Friday, September 8, 2017

Succulent Wreath

I'm usually one of those people that like to keep everything in it's season - I.E. I don't post seasonal cards too far ahead of time, but...after printing and coloring this succulent wreath my card fairly made itself
Our family makes an annual trip to Colonial Williamsburg every year at Christmas time to admire the beautiful (all-natural) wreaths and decor they put out. This wreath put me in mind of something I'd see there, so a Christmas card it is ----- posted "out of season!"
I printed my wreath on Kraft cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I added a little glitter to the bow and orange baubles. I printed the bow twice and popped the second one up over the first for a little more dimension .The background is a piece of kraft cardstock swiped with Picket Fence Distress Stain and stamped over with a cheesecloth background stamp from Stampin' Up.
Supplies and tools:
Succulents and Baubles Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Prismacolor Pencils, Stickles, Dimensional Tape, Kraft Cardstock, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo), Fired Brick Distress Oxide, Cheesecloth bakcground stamp (Stampin' Up), Sentiment (Inkadinkado), Washi Tape, Hello Doily Dies (Sizzix) 

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Get Krafty
Addicted To Stamps - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Give Us Your Background
Shopping Our Stash - On Trend (Succulents)
Double D Challenge - Glitter


Darlene said...

WOW! What a beautiful holiday creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit! said...

Hi Esther, beautiful stamped wreath on your "out of season" Christmascard. I love wreaths :) I think that backgroundstamp looks great on your card, well done.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Vicki said...

Fabulous card, Esther! I have that same background stamp and you have truly inspired me to use it again. I love the kraft paper design. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Glitter" Challenge.

Greta said...

What a beautiful image--never thought of succulents for a wreath! Lovely coloring & beautiful background, Esther!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, I hardly recognized this wreath. You made it so amazing! Love the Cheesecloth background, too. I'm completely smitten! Thanks for sharing in our Glitter challenge at Double D!

Donna said...

I love an out of season post! You rebel!!
Gorgeous wreath!
Thanks for getting your trend on with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

I love your card! It is so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Brenda said...

Love, love, love your card and amazing background! Your coloring is gorgeous too (I'm working on my pencil skill and currently, well, let's just say I need practice and wish mine looked like yours). Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

Conniecrafter said...

Your wreath is totally gorgeous, and I just love it against that cheese cloth background, wow such a great combination that I never would have thought of, LOVE it!!

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Beautiful card! I love your Christmas wreath on the vintage background. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.