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Monday, September 12, 2016

Christmas Muse Wreath

It's well into September, so my Christmas stamps are calling to me more and more. At the Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge this week, Kimberley Wiener is the Muse with this beautiful card: 



I focused on the wreath with its hanging ribbon and bow, as well as the general layout of the card. It's early enough in the season (read: it's really nowhere near the season) that I'm still okay with the traditional colours, so I went with a green wreath instead of the trendy teal. Here's mine: 



I chose to stamp my wreath directly on my main panel, rather than die cutting it. It's actually a layered stamp set, but I decided I preferred it stamped all in the one shade of green. You get some variation of colour just from the layers of ink building up. I paired it with a cute dimensional bow die cut and a sentiment from the same set. I finally cracked open my pack of Hero Arts "dots" to decorate the wreath. I'm also adding this to the current Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge to "Stamp It". 
Now it's time for me to get outside and enjoy this beautiful September afternoon! 



Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Hero Arts Color Layering Wreath stamps, Simon Says Stamp grass green & Stampin' Up real red inks, Paper Smooches baby bow die, Hero Arts Shades of Blush dots

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7 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Loving that bow it just draws the eye and love the card too of course ! x

Jacquie Southas said...

Terrific wreath, Jenni! The bow is amazing!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous CAS card, love the simplicity and great take on the Muse card.

Birgit said...

Such a fab card, love the simplicity of it.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful CAS Christmas card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Robyn Oliver said...

Really nice wreath card Lindsey, that seems like a fabulous stamp too

Jen W. said...

I like how you used only one colour - gives it a cool look. Also drooling over the bow and dots!