Sunday, September 14, 2014

Modern Fall Wreath

  This weekend has brought some cooler weather for us here in central Virginia.  It was rainy yesterday but still cooler than the 80s it was during part of the week.  We had a fun day yesterday with the boys both having soccer games; the rain didn't slow the kids down one bit.  It's always more fun to play in the rain than to watch in the rain I'm beginning to understand as I remember loving rainy soccer games.  I'm sure my parents didn't though!  Then we went up to Harrisonburg to watch JMU win their home opener football game.  Today is certainly a much needed "at home" day.

  I saw 2 challenges last week out in stamping land and decided to combine them to make another fall card.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches and the color combo is from ColourQ.

  I think I might be the only Stampin' Up! demonstrator who didn't order Wonderous Wreath from the Holiday catalog.  I think it may be the only stamp set I didn't get!  I've been seeing all these adorable wreath cards for fall and Christmas using that set.  When lacking supplies you just have to get a little but more creative though right?  I used the Fall Fest and matching framelits, Fun Fall to make my own wreath.

  I will admit that cutting out all the leaf shapes took a little bit of time but nothing that isn't manageable!  I lined up the 3 leaf stamps that I wanted to use and then stamped them all at once across some strips of Whisper White.  Then I could cut out each leaf at the same time with the coordinating framelits.  I think I did each color 2 times and then added a few more to fill in where needed once I began to make the wreath.

  To get my circle shape I used the circle framelits to cut out a donut shape to be the guide for the wreath.  I just used Tombow two way glue to adhere the leaves all around the donut shape.  I hung up my wreath with a bit of Smoky Slate 1/8" ribbon (and some dimensionals) against a panel of Whisper White embossed with the  Woodgrain embossing folder.  

  I strip of Blackberry Bliss ribbon goes across the bottom of the card to anchor the "Give Thanks" sentiment punched with the Decorative label punch.  

  The final details are the small cluster of pearls placed around the wreath and then the 3 pearls on the right side of the ribbon.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Fall Fest, And Many More

Ink: Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss

Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Accessories: circle framelits, Fun Fall framelits, ribbon, Woodgrain embossing folder, corner rounder,  Decorative label punch, pearls, dimensionals



  1. Oh you are clever - and patient! Great idea to make a wreath from the leaves! Beautiful for fall!

  2. Beautiful card Amanda! I love that wreath! So perfect for fall! Fabulous colours! Looks amazing against that woodgrain background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. What a fabulous fall wreath - great idea to use those leaves! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!


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