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4/29/2018

Christmas Card Club - Challenge #9

Hello & Welcome. Once again it's time for a Christmas Card Club post, and the theme of our challenge for this week was selected by Rita . Rita wanted to see wreaths. Got lots of wreath dies and stamps too, so I decided to focus on some dies to make my 2 cards this week.

First though, I'd like to welcome a new follower, Ishani, of Quillish. I do hope you'll take time to go over, say hello to Ishani, and enjoy some of her fabulous cards. I found Ishani via Maxine of Kiwime's Kreations. I love finding new friends at an old friend's blog! You might want to say hi to Maxine as well, if you don't already know her!!



Card #1 - a Penny Black wreath die - 3 layers. I forgot to use my nice metal shim that is so good for intricate dies. Had 3 layers that were cut from a piece of white insert cardboard(snippet!). The dies cut pretty well, but I still had to do some fussy scissor cutting on each die cut, because of my forgetting. The ribbon cut very well, however. Colored each layer with copics, glued together. Used a generous inking of versamark, then Ranger Queen's Gold. On the red ribbon, also colored, used some new Gina K Red Hot. I've been looking for a nice red embossing powder, and I think this one made me happy.

 
Cuttlebug embossing folder, heat embossed the edges with the Queen's Gold. The sentiment was cut from the same insert cardboard, 2 layers - copic colored, embossed with Red Hot.
 
Card #2
 
 
 
 
Multiple wreath dies, some 'twig' shaped dies from Gina Marie were cut from colored snippets, also previously made backgrounds. Two other leafy wreath dies were cut from different green snippets. Then a holly leaf die was cut from white c/s and colored with copics. This die had the bow, jingle bell and extra leaves. Added the layers together. Colored the bow and jingle bell (2 layers) then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze. The card front was a previously created background made with various sprays, then embossed with a poinsettia EF. The sentiment was from a Concord & 9th set, 2 layers, embossed with the Red Hot. 
 
Hope you enjoyed my efforts. Do please visit my team mates, whose blog links are on the right side bar. Should you be interested in joining our group, let me know. It's a great way to build your December stash.
 
Ya'll have a great Sunday, and come again when you have time. It's getting porch weather so pretty soon we could swing, have some ice tea, and watch the world go by! Hugs & Blessings, and thanks for visiting.
 



34 comments:

  1. Two very beautiful wreath cards Mary. Love this PB stamp, it really makes such an elegant card. Lots of work in the traditional green wreath too. Well Done. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Two lovely cards Mary ...I just love the die on the first one....makes such an elegant card....hope you are having a good weekend xxxx

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  3. Hi Mary, Both cards are lovely.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  4. Pretty cards!!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. Oh! Mary what beautiful cards, love the gold and red of the first perfect glitz for Christmas, the second with its lovely layers in the wreath with its shine, they are wonderful.
    The porch and watching the world go by sounds so relaxing. Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Hugs
    Faith
    x

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  6. These two are fabulous, love what you did with each wreath, with such different results, like the way you layered different wreaths in the second one, gives lots of dimension. Great backgrounds on both too.

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  7. Two gorgeous Wreath cards! Love the designs of both. Great color choices too. Hope you are doing well. Take care.

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  8. Love both of these Mary. What a clever idea to heat emboss the edges of emboss it's so effective. Thanks for the idea. Zoe x

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  9. Love this elegant gold wreath, Mary! The heat embossed edges of the dry embossed background adds even more elegance! And you "built" another gorgeous wreath with different dies! Love the variation in foliage and colors!

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  10. Wreaths wreaths everywhere and oh so pretty! BOTH of them are just gorgeous Mary!!! Outstanding cards.
    Lynn

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  11. Hello Mary, both are really beautiful, I love that die on your first card and your more traditional card is beautifully designed, hope you are well, have a lovely day, Kate x

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  12. These are perfect for our challenge this time. I love the gold and red embossed one, very striking and festive.
    Lorraine

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  13. Beautiful wreath cards. Two very different designs but both very well made and perfect for Christmas cards.

