Saturday 18 November 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Single Layer Wreath ft. Lawn Fawn "Deck the Halls"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know that I love single layer cards. I know that technically a single layer card is a card that is right on the front of the card base, but I like to think that a mostly single layer card (where it all really happens on one panel) totally counts as a single layer as well.

So far this year, you've seen many cutesy Holiday cards in the series, many of which were done using Lawn Fawn's stamps. And this one is no different, except for the cutesy part. Despite being best known for their sweet little critters, Lawn Fawn also puts out some excellent sets that can be used in a more classical arrangement.

Like this wreath, for example.

To begin, I traced a light circle with a pencil so that I would know where the curve of my wreath should be. I then mounted all the boughs from Lawn Fawn's "Deck the Halls" set on my acrylic blocks and stamped them, starting with the largest using CTMH inks in Ponderosa Pine, New England Ivy and Topiary.

Once the boughs were dry, I prepped the panel with my powder tool and stamped the pine cone and greeting using VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I then mounted the panel on a piece of dark green cardstock and adhered that to the front of my standard A2 sized card base.

To finish off the card I added some adhesive gems from my stash to look like berries.

I think that this card would be super fun in a non-traditional palette, for example my house gets done up in blues and silvers for the Holidays, so I could make this card with silver boughs and blue pine cones or vise versa. It's always fun to make things coordinate. At least I think so.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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