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Thursday, April 3, 2014

My favorite Easter card so far...

This card is also very "flowery," but I actually really like this one. I think it's the brick wall behind the floral wreath that I really appreciate. LOL

I brayered the top side of my Tim Holtz embossing folder with "bundled sage" distress ink, then carefully closed it onto a white piece of cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I think the "bundled sage" was the perfect color! I happened to have some cardstock that same color to use as my mat.

To make the wreath, I used two circle dies, one evenly spaced inside the other on a piece of white cardstock to cut a 1/4" wide ring that was about 2 1/2" in diameter (outer edge to outer edge). I used three different leaf punches and three different flower punches. I also used three different colors of cardstock for the leaves and, as you can see, three different colors for the flowers. Once I had everything punched it was easy to assemble the wreath. I put a glob of glue onto a scrap of paper and just lightly dipped each leaf or leafy branch into the glue and then adhered it to the ring. Once all the leaves were on, I shaped the flowers with an embossing tool and began to adhere them.

After the flowers had all been adhered, I added the double bow and some Viva Decor liquid pearl to the center of each of the flowers.

It honestly didn't take long at all and was kind of fun to put together.

After the wreath was thoroughly dried, it was easy to adhere the whole thing to the front of the card.

For the inside, I used one of the beautiful sentiments from Hannelie (Desert Diva). She creates absolutely wonderful word art and shares it all with her readers. You'll find her blog here and her Easter sentiments here.

I think sentiments are some of the hardest parts of card making, so I really appreciate Hannelie's generosity.

You can see in the photo that I added a few flowers to the inside of the card, too. I had some of the flowers and leaves left over after making my wreath, so I thought this was the perfect way to use them up.

I hope you enjoyed seeing another one of my flowery Easter cards. We are supposed to get 6-10" of snow tonight, so I NEED to keep looking at these flowers to maintain any semblance of sanity!

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day. If you see someone running amok in the snowdrifts laughing like a crazy person - it'll be me. Gone mad with the onslaught of yet another storm!


Sherry Eckblad said...

Love all the flowers on this card! Making wreaths is one of my favorite type of cards to make.

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, Simply WOW! Love the coloring on the IP. Love the flowers. Great idea to put them on a circle first, much easier to attach to card.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful Cheryl, love the background.

Georgiana said...

Beautiful wreath!