- Jingle Belles' Peace on Earth (Day) Challenge,
- Merry Monday's Wreath Challenge,
- Sketch Saturday's great new sketch, and
- Simon Says' Showers and/or Flowers Challenge.
So, here's an upcycled wreath with flowers, sketch-inspired card. :)
The card at the right was my jumping off point for the card I'm sharing today. I've kept it for years and years and years. I believe it was the first handmade Christmas card we ever received. More than that, I remember being drawn to the pretty, glittery tone-on-tone tree, as well as its classic ivory-navy-tan palette. In other words, a perfect candidate for a makeover.
- My first step was dismantelling the layers with minimal damage.
- The original blue layer was used to create a backdrop for my wreath and the bottom layer to frame the sentiment strip.
- The original tan layer was used for the wreath and the middle layer for the sentiment strip.
- In addition, some of the original tan layer was inked up with fired brick to die cut out the flowers.
- Flower centers were punched out from that pretty glittery tree. Silver Stickles were applied to add a little extra shine.
- The original bow was paired up with a sweet gingham ribbon, and a tiny bit of the original ribbon was tucked under the flower cluster.
- Some scraps of very vanilla that were pretty a pretty good match for the original tree layer were used for the sentiment and the bottom layer of the wreath panel.
- Finally, the wreath panel and sentiment strip were attached to an embossed mossy meadow card base.
We have a punches and/or dies challenge going on at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Birthdays, thank yous, any theme at all as long as you use at least one punch/die. SAS4Kids is a great way to bring big smiles to little faces in need of a pick-me-up.
And, don't forget about our Words 2 Craft By Challenge. We'd love to have you play along with our N-U-M-B-E-R M-O-U-S-E challenge.
Have a great Friday. Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!