Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Cards) - Day 9


If you're still here, thanks for sticking with me! Welcome to day 9. Today I made what I think actually will be a make and take at Friday's workshop. I wanted to make a card that is just stamps, ink and paper (SIP) - not as easy as it sounds, at least not for me! But I like what I came up with. The sketch is (loosely) Mercy Kerin's latest - I made it vertical and simplified it a little.

You may have seen this wreath technique before - it was demoed at our regional in Portland and I'd seen it even before that. This was my first time trying it out. The stamp is from Autumn Days, and I made it by first stamping the image in a square in always artichoke, then doing the same with old olive and certainly celery but just offsetting the image each time. The cardstock is naturals ivory, and I added bravo burgundy berries and a flower (both from Berry Christmas) to bring in a bit more color. I stamped the sentiment (from Four the Holidays) in burgundy on a scrap of celery, then cut it out to look like ribbon and added the stitching with a burgundy marker. Before I assembled the card I sponged all the edges with more burgundy ink.

My plan for the workshop is to stamp the wreath and the sentiment, put it all together with those basic elements, and then show how to step it up by adding the flower, the sponging, and the faux stitching. I hope they like it - tell me what you think! And don't forget to leave me a comment to enter for the Christmas blog candy that's hidden somewhere in my Twelve Days challenge!

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

this is amazing such a beautifully designed card love cheryl xx

Little GTO said...

Love this card. Your circle is spot on. Great choice of colors.
Sharon L

Viv said...

This is as pretty as a picture. Gorgeous image!
Hugs Viv xx

Kathy Mc said...

How clever is this? Your wreath is perfect ~ looks so natural. Love the way you added the sentiment too. Such nice finishing touches to a clean and simple card!

Mercy said...

this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! love the simplified, clean and simple card...just beautiful!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

scrappingnana said...

I love this card and this technique. Great job. TFS
JoAnn (scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

This is gorgeous, love your wreath!

Andrea M said...

Lori, I had to pick my chin off the floor. Your card is AWESOME!!!! I love how simple the layout is but how super stunning it is at the same time. WOW! Thanks so much for sharing!

Patty C said...

Lovely Card! Simple and elegant! =)

Katherine said...

I love this wreath. Thanks for sharing the technique. I recently made a snowflake wreath, but used a punched circle as a mask. I will have to try your idea next time. The combination of greens look great.

I have to admit, I think I will be disappointed when your Twelve Days are over!

megan nz said...

this is the card that lead me to your blog and I am so glad. I have had so much fun going back on all you days of xmas. I have to say this is the card I love the most.

Jill (Scrap Wench) said...

The wreath is fantastic. I can't believe it was made by stamping in a square.

Jenny Gropp said...

So very pretty!!!