Friday, February 15, 2013

Punchy Wreath

I really enjoy visiting the Flourishes blog, and since I have two practically un-inked sets of theirs I thought I'd try a hand at their Hearts challenge.

I wanted to try a little punch-craft, so I made this little wreath. I embossed the yellow cardstock with the Fiskars' Lace texture plate on my BigShot, then punched out the hearts. First, I framed the circle (cut with a Spellbinder's die) with flat hearts. Then I scored more hearts (using a hand embossing tool), folded them in half, and used Glossy Accents to make them 3D.

For further inspiration, I turned to the Photo Inspiration/Recipe Challenge at The Ribbon Reel (below right) and the simply lovely layout at Sketch Saturday (below left). I also included the elements Heart, Stamp, Love per the BINGO challenge at Addicted to Stamps.

The Ribbon Reel
Both the background & sentiment stamps are by Flourishes Boutique. I used the "step on it" technique for the background stamp; I was really pleased with how even it came out. The background is stamped in Memento Rose Bud ink, and the sentiment is stamped in SU! Wild Wasabi.

The ribbon & lace seam binding are from my stash, and I bought the tissue-paper rose at an artist's market in Mexico. 

Addicted to Stamps: BINGO (right vertical column: Heart, Stamp, Love)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Put Your Heart On It
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
The Ribbon Reel: Photo Inspiration + Yellow & Pink + Ribbon, Flower, Lace/Twine

Thank you for visiting,


Sue said...

Beautiful card! I love how you've used little hearts to make the frame and your ribbon and rose are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Sue x

Nonni said...

How pretty, I really like the wreath made of hearts, creative and beautiful! The colors of the card are great too. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Kylie said...

This is sooo pretty! LOVE it. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Jeanne J said...

Oh I love that clever little ring of embossed hearts! Simply stunning!

Deborah Anton said...

So glad you were able to play along and ink up some of your Flourishes stamps! Great job on the wreath- perfect for the challenge! Thanks for joining us in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

Niki Rowland said...

There's a lot of work gone into that heart wreath! It paid off though, card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Shana Gaff said...

I love the color combination you used! It is so unique and lovely. Thanks for playing at ATSM this week in our Bingo challenge. :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Terrific way to make a wreath and you nailed that color combo/inspiration with this card. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M!