Today’s post shows the “Wondrous Wreath” set from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog being used for a get well card. This design could easily be used for birthday, thanks, hello, or anything else you might want to say.
Get your money’s worth – I think it is important to get a lot of use out of my products, so I like to find ways to extend their usability. The wreath in the Wondrous Wreath set makes a great general wreath base for almost anything. Instead of using the flower that came with the wreath set, I chose the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pak. This is the same set I used yesterday for the larger hearts on the wreath. I also used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits for the butterflies. All the colors are from the 2013 – 2015 In Color collection. You can purchase the ink and cardstock in a set, which saves money, and it is extremely versatile. I sponged the background banner in both Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar, just to mix things up, and then sponged the edge of the Project Life Cards & Labels die cut sentiment with the same combination, but very very lightly. The sentiment is from “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set. Almost all the sentiments from that set would work with this card.
Make an Impression – Besides using the Hardwood stamp to give a great background, I embossed the Party Pennants die cut banner with the Woodgrain embossing folder. I think this makes it look like a door entrance.
Make it stand out – This is not a card that will do well in the mail, so I will either hand deliver it, or put it inside a box. But I think the effect is worth the effort. I used Tombow Liquid Glue to adhere just the center line of the butterflies and the center of the flowers to the wreath. To get the flowers to bowl up, I used the wider end of my embossing stylus from my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to push the flowers gently into the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. And if you look at the side view of my card, you will see I have many layers of Dimensionals. I think all the layers really bring the card to life.
Thanks for stopping by, and please come back tomorrow to see the wreath set used as it was intended. Hey, it is a Christmas set, after all! And if you missed yesterday’s version (Valentine’s Day), just go back to August 15th. I’m still figuring out how to use WordPress, so my site and postings will be a little basic until I get the hang of things.
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