Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's The IO Wreath Card Challenge!

Here's my interpretation of a wreath card. I used Alesa Baker's Let It Snow (Snowflake) to make the wreath. I stamped it several times with Brilliance Gold Galaxy and then painted them with Twinkling H2O's Cherry Sorbet and Olive Vine. 2mm pearls and Stickles Diamonds glitter glue were added for highlights. And yes, I cut them out. It really didn't take long. They were mounted using Glue Dots on a circle die, using Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock and a Spellbinders Classic Large Circles die. The words 'Make Merry', from Alesa Bakers's Swirl Tree set, were stamped with SU Old Olive. Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used to randomly highlight areas around the words.

Behind the wreath is a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White carstock embossed with the Cuttlebug and their Swiss Dots folder. Behind that is another piece of Solar White stamped using IO's Mega Mount and their Cover-a-Card Circles inked with SU Old Olive Classic ink.

The Circles were mounted on a Solar White piece. The wreath was mounted onto the Swiss Dots and then the Circles. The ribbon is from a huge roll of ribbon I bought eons ago from Michael's and the Bow-Easy used for the double bow.

Supplies:
  • Stamps - Impression-Obsession Let It Snow and Swirl Tree Clear Stamp Sets, Cover-A-Card Circles
  • Inks - Brilliance Galaxy Gold, SU Old Olive, Twinkling H2O's Cherry Sorbet and Olive Vine
  • Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
  • Accessories - IO Mega Mount, Spellbinders Classic Large Circles, Mark Richards 2 and 5mm pearls, Michaels Ribbon
Check out the Design Team members blogs listed below for some real treats and at the main IO site HERE you can follow other bloggers joining in the challenge too:
If your want to participate check HERE to see how. Thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

28 comments:

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful and elegant card. I love this.
Hugs

Daniela said...

Oh, wow, this is so pretty! Love the colors and the snowflake. The background stamp is awesome and it's perfect for this!!!! Love the ribbon, too.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card with your usual great attention to detail Shirley. Love the background and gotta love that gorgeous bow.

Lesley Xx

krcrafts said...

What a sweet wreath...this is one that can be used year-round :) Love the colors you chose.

Cindy Haffner said...

So soft and pretty.

Deborah March said...

Beautiful soft colours Shirley!

Etha said...

What a great idea to "make your own wreath"!! I'll definitely remember that :)

Julie Koerber said...

This is so fun!!! I know that stamp and I never would have seen a wreath in it!! How creative Miss Shirley!

Kerri said...

This is sooo pretty! I love the colors and that bow is gorgeous!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley
The colours are fabulous, I love that wreath, just beautiful!

Karen x

Justine said...

What a fabulous card, love how you stamped the sentiment in the center

Little GTO said...

This is so sweet.
Sharon L

Sharon said...

This is a very lovely card. You're talent always amaze me!!
Hugs

Carol said...

What a neat idea, Shirley, to make this wreath out of snowflakes, look GREAT! I am liking the colors you used the way you embossed the white background, totally works nicely here! Finishing off with that pink ribbon was a nice touch as well! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Now that's creative!! What a pretty wreath and a yummy looking bow!! HUGS

Lyn S said...

This is so soft and pretty Shirley! Just love the ribbon bow!

Jenny Gropp said...

Loving all the texture, patterns and embossing going on here!!! Awesome creation, Shirley!

Norine said...

what a pretty card love how soft it is
Hugs
Norine

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful colors! Love the design and the wreath.

Elena said...

This wreath is gorgeous! I really love the gentle colors!

Maria Matter said...

I love wreaths!!!
This is gorgeous Shirley, very elegant!
Have a super weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Anesha said...

Lovely card, great colours and papers. Anesha :-)

Beth said...

Wow GF this is awesome and beautiful love that wreath and such gorgeous colors.

Beth said...

Wow GF this is awesome and beautiful love that wreath and such gorgeous colors.

akkina van steen said...

hello Shirey
how are you?
you have and gorgeous card,very elegant
hugs Akkina

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!!..I love how you made this wreath..the colors and ribbon are so pretty!!...Hugs, Ila

Summerthyme Studio said...

Fun, elgant and very pretty!

Hugs

Vicki

Tammi said...

Beautiful, neat how you made the wreath, and love the big bow!

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