Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas Wreath

I find that making cards such as this Christmas wreath card  a good way of using some of the smaller scraps of card which I can't bear to throw away.  The background was made by running a piece of white card through a wood grain embossing folder and then using some Distress Oxide ink as a wash to give it a bit of uneven colour, finally brushing on a darker shade to bring out some detail.  This produced a suitable background for the rustic style of wreath with a selection of die cut sprigs and flowers.  The 'berries' on the sprigs were made with liquid pearl drops and left to dry thoroughly before making up the card.  A die cut sentiment and that's another Christmas card done and dusted.

Wood effect - embossing folder by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Wreath and Flowers - Sizzix die set
Berries - added to sprigs with liquid pearl drops
Sentiment - Britannia dies


  1. Love your wreath card Val and a great background


  2. I do like your wood grain background. It really does look effective. Love the styling of the wreath too with the 3 flowers displayed. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. A beautiful card Val, I love the wood grain background.

    Sue xx