Saturday, 12 July 2014

Christmas Wreath Card

Hello again,

Well, it is lovely and sunny outside, so think I might stop crafting now after my very early Saturday morning start, and go outside and appreciate the good weather whilst it lasts.....

Before I go, I though I would share one last card I made this morning....... I have to say it - CHRISTMAS, I know it is months away, but if I don't start now, Christmas won't happen in my house until February......

So I thought I would make a festive wreath card using punches and CD images from My Craft Studio (the Christmas flowers click and print CD).

I hand cut all of the flowers from the printed sheet, and layered three layers on top of each other to make a single flower, ensuring the leaves were staggered, I then finished with a pearl in the centre and a hint of glitter (well, you have to really).  I made 5 large flowers and 4 smaller flowers.

I folded a piece of A4 card in half to make an A5 blank card and matt and layered with silver miri card and a lovely piece of blue snowflake background paper - which I found in my stash (it is from one of the Christmas discs from Crafter's Companion - Popcorn I think)  I then drew a circle on the card front and placed the 4 large flowers in a clock face format at 3, 6, 9, 12, then filled the gaps with the 4 smaller flowers.  I then punched ferns and leaves and threaded between the flowers, bot on the inside and outside of the wreath.

I used a green piece of ribbon and tied a bow and put in the top corner of the card and stuck the last large flower on the centre of the bow and again threaded ferns and leaves round the flower.  I printed out a Happy Christmas sentiment and cut it out and shaped it and tucked it under the edge of the bow/flower, and finished the card with pearls along the side and bottom.

You can do this with snowflakes as well as flowers for a different look.

I do love this style of card, quite long to make but so much fun.

TTFN, Happy Crafting.

Debs x