Sunday, November 11, 2012

Greetings of the Season - 2 Challenges

Hi!  Yesterday was such a beautiful day, it was difficult to stay at my craft table very long.  I did mange to fit it all in though.  It was great to get some fresh air while my husband and I worked in the yard.  Hey, the high was around 65 degrees...and it was sunny.  That's unusual for northern Illinois in mid November;  so we had to take advantage of it.

Anyway...I'm sharing a card that I made for 2 challenges.

Just Us Girls #162 - Make a ribbon wreath.  I hesitated at first when I saw this challenge. I've never tried making a ribbon wreath before.  But, it's a challenge!  The JUGS site provided a link to the wreath tutorial, so why not give it a try?
Dynamic Duos - DD#28 color challenge.  I already planned to use Cherry Cobbler ribbon for my wreath, so this color challenge was perfect for the card I wanted to create.

This is how I combined the two challenges ~

I wanted to create the look of a wreath hanging on a wall.  So I used my simple stripes impression plate for the focal panel.  That always reminds me of wainscoting.  Love that vintage feel!  The sentiment is from a brand new Stampin' Up! stamp set called Greetings of the Season.  I love the combination of fonts in this sentiment.
Thanks so much for taking a look today!

Card stock: sahara sand, basic black (SU)
Ink: onyx black (Versafine)
Stamps: greetings of the season (SU)
Other: simple stripes die (PTI), cherry cobbler quilted satin ribbon (SU), Christmas mint brad (S.E.I)


  1. Your wreath is gorgeous, Susie!! Love the deep red and the scored BG is perfect to showcase it :) Thanks for taking the plunge and giving it a try! You did a great job. Thank you for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

  2. Wow, this is really beautiful ! I was a little worried about the technique myself, but it was fun - and your wreath looks perfect. I am so glad you joined along with us at Just Us Girls !

  3. Amazing card! Very classy!

  4. Super fantastic!! LOVE the wreath you created, it's awesome Susie!

  5. Wow!!! Fabulous ribbon wreath in gorgeous color! Love it to pieces...great job!!!

  6. OMGoodnes!! I'm loving this, and will be checking out that tutorial next. Thanks for sharing and playing with us at Dynamic Duos.

  7. Beautiful card! i am going to have to try that wreath technique!!!

  8. Gorgeous wreath! And, I love the wainscoting feel! I need to check out this technique and try it out after seeing your wreath. Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duos this week!

  9. That wreath is certainly a 'wow' factor!! And the way you've kept the rest of the card nice and simple to really make the wreath shine. Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

  10. Susie, that wreath is awesome! Wowzers what a cool statement it makes on your holiday card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)


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