Sunday, November 13, 2016

Merry Wreath


Hi everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week Joanne is our wonderful hostess and she has a color challenge for us to play along with. I love these traditional Christmas colors, but making a Christmas card is totally optional.


That said, I'm totally in Christmas card mode now! I made my card with stamps and ink from Hero Arts. I've been trying out some different inks lately and I think the Hero inks are my favorite. The pads are nice and juicy (but not too juicy) and the coverage is great, although I did stamp my leaves twice using the Misti for some extra rich color. 



I'm playing along with two other Christmas themed challenges today: the Holiday Cardmaking Challenge at Hero Arts, and the Twine challenge at the Merry Christmas Challenge. I love that they post their challenges way in advance so you have plenty of time to plan ahead.


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Holiday Pine Branches (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Schoolhouse Red (Simon Says Stamp), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads:Mint Julep, Emerald Green, Red Royal (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Pine Branches Dies (Hero Arts), Hand Lettered Holiday Dies (W plus 9), Scallops Stencil (Heidi Swapp), Stencil Brush (Clarity)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (recycled from a gift)

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love if you left a comment, then head over to The Paper Players to see more inspiration using the challenge colors!

Inky hugs :)

11 comments:

  1. What a sweet wreath! Beautiful holiday card!

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  2. This wreath is gorgeous, Sandy! You've achieved the perfect balance of the two greens with just the right amount of red sprinkled throughout. Bravo!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love this! What a gorgeous wreath...but I REALLY like the "merry"...gonna have to seek that one out! And thanks for the link to the Christmas challenge...wonder why I never saw THAT one?! Great to know, TFS!

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  4. Hi Sandy, nice wreath, love the merry!
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  5. Sandy this is beautiful!
    Merry indeed!
    Have a great week!

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  6. Love this wreath, Sandy. Simple and sweet! Crystal

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  7. Beautiful wreath Sandy! That bakers twine is so cute:)

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  8. Sandy, this is gorgeous! The colors on the wreath are so pretty! Love that "MERRY" sentiment! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

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  9. Sandy, I love this fabulous wreath. You really rocked these colors. I love the large merry, too and perfect with that little touch of candy cane baker's twine. Fabulous, my friend
    hugs
    jaydee

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  10. Very nice! I like the kraft card base and the stenciling is awesome. Pretty wreath!

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  11. That is one gorgeous wreath Sandy, with a perfect balance of all three colours. Love the merry sentiment too and the subtle stencilled background is really effective. I must try this!

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