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 :)


Linda Callahan said...

What a sweet wreath! Beautiful holiday card!

Nance Leedy said...

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!

LeAnne said...

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!

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, nice wreath, love the merry!

Hannelie said...

Sandy this is beautiful!
Merry indeed!
Have a great week!

Crystal Komara said...

Love this wreath, Sandy. Simple and sweet! Crystal

laurie said...

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

Claire Broadwater said...

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

Jaydee said...

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

Colleen Begley said...

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

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

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!