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  14. Beautiful Mary, love the gold embossing powder to give your wreath some sparkle.

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  15. Both are so elegant and gorgeous, Mary!! I love the wreathes!! They look amazing on both!! The backgrounds are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. Hi Mary,
    what very beautiful cards and their desigs are awesome and so wonderful.
    I love both types of wreaths and everything you have done to create these stunning cards.
    That red embossing powder is such a wow factor and so vibrant.
    Lots of crafty love, and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  17. Two super cards Mary, they are both fabulous but I especially like the first one - such an elegant wreath.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  18. Those are both very different, yet very pretty wreath cards! I really like the simplicity of the first one with the pretty gold and red combo, but the greenery of the 2nd is very lifelike and fun too! Great job on both, and congrats on getting so many Christmas cards done so early this year!

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  19. These are both beautiful Mary - I love that first card - the wreath is so very unusual ...must look out for that! Big hugs rachel x

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  20. I have a stamp that looks similar to your golden wreath. Hm, I should perhaps dust it off, it’s beautiful and I do need loads of more Christmas cards. Your card is very elegant. The wreath on your second card looks full and I love the effect of the different layers. You did great with this theme.

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  21. Two wonderful wreaths Mary, and I love the gold and red on the first, that PB wreath has always been a favourite of mine, and then the multiple layered wreaths look beautiful with the pretty red bow, holly berries and sentiment, and it all goes perfectly with the great colours in the sprayed bsckground. x

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  22. Oh yes, I always enjoy my visits to you Mary. Two lovely wreaths and love all the gold on the first card and the super background and traditional colours of the second card.

    Kath x

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  23. Two wonderful and very different cards Mary, what lovely dies! Carol x

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  24. Both beautiful card but love the wreath die on the first one
    Carol x

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  25. Two fabulous wreath cards, MAry. The first is so elegant and full of sparkle! Loving all that sparkle. the gold looks great!

    The second is more traditional in style, and makes me think of a good old fashioned Christmas! Great work to combine the two wreaths and the branches too.

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  26. Oh Mary.. So sweet of you! I am so honoured. Beautiful wreath cards. I have always loved wreaths, just that we don't make the real one's in our culture. But I may adopt something from you all!

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  27. Two stunning cards Mary ... love the red embossing powder to ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  28. Two beautiful cards and those wreaths are both so different. Love the effect . My favourite has yo be the first one though. That big bow is the bees knees and the embossing powder you have used looks so divine. Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. I love that die on your first card. It looks beautiful in the gold, very elegant. Two lovely cards but my favourite is the first. Hope you are both well. Christine xx

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  30. Both of your wreath cards are stunning Momma Mary! I love the elegance of the red, white and gold one-so classy. I also love the traditional look of your second card-makes me happy feeling like when you were a kid looking forward to Christmas. lol I do love the idea of sitting on the porch! Hugs, Brenda

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  31. Both are stunning! I love the first wreath that is so unique in the design. The second one is so pretty and intricate. I appreciate the punches since I used a punch this eve and I have no strength in my wrists so it take a lot to do. Truly brilliant

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  32. Two beautiful wreath cards Mary. Love the Queen's Gold embossing powder. It's so gorgeous on your first wreath and looks amazing with the red heat embossed ribbon and sentiment. Love the texture from your dry embossed background.

    Your second card is so pretty with the mix of all types of wreath die-cuts. They all work together to create the most beautiful and full wreath. Love that background it's sitting on too ... lots of gorgeous colours and textures. Looks like you had fun creating these cards Mary! xx

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  33. These are both fabulous, the first one is really a browser, maybe it it is the unique shape of the wreath but it really stands out!

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  34. Lovely pair of cards, I am with Donna in that the first one is a stunner.

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