Saturday, August 17, 2013

Wonderful Wreath for Merry Monday

Yet another box of goodies from Stampin' Up arrived the other day. You know, I must mention that I am basically a pretty frugal person. However I lose all sense of self control when it comes to my hobby. Yet it's not just a hobby. It's my joy, it's my relaxation, it's my therapy. Plus I take even more joy in sharing my addiction passion with others. There. Have I justified my purchases? LOL! But you don't want to hear about my issues, so lets talk about my project!

I saw the sketch challenge at Merry Monday this week and after some deliberation decided that it would be a good opportunity to ink up one of those new stamps, Wonderful Wreath. From the moment I saw it in the catalog I thought it would look stunning heat embossed.  Once I had it embossed in gold, I opted for a simple Gold and Vanilla card.

How about these cool new Thinlits dies? Aren't they awesome? I was initially concerned that gold color in the embossing powder and the gold color in the foil sheets wouldn't match, but as it turns out they work perfectly together. Quick tip: when you are using the Thinlits, layer a piece of waxed paper between the die and your card stock (or foil sheets). Your greeting will come out of the die much easier, trust me!

Texture, texture, read all about it! This card has shine from the foil and heat embossing, depth from two embossing folders, and softness from some silky ribbon and a bow.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Wonderful Wreath
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Snow Burst and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Expressions Thinlits Dies
Accessories: Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Embossing Powder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave some comment love!


Anonymous said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! So rich and beautiful! Those Thinlits are fantastic! Enjoy your day! :-)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Sandy, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the gold. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

LeAnne said...

LOL, I am right there with you, Sandy, on the "passion" part of stamping! My new boxful of goodies arrived yesterday! This is just so fun...that gold is gorgeous!

Rach said...

I can really relate to your reasons for stamping, lol! "Passion" indeed! :oP

I love how decadent this card feels with all that rich gold and the creaminess of the vanilla. :o)

And, thank you so much for the tip about the wax paper. I've not had a chance to order the Expression thinlits yet, but they are on my order waiting to be submitted. :o)

Donna said...

Sandy! OMGosh! Always a beauty, always "so beautiful!" What a beautiful card! YOU always make me want to buy the things I planned to pass on too, you! Just gorgeous! TFInspiring! :)

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Sandy! I love gold and vanilla! It's so classy. Love that sweet bow too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Very pretty, Sandy! Love all the gold embossing and that "Merry" sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning card Sandy, I love every detail. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Darnell said...

This is a golden delight, Sandy! Congratulations on the HM honor at MM!!