Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Corbel Christmas Wreath

 I recently purchased the Simon Says Stamp Corbel Wreath die...I know, late to the party...better late than never, I always say:)!!  I had thought it was so pretty when it came out a few releases ago, but it went out of stock.  It came back in, and with a few things I had to get from the Stamptember® release, it is now in my possession!!   I made my first Christmas card of the season with this oh so pretty die:)!!...
The first thing I have to mention is the color of my wreath.  I had the color in mind before I even got the die!!  I had purchased the new Simon Says Stamp Laurel Green ink a while back, and thought the "laurel" would be perfect for this wreath!!  SO...I swiped the pad on some cardstock(the swiped panels had been hanging out in my craft room for a couple weeks😆), and die cut the wreath from two swiped panels (if you know me, you KNOW I HAVE to layer!!😊).  Here's what one looked like after I die cut and adhered to the card...
Notice the dots are still in the die cut.  I opted to simply use the leaf looking pieces, squirting tiny drops of glossy accents on the back of each leaf and then pressing the wreath onto the card.  The dots were simply too many and too little...it would have made a mess to try and adhere them in this same way.   I allowed the leaves to dry for a bit, then carefully lifted the green piece of cardstock off of the card.  Do not be disappointed if some leaves don't stick, simply apply another dot or two of glue and try again with what remains.  I then die cut the second swiped panel, took a top and bottom leaf out of the die cut to be able to see where to perfectly position the panel on top of the wreath already on the card (I chose the ones that kind of look like birds, they have a little swivel to them), and voila...a layered wreath...even with all those little pieces!!  I filled in the places where the dots had been, and maybe even not have been, with red rhinestones in three sizes...here's a close up...
I added a pretty sentiment from the new Stamptember® release set, On a String, in the same Laurel Green as the wreath.  I also stamped a little border for the bottom, for, as mistakes would have it, I didn't position the wreath perfectly, so I chopped some of the top off, adding the striped panel to the bottom....I kind of like mistakes sometimes!!  What a simply lovely wreath...ahhhh...this card speaks to me...Merry Christmas, indeed😊!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! A lot of work though. Too much for me to mass produce.

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  2. Thank you very much for explaining the layering process so well. I really love your work. There have been many packages from SSS winging their way down to New Zealand following your beautiful posts!!!

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  3. Beautiful card and a fab tutorial on how you made it! xxx

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  4. Very nice Lisa. As for mistakes....Sometimes for me it works out better than what my original thought was too. Oh happy day! Great card!

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  5. Lovely wreath and I appreciate the time you put into this!

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  6. Awesome card, Lisa! I so loved the wreath die when I saw it but knew it would be too complicated for me. Thanks SO much for the tutorial, I'll have to try this technique :)

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  7. Beautiful, Lisa! But then, I love all your cards! Thanks for sharing the how-to's.

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  8. Wow! Another stunner! :D Did you put glossy accent/glue on the first layer of leafs before adding the second die cut (swiped) wreath? (And then pulling that one away as well?) I'd so like to try it. Maybe I can make it thanks to your tutorial.

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    1. I put glue on the first layer of leaves, pressed them onto the card, let them dry, removed the excess, and then repeated with the second layer. Hope that makes sense. Not as hard as it might seem...the rhinestones were more labor intensive as they had to be cut apart:)!

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  9. Thanks for explaining, Lisa! I will def try it out. Looking forwards to your next great card.

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa