This card was made for a Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge with the optional theme of "non traditional Christmas".
The card base is Stampin' Up! (SU) Crumb Cake cardstock. The main panel is SU Mint Macaron cardstock that was embossed using a Darice woodgrain embossing folder which I had inked up the inside with SU Crumb Cake ink before running through my embossing machine.
The embossed panel was glued to the card base with Tombow.
The wreath was stamped using the 3-step stamping set from SU called "Wondrous Wreath" onto SU Whisper White cardstock. The first set of leaves were stamped with SU Mint Macaron ink, the second set of leaves were stamped with SU Crumb Cake, and the berries were stamped with Versamark. The card was then dusted with gold embossing powder and heat embossed. Because the tan ink wasn't completely dry when I dusted the card, the tan leaves also were embossed. The wreath was then die cut using the set's matching dies. It was mounted on the embossed panel using adhesive foam strips.
The sentiment was created using one of the stamps from SU "Happy Scenes" with Versamark ink onto white cardstock. I dusted with the same gold powder and heat set. The sentiment was cut out using a paper trimmer, as was the tan mat. I hand-cut the flagged notch on the right side of both the white and tan pieces using paper snips.
The "ribbon" is DMC embroidery thread in a metallic aqua to complement the mint green ink and paper. The button was from my stash. I used a pair of wire cutters to cut off the loop on the back of the button, and rubbed it on sandpaper to make the back of the button flat. It was attached with a glue dot. The sentiment piece was attached to the card front using foam strips to raise it the same height as the wreath.
I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "3" out of a possible "5". None of the steps were difficult, but it did require lots of steps with all the embossing.
I think it turned out as a very pretty non-traditional holiday card! I enjoyed the challenge!
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019 GMT Views: 244