Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thankful Wreath

This card was made for three challenges: a sketch challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments #221, a color challenge for colourQ #310 and a photo inspiration challenge at Inkspirational #92.  In the color challenge, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red are retired colors that I do not have, so I substituted Pear Pizzazz and Real Red.

Four square panels of different color cardstock were adhered to a piece of paper. Then the wreath die was placed so that about each quarter of the wreath covered a different color. The paper was die cut and the results were the multi-colored wreath. The acorns were also die cut from cardstock.

The chevrons were punched from various scraps of DP and the sentiment was stamped on a strip of cardstock than adhered to another strip and cut into an arrow shape. The white cardstock was stamped and the edges sponged. The card was then assembled to a green card base. The sentiment and acorns were popped up with foam. The inside of the card was lined with white card stock and decorated with punched chevrons.

Visit the HSS221, cQc310 and Inkspirational92 challenge blogs to join in the fun!

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, punching
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge & Lil' Inker Designs "Really Rosemaling" (sentiment)
Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Scraps from stash
Die: Poppy Grendon Wreath
Punch: Chevron Border
Misc.: Dimensionals


  1. What a great design. I love the way you used the colors with such careful placement. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  2. That's beautiful Melanie! I love the wreath and acorn die cuts, perfect for the fall theme! :)

  3. Stunning wreath you created and adorable acorns. Really a great way to use these fall colors. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

  4. I love how you created the wreath! Great idea! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Wonderful card! Love the chevrons and splatters and how you made the wreath. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  6. Wow Mel, another beautifull combination of colors. The weath is fun, acorns great, and there's that specialized spattering that I need a stamp for yet you create so easily.

    1. In this case the spatter is from the SU! stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge. You are welcome to borrow it anytime!

  7. Wow! You managed to make this card beautiful and fun all at the same time, and that's a tricky thing to do! I love every single element of your card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Join us again!

  8. You have made a beautiful card! Love all of the little extra's that you've added to make it a happy card, too! Found you at The Outlawz, and popped over to follow you - I signed up to follow via email. Hope you will follow my blog too - I love new friends!!!