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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas wreath...

Hello!!  Got some time yesterday to make another Christmas card.  This one is for the current Merry Monday Christmas challenge of how will you decorate your door, as well as the Hero Arts holiday card challenge.   I was on a mission to use my September My Monthly Hero card kit and when I saw the Merry Monday challenge I knew the inspiration I needed.  I started by created my wreath using one of the wreath dies from the kit as well as a branch die that comes in the kit.  I die cut the wreath from a brownish cardstock and the branch from hunter green.  I then layered them together.  Some little berries were die cut using a die from the add-on Hero Arts stamp and die set called Christmas Trimmings.  Once I had the wreath done I got started on my door.  I die cut the rectangles using a small Spellbinders rectangle die and a small Spellbinders long rectangle die.  The pieces were then adhered to a piece of white cardstock that was trimmed down to create the door.  I added a little brushed metal brad for my door knob.  I adhered the door to a red cardstock base and then added my wreath.  My wreath is kinda oversized for my door, but I have seen doors with oversized wreaths on them!  For some sparkle I added some Crystal Stickles to some of the greenery and the little berries.  The twine bow was adhered and then finished things off by stamping the sentiment from Christmas Trimmings, die cutting it with the matching dies and adhering it to the wreath.  So there you have it... that is how I will decorate this door, lol!! 
Hope you have a wonderful day...

Supplies:  Cardstock: white; SU! Soft Suede, Hunter and Real Red; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Dies:  Hero Arts and Spellbinders; Ink:  SU! Real Red; brushed metal brad

18 comments:

Greta said...

Gorgeous over sized wreath--love it, Rosemary! Very creative way to make your door--may have to case that!

Bonnie said...

What wonderful texture and dimension, Rosemary! Love that paneled door! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lisa said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully Rosemary!! I like the little bit of sparkle you added. The white panels in the background make a great door. Fabulous!!

laurie said...

Beautiful wreath!I love the twine bow!

Karren said...

That wreath is so gorgeous and full! Fabulous card! BTW, congrats on your win at FMS and your shout out at PaperTrey Ink.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Rosemary...I love your "oversized" wreath! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Karen L K said...

Very nice! That is a great looking wreath!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Rosemary!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great minds .... I used some of the same supplies, Rosemary! Yours, however, is totally gorgeous - puts my wreath to shame LOL. Just love the bit of crystal stickles on the branches!!

Birgit said...

What a pretty wreath! All the layers and that bit of sparkle make this a beautiful card!

Leslie Miller said...

What an absolutely gorgeous wreath! I love all the red and how you made the door panels. Just beautiful!

Debbie Henderson said...

I love all the pretty layers you used to create your wreath. So pretty! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Rosemary ... lovely layers, terrific dimension and fabulous depth ... a beautifully decorated front door! Hugs, Anita :)

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Rosemary - looks like a winner to me!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Stunning wreath and great background with the raised panels, Rosemary!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stun-ning :)

Lisa Lara said...

Oh so gorgeous and eye catching Rosi!

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty wreath!
Thanks so much for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!