Twine & Faux Button Wreath Hello

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Hi there! I had a few challenges I wanted to enter, and decided to really challenge myself and combine all of them into one card. Here it is:
The card is pretty simple, but it took a little while to figure out the logistics of how to do it.

                       

I began with the Curtain Call inspiration photo and Prickley Pear Sketch, and cut a rectangular piece of white textured cs, sponged Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over it, then cut it into 3 equal strips. After gluing them to dark blue cs, I ran it through my Grand Caliber with a Woodgrain embossing folder (I was going for a front door look). Then I glued a branch die cut across the upper part of the card. For the PTI inlaid die-cut challenge, I cut an Ironwork Motifs design through all the layers, and used a circle die to cut the center out of the Ironwork die cut. I made the same cuts on a piece of white cs, sponged Tea Dye ink across the Ironwork die cut, and stamped a Prickley Pear flourish swag design randomly on it to give it a little texture (the swag is the same design that I eventually stamped in blue outside the top and bottom of the wreath). Finally, I put the stamped Ironwork die cut and the blue circle inside the card front like puzzle pieces.

To make the wreath, I die cut faux buttons from white cs, using the Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #2 die, and stamped button images on them using Seedless Preserves and Festive Berry Distress Inks. I threaded them onto a length of twine, alternating colors, then wound the twine over the top of the inlaid die cut, gluing the faux buttons down to the card front as I went. The fuzzy flowers are artificial baby's breath that I cut from the stems and glued white Sparkly Fluff to.

Finally, I stamped the flourish swags over and under the wreath, stamped a hello sentiment in the lower right corner, added some Pearl Pen pearls, and spritzed Silver Shimmer Spritz over the entire card front for a little shine.

Just a little decoration on the inside, leaving a blank personalization panel, finished it up.

And, that'll do it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
PTI Make It Monday #138: Inlaid Die-Cuts
Curtain Call Inspiration: Nov 1-Welcome Home
Prickley Pear November 2013 Sketch Challenge
Paper Issues: Fallin' For You

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25 comments :

Maria said...

Wow! Your card looks amazing, Cheryl! At first I thought it was a canvas wall hanging!:-) Love all the texture and beautiful colors! It's a winner in my book...great job! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Cherryl! LOVE the wood grain and the panels and the FAB wreath! Couldn't be any prettier!

Kim S said...

Truly stunning backdrop with your distressed rustic wood! It's perfect for the rich colors and textures of your wreath. Thank you for joining us at Curtain Call.

MichelleZ said...

Cheryl, your card really caught my eye. I LOVE those colors together. Gorgeous! And the twine wreath is brilliant. I've never seen that done before and I LOVE it! So creative. I also like how you beautifully decorated the inside as well. All of those little details....awesome! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Hope to see you next week too! ;) ~Michelle

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Perfect in every way!

Marisa said...

Your distressed wood BG is FABULOUS and your wreath is stunning. Wonderful take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call!

Rachel B. said...

Great card! Very creative!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--so creative & gorgeous! Love your work, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, neat idea to add texture to the strips in the design and love how you used the branch for the piece going over all three pieces, very creative, cute wreath!

maria f. said...

This card just jumps out of the gallery and screams "come look closer". You did a fabulous job on your weathered wood strips. And the colors are so harmonious. Beautiful work.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Cheryl! Love the wreath! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Meihsia Liu said...

What a wonderful card! The colors and textures are just stunning! :)

Daša said...

Love this wreath! Stunning!

Angie said...

Stunning! I love how you made your wood grain panels! The wreath on the door is so much fun. The flourished swag add a beautiful finish to the card and it looks lovely on the inside too! Thanks for playing along with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Michelle Pearson said...

How great is this?! Love your wreath and the buttons and all the details! Thanks for playing the Prickley Pear Sketch Challenge! :)

Helene said...

I love your card ! The wreath is so original !

Leslie Miller said...

Great combo of the challenges. Cute with the buttons. I love the flourishes framing the wreath, and the panels look wonderful in the background.

Stacey Schafer said...

absolutely stunning! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how the wreath turned out! Amazing!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

wienerhoneymooners said...

So artistic and richly gorgeous!
Great Job, love the lustrous decadence in the colors!

phinner said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Leah the Orange said...

So, THANK YOU, for linking up at Paper Issues. I spotlighted you today because your card is BEAUTIFUL! CLICK HERE! :)

maria f. said...

Congrats on your shoutout at Curtain Call. Should have won...

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is stunning, Cheryl! Congratulations on the well-deserved shoutout from CC!! Hugs, Darnell

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What an incredible work of art! I am so impressed with all of the steps you took to get your finished card and how each little detail makes such a big impact! Stunning! I hope to try something like this. Thanks so much for the inspiration!