Monday, January 5, 2015

CC511_CCC15 Clean and Layered Christmas Wreath

Hi Stampers! 

I hope you are having a great New Year so far!!  Instead of "resolutions" (which I always seem to break :-)), I like to set "goals" and this year one of my goals will be to create several Christmas cards per month…plus cards that have less layers and embellishments and that are easier to mail.... This past Christmas, I found that several of my cards were definitely hand delivery only :-)

This card was created using the Splitcoaststampers CC511 “Old CakeWhisperer” Color Challenge (Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White with a dessert option of ribbon) for the CCC15 Splitcoaststampers Christmas CardChallenge.  

If you not have already visited the Splitcoaststampers galleries yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- wonderful ideas from all! 

To create this Clean and Layered (CAL) card:

Emboss a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the retired Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (this piece was already embossed and in my scraps with a “reject” stamped image on the back- now, you know all of my secrets :-))

Trim the embossed Crumb Cake layer and mount onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.   

Ink the wreath image using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and color the image using retired SU! Watercolor Pencils and the Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blendabilities™.  Add highlights with a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen and shadows with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker. 

Carefully fussy-cut around the image and mount onto the Crumb Cake layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment from the retired Christmas Messages Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.

Add a piece of 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon and layer a piece of ¼” Green Satin Ribbon in the center.   Mount the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the entire panel to a piece of Old Olive cardstock and mount onto the Whisper White card front.

Stamp Sets: Christmas Messages, Evergreen Holiday (Inkadinkadoo)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, SU! Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Old Olive Collection, Stampin’ Write Sahara Sand marker, Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Accessories: Hexagon Punch, 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon, ¼” Green Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful Monday and stop by again soon… I will be on a new Design Team starting this week and will be sharing in the next few days :-)

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