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Welcome to the 14th card in this year's Happy Holidays Series. I sat on the fence about this die for a long time. I was well into my Holiday Series before I made the decision to get this, and I am so very glad that I did. We can all thank Pinterest for pushing me over the edge on this one.
Pinterest is that wonderful place where you discover you really NEED to have all the things you didn't think you even wanted. LOL
While my plan for this year's series was to do cute stuff focusing around the North Pole and Santa's Workshop I just couldn't resist tossing in a little elegance. This is one of my favourites from this year, and I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it made an appearance next year in the Happy Holidays Series.
To begin, I stamped the wood grain stamp from Lawn Fawn's "Wood Grain Backdrops" with CTMH Chocolate ink on 65lb kraft cardstock by Recollections. I then used Gathered Twigs Distress ink to darken the edges going lighter towards the centre.
I used the "Large Wreath" die to cut 3 sets (the die cuts 4 at a time) of the boughs from shimmering cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock. I used Tombow Mono Adhesive to glue the boughs in place around the stitched circle that comes with the die set. Once I had the majority of my shimmering boughs in place I added the glittering ones every couple of spaces.
I cut the bow from silver glitter cardstock and assembled that using liquid adhesive as well. I have found that if you cut a foam square in half, it just fits in the loops of the bows, so that even when compressed it will still retain some dimension and not just be squished flat. I used my reverse tweezers to hold the bow together while it dried, then adhered it to the bottom of my wreath.
To mount the wreath onto my background panel, I used 3/4" lengths of two-way tape to secure it in place all around the back of the circle, then mounted the panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.
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This card is for:
CASology Week 277
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches