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Friday, November 20, 2020

Wreath builder Thanksgiving cards...

 I decided to use my homemade wreath builder template to make a few cards for Thanksgiving.

The hardest part about making these cards is picking out the small stamps to use for my wreaths. I wanted them to each be a little different, so quite a number of stamps had to be selected.

After my stamping was done, I added some coloring with ProMarkers. I also used a "speckle" stamp to add a little more "texture."

Once my wreath was created, I die-cut it with a circle die and matted it with gold metallic cardstock. You can see in the photo at right that I've popped the entire circle up on foam tape. I stamped a sentiment, matted it with the same metallic cardstock and also popped it up on foam tape.

I also scattered a few gold gems on my wreath.

My computer-generated sentiment on the inside was matted with the gold cardstock. I also added a stamped frond, using one of the stamps that had also been used on my card front.

While this card does not really use traditional autumn colors, I really loved how it turned out.

This time I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a circle die, popping it up on the center of my wreath. I also added three little purple gems for some sparkle.

For the inside of this card I used the same sentiment and the same stamped image. Instead of matting with foil cardstock, I used the same purple striped cardstock that had been used on the front.

Here's my final card where I've left the wreath on its 4" X 4" piece of CS.  I used black CS as a mat for the front panel, wreath panel and the sentiment. 

I used some different colors on this one and included some purple Nuvo Drops on the berry clusters.

On the inside, I used some of the same DSP as was used on the front and matted it with black CS. The sentiment was computer-generated and a berry cluster was stamped and given dimension with some Nuvo Drops.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these wreath-builder cards. It's loads of fun to create them. They don't always turn out the way I envision, but that just keeps it interesting!

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


Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl - these are all so wonderful!! They turned out so cool. Each so different and pretty. Great choices of papers, too.

designbydonna said...

These are all quite lovely. I think the purple one is my favorite. That wreath builder has been a real asset for you.

Patti J said...

This are absolutely gorgeous! The colors are delightful, so very pretty, my friend. Thanks for sharing!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh these are gorgeous Cheryl!!! Your colours and pretty papers are just perfect too!
Hope all is well with you, same old same old with me LOL

Darnell said...

What an eye for color you have, Cheryl! And for composition! I can see that first photo on the cover of a stamping magazine! WOWZA!! Happy Thanksgiving! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful wreaths - so pretty and colorful. I have a wreath builder stencil which is quite easy to use and always on the mark. Stay well.