greeting cards

Christmas wreaths

CR00448 square

I coloured these wreaths just after the last Daily Marker challenge finished and they’d been sitting in my colouring box, forgotten, until the other day when I checked through my to-do list and spotted “Pick Xmas colouring out of stash and turn into cards”.

I love how these simple cards turned out — maybe I can do clean and simple as long as I don’t set out with the intention of creating a CAS card.

CR00449 detail

The key to making this design work was to find the right card to use on the card base. I quickly decided that the card base should be red, to match the berries and the bows. Then, to be nice and Christmassy, the panel should be gold, but all my gold card is far too shiny for this. I do have some harvest buckram card which has a lovely delicate texture but is a very boring light brown, which, it turns out, is the perfect base for Delicata golden glitz ink. A coat of gold ink gave it a lovely bit of shimmer to go with the texture.

I stamped the sentiment in black and then used fun foam to give the wreaths a bit of dimension.

CR00448 detail


  • stamps:
    WPlus9 – festive greetings
  • digital stamps:
    The Octopode Factory – Christmas wreath
  • inks:
    Delicata – golden glitz
    Versafine – onyx black
  • Copic markers:
    wreath with red ribbon
    leaves – G24, G28, G46
    berries – R89
    ribbon – R24, R29, R89
    wreath with pink ribbon
    leaves – G14, G07, G46
    berries – R29
    ribbon – RV23, RV25, RV29
  • embellishments:
    Irresistible – pico embellisher – shimmer
  • paper and card:
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – red
    Papermill Direct – harvest buckram
    Neenah solar white 216gsm

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