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Monday, August 11, 2014

tis the season...

Hello!!  Well... it isn't quite the Christmas season, yet, thank goodness!  But as everyone who plays along with Merry Monday will tell you it isn't too soon to start making those Christmas card!  However, this card isn't for Merry Monday (although it just might work except that I don't have any gingham ribbon to throw on it!) it is actually for Less is More (one layer - foliage) and AEI{heart}U challenge (kraft).


I used the Avery Elle set Winter Wreath.  The wreath image was stamped twice. Once in Memento Bamboo Leaves and once in Close to My Heart New England Ivy.  Then I added in all the little bits like pinecones, berries and the bow.  No masking, just layered up stamping.  Initially I wasn't too pleased with how the stamping turned out as some of the leaves on the wreath have a very mottled look, but I decided to embrace the less than perfectly stamped look for a change, lol!  

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI kraft; Stamps:  Avery Elle; Inks:  Memento and Close to My Heart

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Love this country wreath Rosemary!

Stephanie Poteet said...

I really like the rustic look of it ~ Beautiful for a Country Christmas!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Rosi. Great stamping. Fun to see a non traditional Christmas card. It is hot and muggy today isn't it?

Greta said...

Terrific 1 layer card, Rosemary! I love the colors stamped on the kraft!

Christine said...

Wonderfully done!

Mynn xx said...

Love the fabulous layered stamping--especially on the kraft! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Sid said...

Beautifully stamped LIM card. Looks so effective Rosemary !

Anne said...

Rosemary the 'mottled' look fits the cardstock colour and the whole county feel of you wreath - gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
Anne
LIM Designer

Elaine said...

A lovely Christmas wreath!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love the rustic look Rosie, beautiful card:)
Val x

Joanne James said...

Love the rustic look of your country wreath Rosemary! Just uploaded my own LIM entry and it seems we had a similar idea, yet our cards look quite different. love it how that happens!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card, everyone is gearing up for Christmas.........

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a sheer delight Rosemary.
Love the wreath effect and well done on starting on the Christmas ones ... must do the same.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

judkajudi said...

Love the idea of double stamping the wreath. Beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful card, Rosemary! I love that you chose Kraft for your card base, and how you stamped the leaves in 2 shades of green! A lovely 'Country' Christmas one layer card!

Anita in France said...

Such a pretty rustic wreath, Rosemary ... great dimensional look with the lovely layered stamping! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Love this gorgeous wreath and ur perfect stamping :)

Jenny said...

I just love your rustic wreath, the perfect Christmas card :)

Chrissie said...

That stamping effect on a kraft backdrop is superb Rosemary!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Martha said...

Rosemary, I always love when you use "kraft". This is such a pretty card!

Katie Gehring said...

This is gorgeous! I love the wreath on kraft- fabulous design! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with the AE Challenge!

donna mikasa said...

So pretty! I love the rustic feel of the colors against kraft! And you got a Christmas card finished, too!