Hello Dare 2B Artzy friends! I’m back today with a quick holiday card to share with you.
I’ve been following Kristina Werner’s blog and every year about this time she does a video series for her holiday cards! I love to see what interesting card designs she comes up with and my card today was inspired by one of her holiday cards.
For this card, I had to dig through my Dare 2B Artzy stamps to find the perfect stamps to create a wreath. Initially I chose the little branch that comes with the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set but it didn’t work quite like I’d hoped.
Instead, I used the cute little branch from the Tis the Season stamp set.
To create my wreath, I used a 4 inch circle die as a template and drew a faint circle onto some white cardstock with a pencil. This gave me a path to follow when stamping the wreath shape.
Next, I pulled out 4 different colors of green ink that I had from various different stamp companies. I tried to find colors that complimented each other, but also colors that made it look like the greens you would see in a wreath. With my darkest color, I stamped the branch an equal distance around my circle. As I stamped each image I would turn the image towards the inside of the wreath circle slightly or towards the outside of the wreath circle. I even stamped a couple of times so that the center branch lined up with the line of my circle. I continued stamping each of the colors in the same way around my circle until it resembled a wreath.
To create the little red berries or ornaments on the wreath image – not sure which it would be, I found the perfect Dare 2B Artzy stamp set. The Doodle Flowers stamp has a perfect dot stamp that turned out to be the perfect size. To use it, I brushed on some anti-static powder across the entire wreath and placed it into my MISTI. Next, I used some Versamark ink and stamped the dot and then repositioned it and reinked it and stamped again until I had several stamped images around the wreath. Finally, I sprinkled on my red embossing powder and heat set it. I love that it works perfectly with the branches.
For my sentiment, I used the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set. I just love the sentiments in this set. I positioned the stamp in the center of my wreath using my MISTI and stamped and heat embossed it with some Champagne embossing powder. I like the color of this embossing powder because it looks gold, but isn’t quite as brassy as gold embossing powder.
Next, it was on to creating the base for my card. To do that I used the 5 ½ inch circle die and a piece of my favorite Dare 2B Artzy holiday paper which is plaid and layered that into my die cutting machine with one edge of the circle not completely covered by the cutting mat. This gave me a circle card with a top fold since the top edge wasn’t cut. I cut a second piece out of some white cardstock for the inside panel of the card. I adhered the inside panel to the card base with some score tape.
To finish the card I used some Versamark ink and ran the ink pad around the edge of my wreath and also the edge of my car base and sprinkled on some more Champaign embossing powder to give it just a hint of a golden shimmer to the edge of the card. I think it finishes the card nicely.
I used a little Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on some of the wreath branches to give them an extra bit of shimmer.
I think this would be a great card to make in large quantities because it actually comes together really quickly. You could easily do an assembly line to make these cards with friends and family.
I had a lot of fun finding new ways in which to use my Dare 2B Artzy stamps to create this card inspired by Kristina Werner. It really makes me look at my stamps in new ways and find other ways to be creative with some of my images.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card. Links to the products I used for today’s card are listed below at no cost to you.
Be sure to check out all of Dare 2B Artzy’s holiday stamps and papers available in the shop (www.dare2Bartzy.com) and be sure to stay tuned for the awesome hop coming up this weekend with the entire Dare 2B Artzy team. I know you’ll be inspired by all the amazing projects we have in store for you!!