Sunday, October 30, 2011

Penny Black Wreath

Good evening friends!
I'm popping in to share a card I made for the Penny Black sketch challenge and this week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World.

When I sat down with the Tuesday Trigger photo I saw Christmas colors and geometric shapes

then I thought "Didn't I see a sketch over on Penny Black using squares?" why yes, yes I did

Then I got out all my Christmas penny black stamps and hmmmed and hawed through them until I finally decided to go with the cute little stamps of hedgehogs and puppies.
I started by cutting out my squares in order to see what size I needed. I laid them down on the card base to see how that would look then I thought "Huh, those squares make the card look like a door. hmmm a door."

Goodbye hedgehogs and puppies :)

I drew a circle outline on a scrap piece of white then stamped the branch (Penny Black, Trims) into a wreath. I'm really into the wreaths lately :) I stamped in crushed olive, peeled paint, and forest moss. Once I fussy cut it out I lightly added more crushed olive so the border wasn't white.

For the card base I cut out four squares which I colored using barn door, and fired brick. The card base is barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany. I adhered the squares flat then added the wreath with foam.

To make the wreath really shine I covered the leaves in stardust stickles and added red rhinestones for the "berries" on my "holly". I completed the card with a white bow.

Thanks for stopping in, I can't tell you how much your visits and comments brighten my day :)

I'll be back tomorrow to share the gift bags I made for Halloween (warning: it is a picture heavy post :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)