Wondrously Warm Inside



Stamps: SU Wondrous Wreath, Hardwood
Paper: SU Kraft, Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Barely Banana, Versamark
Accessories: SU Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Poppy Stamps Small Madison Window Die, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips, SU Snail Adhesive, Sponge Dauber, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Misc Gold Rhinestones
Techniques: Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Sponging

This card was made for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #264 to use Kraft and Red in the card.(http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/)

My card base is Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, with a 4"x 5-1/4" Kraft panel that was stamped with the SU Hardwood background stamp using Early Espresso ink.

The window was die cut using a Small Madison Window die from Poppy Stamps. The window was backed with a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. I used a sponge dauber to apply SU Barely Banana yellow ink to make the window look like there is warm welcoming light glowing from inside.

The wreath was stamped using SU Wondrous Wreath multi-step stamping. The first layer was stamped with SU Real Red ink, then the next layer stamped with SU Cherry Cobbler ink. The third level with the "berries" was stamped with Versamark, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. the wreath was die cut with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.

I wanted the berries to pop more, so added a tiny gold rhinestone on top of the embossed berries. The ribbon was stamped with Real Red ink onto SU Rich Razzleberry cardstock, and cut out with the die from the same Framelits set.

The window was attached to the front panel with Adhesive Foam Strips, then the wreath was attached to the window itself with more foam strips.

Finally, the "Noel" sentiment was die cut (same Framelits set) twice, once from Real Red and Once from Early Espresso cardstock. The brown one was glued to the panel bottom using SU Snail Adhesive, then the red version of the sentiment was adhered on top of the brown one, but slightly up and to the left to give the appearance of a shadow behind the word.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous wreath on the window & I love the woodgrain background! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I hope to join more frequently as a great way to populate my Christmas card stash for this and next year!

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  2. Beautiful wreath on your window. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Your challenge is a great way to populate my holiday stash of cards throughout the year, instead of a mad rush the last two months! I look forward to future challenges.

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  3. This is darling! I just want to step inside! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for joining us this week!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! I'm glad I found Merry Monday! My goal is to use the challenge in the upcoming year to complete my Christmas stash of cards for NEXT year. All I need to keep me going is inspiration!!!

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