Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Wreath with Christmas Wishes

Here's another card for my Christmas card stash -  that I made for the latest Festive Friday challenge.
I made my own barnboard background by scoring a white card stock panel with my ScorPal and then rubbing two ink colors over the panel -  Ranger Distress Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone.  I die cut the wreath out of both white card stock and a piece of patterned paper that looks like a photo of pine branches from Die Cuts With a View Christmas Stack (that I've had for years!)  I layered the two cuts together for strength since the DP is thin. I used Tim Holtz Holiday Wreath die that has little cut outs in it in the shape of holly - you can see them lifted up in the photo.
 I covered the wreath with Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle from MFT -  you can see the sparkle in this close up.  I made the sentiment panel by clear embossing the sentiment from Tis The Season from Waltzingmouse on white card stock - and then sponging over it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I layered the wreath onto the barnboard panel with foam dots - and layered the sentiment piece over the wreath with more foam dots.
Here's the Festive Friday Image that inspired my card:
and here's my card again.
Love this blue and green color mix for Christmas!  Are you working on your holiday cards yet?

I'm also linking this to Virginia's View Challenge #7 - Pattern Paper
 
  Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps:  Tis the Season - Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone
Paper:  White - PTI, DP - Die Cuts with a View/Christmas Stack
Accessories:  Scor Pal,  Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Holiday wreath die - Alterations/Tim Holtz.

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh I adore how you made the wreath Julia! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

Deepti said...

Love that wreath and the inked panel is amazing :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this - as soon as I saw the WM sentiment online, I knew it would have been perfect for this challenge, but also that I couldn't get it in time! lol! Glad to see that you used it - it looks great! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is absolutely AMAZING. I love this wreath!
Thanks for joining us at Virginia's View!

Redanne said...

You always come up with such fabulous designs based on the inspiration photos, I am in total awe - I LOVE this beautiful creation! Anne xx

*Vicki* said...

Really beautiful wreath and background Julia!! Love it! :) Hugs - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Charlene said...

Beautiful card!!

artful-notions said...

Wonderful, Julia. Love every step you took to make it like the inspiration!

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... amazing design. Love the barn board backing ... that is amazing. I have tried doing this myself, but not has success --- you've inspired me to give it another go - it looks amazing! Love the wreath cut from the patterned paper --- it's lovely, especially with the added sparkle. Loll xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Boy, you nailed the challenge, Julia. The background and wreath you created are gorgeous.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful inspired card!

KayM said...

Wow!! That wreath is amazing Julia!! Love how you cut it out of the patterned paper! Superb take on the inspiration photo!! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Christmas, girl, you just rock! That card does not for one minute look handmade! Your talent is extraordinary!! Hugs, Darnell

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous wreath Julia! Fantastic take on the challenge!

Karen D. said...

how gorgeous Julia...

Shelly said...

WOW! So pretty! Love your wreath! Thanks for joining us at Virginia's View Challenge!

Robyn Oliver said...

Love your card Julia, the background came up beautifully and to cut the holly from patterned paper is a super idea...great card.

Kerry said...

This is fabulous and has picked up on every aspect of the challenge photo. I love it.

Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful take on the challenge, Julia!So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!