Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop - March 2020

Hello friends!  I hope today finds you safe and healthy!  It's time for the monthly Keeping Christmas blog hop and I have a card with a beautiful dimensional wreath for you.  The blog hop list is below and you don't want to miss the awesome inspiration by the so very talented designers!


Today I've used Concord & 9th's Magnolia Wreath stamps and die to create this card.  I have always loved creating dimensional projects and shaping the flowers and greenery!


Create the card base:
  1. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" x 5-¼".  Adhere it to a top-folding A2 card base.
  2. Stamp the sentiment near the bottom with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  3. Die cut the ledge from white card stock.
  4. Score a line on the ledge for some dimension.  Add thin foam tape to the back and adhere it above the sentiment.


Create the wreath:
  1. Stamp the first layer of the wreath with Mist (the lightest green ink).  I used the wonderful new Rubbernecker Stamps Color Fuse inks.  Each set has four ink cubes that are shaded from light to dark.  Links to the specific sets I used are in the product list below.
  2. Stamp the second layer of the wreath with Basil (the darkest green ink).
  3. Stamp and die cut the leafy branch several times in various shades of green and die cut.
  4. Die cut the berry branches and twigs from white card stock.  Ink them with Moss green ink and Caramel brown ink.
  5. Add Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops to the berries and set aside to dry.
  6. Die cut the flowers and stamp the center with Mocha (the lightest brown ink).
  7. Adhere a small flower to the center of the larger flower.
  8. Add a small puddle of glue to the layered flower and two small flowers and drop in some Gilt Trip Mini Prills.


Shaping the greenery and flowers/assembling the wreath:
  1. To help shape the flowers and leaf branches, working with a few pieces at a time, very lightly (just one spritz!) mist the back of each piece.
  2. Use the stylus and pull it across the back of each leaf and the flower petals.  Flip them over and lightly press the stem of the branch to shape.
  3. Press the stylus in the center of the flowers in a circular motion.  Let the pieces dry for a few minutes.
  4. Add thin foam tape to the back of the wreath base.
  5. I arranged and adhered five full pieces of the the leafy branches in a circular shape.
  6. Cut the remaining leafy branches in half and adhere around the wreath.
  7. Adhere the flowers, twigs, and berry branches as shown.
  8. I used some brown ink to "color" some twine, tied a bow, and adhered it to the wreath.
  9. To finish, I added thin lines of liquid glue here and there on the leaves and sprinkled on some Hero Arts Icicle Glitter.  I just love the subtle sparkle this glitter gives!


I sure hope I've inspired you to get going on the Christmas cards.  I know that I will be very happy to have these come December!  Thank you for stopping by; and now be sure to check out these fabulous and talented designers to see their Christmas creations:
Carol Hintermeier << that's me!


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7 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. It looks sooo very three dimensional! Incredible.

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  2. Beautiful card Carol, your wreath is stunning.

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  3. Gorgeous card, I love all of those layers!

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  4. Absolutely Gorgeous, Carol! WOW. I love this! Stay healthy and safe! XX

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  5. These look absolutely gorgeous ! Love the score lines

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  6. Gorgeous! Loving all that dimension and beauty

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  7. My gosh Carol .... these are stunning in so many ways! I love the greens and the beautiful creamy white blooms you added.
    I love the back panel too! I have this set and you have made me want to go back and play with it again. Hope you and your sweet family stay healthy .

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