I used the Wonderful Wreath and Expressions Thinlits Dies to create my card share today. My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #102.
I started by embossing a panel of Crumb Cake card stock with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I adhered a strip of Season of Style DSP to a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock, then to the Crumb Cake panel with SNAIL. Then I adhered a strip of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon to the panel with SNAIL and I adhered the embossed panel to the Cherry Cobbler card base with SNAIL.
I stamped the Wonderful Wreath image in Old Olive ink on a Whisper White panel, cut it out with my Paper Snips and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL. I adhered a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock, cut out the sentiment with the Expressions Thinlits Die and adhered it to the card front. Then I colored 8 little rhinestones with my red Sharpie marker and adhered them to the wreath.
I wanted to reduce some of the bulk from the bow so rather than tying a traditional bow, I looped a piece of ribbon (made a flat “S” shape) then tied a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the middle to cinch it together a little.
This is that back side of my bow. I clipped the Baker’s Twine ends very short once I’d tied the knot to hold it together.
I finished the card by adhering the bow with a Glue Dot to the card front, then adhering a Frosted Finishes Embellishment over the center of the bow using a Glue Dot to secure it.
I finished the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment from the Merry Little Christmas stamp in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Whisper White panel, then adhering a thin strip of the Season of Style DSP with SNAIL.
And I just did a quick count of my holiday cards this year, this card makes 18 completed so far for me. How are you doing on your holiday card stack?
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Wonderful Wreath (132748 wood only)
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders: Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171); Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150); Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (132135); Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (126953)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Red Sharpie Marker
Card Stock & Cuts: Cherry Cobbler (119685) - 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Expressions Thinlits die cut; Crumb Cake (120953) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White (100730) – hand cut wreath; Season of Style Designer Series Paper (132340) – 1-5/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Glue Dots (103683); Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (120805)
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