Scrap'n Stamp Blog: Merry Magnolia Wreath Card Set

So I pulled out my misti for this card as I new I needed to make many many many cards

( Which was a big fail I only ended up with 5 cards lol )

For the stamping I pulled out my distress oxides in mowed lawn pine needles.

I love love love my distress oxides, I use them so often if you haven't noticed already lol 

I stamped the first layer of the wreath using mowed lawn, my idea was to create a faux water colour look, to accomplish this I inked up the stamp and then spritzed with water and stamped. I did this process with the second layer using pine needles distress oxide, some of which turned out great and some so so. 

I set the wreaths aside and started working on the rest of the elements for the card. 

I created the card bases using some textured red cardstock, base’s measure 4½ x 4½. I then cut down some heavy weight white card stock to 4x4 and finally I cut down the different glitter papers to 4 3/8  x 4 3/8 / once the paper was cut down  I moved on to the other elements. 

I ran the white cardstock through my big shot using two different embossing folders, one was from We R Memory keepers (which is linked below) the other is from my stash and is retired.  To finish up the prep work I die cut the sentiment strips and Merry Sentiment, this took a bit of time as I die cut multiple layers of the sentiment using two different card stocks, red and white.  Once all of this prep work was done I went back to the wreaths I had previously stamped out and fussy cut each one of them. Yup you read that right I fussy cut them all out… ( Should have invested in the die )

Once all the cutting was done I went and added some shimmer on to the embossed panels using some Comsic Shi​mmer gilding polish. I love this stuff.. makes such an impact on the embossed panels, helps pick up all that dimension.  Next it was time to assemble,  I adhered the glitter  paper flat to each of the card bases, I then popped up both the embossed panels and wreaths to each card. This gave it so much dimension and interest.

 After that was all adhered I went in an layered each merry three times, two white and then one red – I also off set the red layer to allow some of the white layer to pop through and add some shadow.   I then added some nuvo aqua shimmer to the Merry, you can never have to much sparkle. 

To finish off the cards I added a little bow with some ribbon, and added some gems to the sentiment strips which had been stamped using a set from my stash.  I decided after the fact I would complete the inside of the card repeating the stamping of the wreath with mowed lawn and using a sentiment that was in the magnolia set to tie it all together.   Finally I edged the inside panels using some gold delicate ink- just for a little sparkle on the inside of the card. 

 

Thank you for taking the time to check out my little blog, I hope I have inspired you

I wish you all a very Happy and safe Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

 

 

 

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