This new Grendon Wreath die is becoming a favorite. This is the second time I have used it but the first time I have inlaid the leaves. The design was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #223.
Because the wreath is the focal point, I decided to keep the other elements free of additional embellishments and applied everything directly to the card base. I also prefer to have the card open to the side when it is oriented as landscape because it will stand more easily.
The wreath was die cut in black cardstock and the leaves were inlaid and then covered in clear Wink of Stella. Sometimes the Wink coating does not photo well and I found that it makes the card look messy in photos. The chevrons were punched in two colors and the stars were die cut.
The inside of the card was lined with a panel of cardstock that was punched along the right edge with the chevrons.
Visit HSS Challenge #223 for creative ideas and fun!
Techniques: Die cutting, punching, inlaid die cuts
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black
Dies: Memory Box "Grendon Wreath" and SU! Stars Framelits
Punch: SU! Chevron Border
Misc.: Wink of Stella (clear)