The inspiration for this card came from Sandi MacIver at stampingwithsandi.com…thanks Sandi! I watched her video (she is such a hoot!) and decided to make a few of these cards to mail to friends. I even came up with a smaller silver version I used in class and will show that version tomorrow.
Here’s the card…
The stamp set used here is Stippled Blossom…can you find it? Not even a Christmas stamp set, but the wreath is made from the smallest leaf stamp in this set. This card is 5 x 5 and I made the envelope with the envelope punch board out of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock and lined the envelope with a pattern from the Season of Style DSP. The gold glitter layer is 4 1/2 square and the last layer in Very Vanilla is 4 1/4″ square. Use your circle framelits to center a pencil drawn circle on this layer. This will give you an even line to follow when stamping the leaf in Baked Brown Sugar. Once you have your wreath stamped, use your eraser to get rid of your pencil line.
Now I have to admit Sandi used a very small punch to make gold glitter spots to glue all over the wreath. I know they don’t show up well in photography, but they are there and look beautiful! In class some of the girls got frustrated with this step, so we used small spots of Crystal Effects and sprinkled glitter. It works great. Either way, you’ll love the way the wreath sparkles. The sentiment is from the Joyful Christmas stamp set and is in Baked Brown Sugar ink also. We used the circle framelits to cut out the center for our wreath and added a linen thread bow.
Yes this card takes additional postage because of its size, but surely whoever receives it will know they were especially thought of during the holiday. Drop back in tomorrow and see the smaller, silver version of this card.
Hope you find some inspiration in today’s post.
Here’s your B-ism for today…”Smile today, tomorrow could be worse!”
Come on, let’s get inky together…