Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Embossed wreaths

I'm popping in with a quick post so that I can link up my cards at Beccy's Place where there's a race going on.

I started by cutting and scoring several sheets of cardstock in green and red and stamping the SSS gingham background in tone on tone (Spruce and Rockin' Red, CP inks). I had embossed my (square panel) wreaths last year, but could not figure out how to use them on my cards. I decided to fussy cut the wreaths and blend a little ink over it, and then used a marker to add colour to the berries

I discovered that this sentiment by Penny Black fitted perfectly in the middle of my wreaths, so I used my MISTI to stamp them and heat embossed them in gold. To finish off, I adhered a strip of gold glitter washi across before popping up my wreaths using thin foam tape.

I'm also linking up my cards at:

Stamping Sensations - Getting ready for Christmas

Sparkle's Christmas - #95 Embossing (heat or dry - I used both)

CHNC - #413 Anything Christmas goes

It's the end of the month and that means 
it's also time for the November Rudolph Days


  1. I am seeing a lot with this gingham background stamp and fear it now has to go on my wish list as it is such a versatile stamp!
    Two lovely Christmas cards and thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month!

  2. A lovely card and your image works really well with the Gingham background. Thank you for joining us in our 'Get Ready For Christmas' theme challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. I completely missed the race at Beccy's (sad face here)! Beautiful gingham paper and lovely wreaths! This is an awesome card for Rudolph Day!

  4. Love the simplicity of these gorgeous designs, Marianne. The background papers are perfect. Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


  5. Gorgeous wreaths Marianne, what a fabulous design. I love the sentiment you added to the middle, isn't it great when you find your supplies fit well together? You did a wonderful job matching all the background papers, they're very festive. Great job!

  6. I love that gingham background on your lovely card (another stamp to go on my wish list!)
    Thanks For Joining Us At Stamping Sensations This Month

  7. Great cards, love the traditional colours! Thank you so much for joining our Embossing Challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this month and I do hope you'll join us again soon, Love Jacky x
    Sparkles Xmas DT

  8. What a great idea! Love that you managed to save the wreaths from last year and you got some inspiration to make them work on this card. Love the tartan! xx

  9. Fabulous cards, Marianne! And that sentiment stamp looks like it was just MADE for it.
    Cheers, Barbara

  10. a beautiful design for a christmas card and i love the gingham backgrounds! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge.
    DT Rudolph Days Challenge

  11. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. A lovely set of cards. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC with an optional twist of Make Your Own Background.

  13. Fussy cutting those pretty wreaths was a great idea.You have made some pretty cards!

    Sorry I am so late getting round to comment...

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.