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Thursday, November 19, 2015

A leafy wreath on brick...

I like the idea of a wreath made of leaves. I've often thought of making one for myself, but haven't found leaves at the craft store that I think look realistic enough.

Anyway, I thought I'd use the wreath idea for some Thanksgiving cards.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz "Bricked" embossing folder for my background. I used brown CS, but inked it with some darker brown ink to add some depth.

For my wreath, I used a couple of graduated circle dies to cut a ring for my base. Then I used some distress inks (shades of red, gold, yellow and light brown) and sponged some scraps of off-white CS in a random way. Finally, I simply used a Recollections punch to create my little maple leaves. Once that was done, I began gluing them to my ring, and you can see for yourself how it turned out.

My sentiment was heat embossed with some copper embossing powder, and the leaf beside it was attached with a glue dot.

A couple more leaves on the inside, along with my computer-generated sentiment.

I made a few of these cards. It was so much fun to see how the leaves turned out. I thought the colors were very close to the maple leaves we see in Minneapolis in the fall. Some are truly this brilliant!

My 8-year-old grandson is staying with us for four days while his parents take his sisters to a swim meet in Milwaukee. He is such a delight. He still likes to be read to at night, which is also a treat for me, as I love reading out loud. He was also excited about having broccoli for dinner tonight. Isn't it great when kids love what's good for them? For his school lunch tomorrow, though, he wants me to pack him a cheddar cheese and dill pickle sandwich. How's that for a combination?!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Cheryl! That wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

designbydonna said...

Your leaves look so realistic. The wreath looks great on that brick pattern.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful leaf wreath - and I know you will enjoy your grandson visiting.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is just lovely Cheryl ... FAB colouring job on your leaves! I remember when I was young, my aunt in Canada posted us over a box of leaves so we could see how pretty the Maple was. Think we were easier amused back then LOL

Sue said...

Cheryl, the love wreath you created, such beautiful Fall colors.
Sounds like you and your Grandson had a great time together. I miss those
cuddly days with the Grandchildren, mine are 17 and 15 and have outgrown the need for Grandma, too busy with school and sports now. But those sweet memories are just a thought away!