the sketch too and the dsp is the perfect choice. Great card! :-)

Dale Morin said...

Patti, Your wreath is beautiful. Great job once again. TFS