Christmas Leaves Wreath
I knew when I saw the Assorted Christmas Leaves die set that I had to have this fantastic set in my stash. When I sat down with it to cut apart the individual dies, I started to imagine the leaves clustered together in a wreath pattern. I made a loose sketch and got right to it!
My first step was to pick a color scheme. I opted for a non-tradtional Christmas color palette. I pulled several colors of cardstock from my stash and got to cutting my Winter leaves.
Next I die cut some scrap cardstock into a circle and a square. I needed to have a template of sorts to work with to make sure I got the spacing correct. I played around for some time trying to figure out what layout I liked best. I settled on this one, and carefully placed Press 'n Seal over it and pressed down firmly.
The Press 'n Seal will allow me to lift the leaves, flip them around, add my glue and attach my leaves down to my white square card panel.
I glued a circle die cut from silver foil in the center of my wreath.
Next, I stamped the candle from the Candle Light Poinsettia 6x6 stamp set with Versamark ink. Then, I sprinkled on silver embossing powder, and heat set it with my heat tool until melted. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with a coordinating pink ink.
To color my candle, I used pink, green, blue and yellow inks that I smooshed on my craft mat. Using a water brush, I lightly painted the images.
For one final detail, I used a Versamark marker to run along the outside edge of the circle. Then I silver heat embossed the circular edge.
I set that piece aside while I created my card base. I created a 5.75' card base from dark blue card stock.
Finally, I added a generous amount of silver splatters to the white wreath panel. Then, I added foam tape to the back of the stamped circle and adhered both my stamped circle and my silver circle to the card base.
For my finishing touches, I added Stickles to the flame and to the berries. Then, I went crazy with the Metallic Silver Lining Nuvo drops, which I added all around my card design.
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I really like this simple design. The candle is just wonderful. I am into the classic Christmas images these days—bells, candles, lanterns, wreaths, vintage goodies.