Today’s card is my favourite style, clean and simple! I had often looked at this wreath and thought it was verry narrow to do anything with apart from add the stunning bow that is is the same stamp set, which is called Wishing you well. There isn’t a co-ordinating set of dies for these stamps so I decided to experiment die-cutting the wreath using circle dies.
I stamped four wreaths and die-cut them with different circle dies, some straight cut and some scalloped edges. I have kept the die-cuts and may use them in future projects. The wreath I liked the most was the one I die-cut using the Layering Scalloped Circles Dies sizes 3 and 5. This produced a beautifully slim wreath with very discreet scalloped edges, and without advertising that I had cut off some edges of the wreath.
I decorated the wreath with some Real Red CS bows I had die-cut with a die from the Farmhouse Thinlits Dies, and added a tiny Basic Pearl in the centre of each of them. Finally I added a small Real Red Solid Ribbon bow. I chose the MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Many Blessings Stamp Set, and inked the top part in Real Red Ink and the bottom part in Call Me Clover Ink. I punched the sentiment out using a retired oval punch because it was the perfect size, and I added a medium sized pearl at each end of the sentiment oval. I added Dimensionals to the wreath and the sentiment, and adhered them to the top layer of the card.
All the card layers are Whisper White Cardstock (CS). I dry-embossed the top layer using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF), with the lines in the vertical position, and then I dry-embossed the middle layer with the lines in the horizontal position. I used Dimensionals to adhere the top layer to the middle layer, and then I adhered the middle layer to the Whisper White CS base using Tombow Glue. I added an extra layer of Whisper White CS inside the card, and finished off by adding three more tiny bows in the bottom right-hand corner. As I said at the beginning a very clean and simple card! That’s about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.