Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas card - swirl wreath digital, decorative paper and some bling

I created this card as a sample for one of my card classes and after a bit of evaluation when I was preparing kits I decided to modify the design a bit to make it more class friendly.  I did make up the samples well in advance of the class due to my other commitments and before I had any idea how many would be attending the class.  So this one was added to my stash and will be sent to someone on my Christmas card list.
I started with decorative scrapbook paper  - a 4" square.  I tore it in two and found a coordinating card front.  After a bit of consideration I decided to emboss the area in the gap before adhering the two pieces - one on top and the other at the bottom.  I colour printed the digital swirly wreath image onto white cardstock, trimmed them to 2.75" and added textured lines to them using my pattern tracing wheel.  I mounted the image to a coordinating square of cardstock.  Wanting to add a bit more interest I punched a label using the Decorative Label punch (SU) from red cardstock, cut it in half and embellished each half using a glittery rhinestone and dots from a clear glitter gel pen.  I mounted these to the back of my image before adhering this large element to my card front using 3D foam tape.  Love the look of it but it became impractical for the class due to the amount of small pieces.  The digital wreath was digitally manipulated which produced some in a variety of colours.  Makes it coordinate with a variety of papers that way!!             Therese