Technique Tuesday Fall/Christmas Wreath Cards

Hey, hello! I have a couple of Technique Tuesday cards to share with you today. I know I’m sounding like a broken record when I say that the mail services were slow in bringing me my goodies these last few months…but finally the Technique Tuesday September Greenhouse Society Fall Wreath stamp and die set arrived and I don’t care if it’s now Dec, I still had to make a fall card! Although really, I would send it any time of year!

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I’ve been in a Copic mood lately, so I started by stamping the wreath image and the extra leaves onto Neenah cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat setting with clear embossing powder. Then I colored in all the images and die cut them out.

For some extra zhuzh, while still keeping things simple, I also die cut a fun foam layer to adhere behind the wreath and added it to a slightly-smaller-than-A2 sized patterned paper card panel. That gorgeous plaid is from the PhotoPlay pad called Christmas Cheer.

Then I stamped a greeting from the Greenhouse Society August set called Echinacea Flower stamp. I stamped on vellum with Versamark ink and heat set with black detail embossing powder. I trimmed the ends and glued the little banner directly to the wreath.

But now, since it IS actually December I decided to turn this stamp set in a holiday/seasonal direction!

Both cards are basically the same with differences only in the layout and greetings.

I went through my solid colored cardstock stash and came up with this color scheme that plays well together. I taped the pieces together on the back, then trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than A2 sized, placed it in my MISTI and stamped with Versamark ink before heat setting with gold embossing powder.

After heat embossing, I used Copic markers just a shade darker than each piece of cardstock to color in the leaves. I die cut a greeting from mirror gold cardstock using the Greenhouse Society Camellia Flower set.

Card #2 is similar; same colors of cardstock, but this time I stamped and heat set with Platinum embossing powder.

Once again, I added subtle color with Copic markers, adding shadows on the green strip as there weren’t as many leaves there to color. I used a holiday sentiment from a previous release, the Greenhouse Society Holly Stamp set. I chose not to add any extra embellishment to keep them more simple and classic.

I hope you’re inspired by turning a stamp set designed for one occasion into a card for a different occasion! Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


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