Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spring Wreath


The challenge at Stamp a Background. I have several of their cover a card stamps so I decided to make a few backgrounds and turn them into cards. One of my favorite CAC patterns is the wood grain plank.  I made several backgrounds with different papers. Some I liked and some not as much. I used one of my favorites on this card.


This is dark brown card stock that I stamped with versa mark and embossed with black embossing powder. The end result reminded me of a door so I thought it needed a wreath. I used two circle dies to get a wreath. I used three of these glued together to get dimension and stability. I started at one place on the wreath and covered the entire wreath with segments of leafy branches. I cut the cute IO birds in blue shaded them a bit and then gave them yellow beaks and used a marker to make the eyes.  I cut the IO flowers in blues and yellows and filled the wreath.  I felt like it needed something in the center so why not a bird house.



I used these Impression Obsession dies and stamps. 










8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so gorgeous, Kathy!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful wreath with the birds!! So stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Oh this is the most sweetest Spring Wreath I have ever seen! Your little flowers and birdies are so perfect! Great background and I adore the little birdhouse. This is the best!!!

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  3. How utterly sweet. I really love this with the darker wood background. It makes the soft die cuts just pop. this is the kind of feel good card that just makes a person smile. So adorable, great design here!!!

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  4. Your wreath is so beautiful! A magnificent amount of die cuts used for it but sure looks awesome with them.

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  5. This is the prettiest wreath ever! What a beautiful card Kathy!

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  6. Fabulous background..so real looking and I LOVE that beautiful wreath!!

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  7. Your wreath is so pretty, and extra sweetness added with the birds and birdhouse! I adore anything with birds, and the wood grain background makes it even better! Beautifully done, Kathy!

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  8. We have been on the road for the last 7 days and I am way behind on comments. This card is just fabulous, I love the dark wood grain on the bright yellow and blue wreath. It is simply sweet.

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