There are certain symbols that many people associate with the holidays and wreaths are one of them. With a few simple supplies, these cards are easy to make and give such a great impact. Let's get to the fun part!
How to make this card:
1. Cut cardstock base and fold to create your card base. Cut a mat in same color as base; round the corners and dry emboss with a dotted embossing folder. This could also be done with a stamp; heat embossed or a lightly patterned paper! Adhere to base with foam dimensional dots. Set aside until after the next step.
2. Punch several branches out of green cardstock using the Martha Stewart branch punch. To create wreath, glue each, overlapping the next in a curcular fashion, until you have a fully formed wreath. Using a paper towel and white acrylic paint, lightly distress leaves until you get something you are happy with. There is no wrong way to do this part so don't worry too much about messing it up! Adhere red rhinestones and cardinal bird (Jolee's) to card.
3. Take ribbon, wrap around top of your wreath and glue back. This will give the impression that your wreath is being hung from a door, window, etc. Adhere wreath with foam dimensional dots to your base and also adhere ribbon to base with adhesive of your choice.
4. To finish up, tie a bow using the ribbon that is hanging your wreath. Adhere about half way down the "hanger" ribbon and that's it!
What is your Christmas card must have? Even if you don't make your own; what do you look for when purchasing yours? Mine is glitter. I have to have glitter. It just wouldn't be Christmas time without a little, and by a little, I mean a freakin ton, of glitter! Leave me a comment and let me know what your Christmas card must have is!
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Until tomorrow and another great card...