"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

warm wishes...

Hello friends!  A quick post today... wasn't actually planning on posting, but this card that I made for the current CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers works for the current Merry Monday challenge (use browns, tans, creams), as well as the current AEI{heart}U challenge (holiday).


I started by die cutting the AE winter wreath from some My Mind's Eye woodgrain patterned paper and then stamping it with the corresponding wreath image using Hero Art's Latte ink.  All the little bits were die cut, stamped and added to the wreath.  I watermark ink and gold embossing powder for the bow.  When I die cut the wreath from the patterned paper I wasn't sure how it would look, but I really like the finished product.  It gives it a bit more of a rustic look I think. 
I die cut the panel using my AE dotted die, added the wreath and the sentiment.  Mounted everything on a dark chocolate card base.   I know the Merry Monday challenge was to use cream, brown and tan so I hope it is okay that I have the little bits of red and green.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI; Stamps and dies:  Avery Elle; Inks:  Hero Arts and Memento

28 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Oooh! This die cut is on my wish list. I LOVE this wreath. Great card, Rosemary!

Greta said...

Absolutely perfect for the challenges, Rosemary! Another favorite--so beautiful!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
This is just stunning!
Smiles:)
Sue

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! The patterned paper adds another layer of interest. Love your card!

Barb said...

Oh, what a gorgeous wreath, Rosie! Such a beautiful card!

Katie Melhus said...

This is lovely, Rosemary, love how you stamped on the woodgrain for your wreath! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Lauren Moore said...

This wreath is just perfect!

Lisa said...

Well I for one am glad you decided to post today!! Very pretty card Rosemary, love the embossed dots around the edges!

Lisa Lara said...

How smart to cut your wreath out of woodgrain dp Rosi. I love love love it.

Judy1223 said...

Oooh, this is so warm and rich, Rosemary! Love those colors and your pretty wreath die!

Nat said...

love the rustic feel, beautiful design :) !!!!

Toni said...

Great rustic card! I am so drawn to that AE die

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty card, Rosemary! I love all the shades of brown and that you chose woodgrain paper for your wreath! Beautiful CAS design, too!

Petra Swart said...

What a lovely card, Rosemary!!!! I love the rustic feel and the wreath looks great!!! Beautiful!!!

Have a lovely day!!!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card! I'm drooling over that stamp and die set!

Windy Ellard said...

Fun wreath and rustic feel..thanks for sharing!

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

I love how you used the die cut. You card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing in Merry Monday.

Anita in France said...

The wreath is fabulous in that woodgrain DP, Rosemary ... and is perfectly complemented by the little pops of red and green ... just lovely! Anita :)

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous wreath Rosie love the wood effect dp and the colours work so well 😊
Val x

Nance Leedy said...

This is wonderful! I love that you stamped and die-cut from patterned paper...it adds so much to the image. Perfect elements for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Jenny said...

Wow Rosemary, this is just gorgeous !!! I adore the rustic feel...must try this :)

My Creative Side said...

So pretty!!!

Ruth M said...

A wonderful rustic Christmas card Rosemary, the card has such a warm and cosy vibe, so charming! I love the woodgrain wreath and the sweet pine cones and berries!
Ruth x

Brian King said...

This is certainly a very warm card, Rosemary. The colors are perfect for the Merry Monday challenge, and the image is beautiful. Thanks for playing along this week.

Deepti said...

Yet another gorgeous creation :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, your image is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Karren said...

This is so pretty! The woodgrain pattern on the wreath looks fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a BEAUTY this is! I love this color combination! AND...every detail is simply beautiful!

Since I have access to a computer tonight, I thought I'd leave you a quick comment.