November 8, 2013

Wreath Wishes

Hello! I'm popping in with a clean and simple card for the wonderful Curtain Call Welcome Home challenge. How inspiring is this...

I knew I had to use Simple Christmas from Neat and Tangled. This is the set I chose when I won the Curtain Call last month and it was perfect for this inspiration pic! Somehow I've had my head buried in the sand and this is my first Neat and Tangled stamp set. Mark my words, it won't be my last!

I wanted my card to have a thick, rich texture, so my panel and cardbase is watercolour paper. I stamped my wreath and had lots of fun adding all the little elements. I've used two inks for the leaves and popped up the pinecones.

I've added little dots around the wreath with glaze pen and clear glitter pen, though I don't think you can see it in the photos. I curved the sentiments before stamping.

I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge - clean and simple cards, and CASology to use Brown, I've used a dark brown and kraft on my wreath.

Here's the inside of my card...

Um, ok. Yes, I realise the way I positioned those leaves makes it look kinda like that's a pineapple not a pinecone. Let's just go with it, ok?! *grin*

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Simple Christmas (Neat and Tangled) Paper: Watercolour paper Ink: Fuse Green, Olive, Kraft, Brick Red (MFT) Brown Memento, Elegant Eggplant (SU) Dies: Pierced Circles (MFT) Other: Ribbon (MS) Twine, Button, Glaze Pen, Glitter Pen


  1. Gorgeous layers, harmonious colors!
    and so thoughtful an inner image!! SWEET!

    Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!!

  2. A beautiful card Sarah, I love the added texture on the gorgeous wreath, fabulous colours and lovely details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  3. LOVE the CAS wreath and the fun little garnishes you added to it. Fabulous take on the challenge!! Thanks for joining us again at The Curtain Call :)

  4. Beautiful wreath Sarah, I love how you built you up all the elements. Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  5. a lovely design on this! the little popped up pine cones are so pretty - as well as the inside stampings!

  6. This is such a nice selection of "fall" cards!


  7. What a pretty card Sarah. Love the wreath image and the popped up pine cones. So elegant. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  8. So pretty, Sarah! I love the way you used the die cut for the wreath and the ribbon treatment is fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  9. Your card is lovely and having lived in the mountains of Southern California for 16 years the pinecones are just right.

  10. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  11. clean, simple and absolutely gorgeous! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  12. Sarah this is gorgeous! I love the watercolor paper and the stamp set! Beautiful and sweet wreath!

  13. Extraordinary, Sarah, wow!! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from CASology!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. I'm baaack! You received another honor, this time from Curtain Call! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell


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