Friday, December 4, 2015

Joyful Wreath

Blogger threw me for another loop yesterday so you may have already seen a little sneak peek of this card.  No matter though - it's just one more card for Christmas.

I always look for one design/stamp to use for Christmas cards and make several of them.  This was what I was going to use for this year - however......

I stamped out the Stampendous wreath, took 48 hours to get it colored, and then realized I didn't have any gold paper.  Did some heat embossing around the edges of the panel to make it gold and mounted the wreath on that.  Of course, during the process I got gold embossing powder all over the Versmark ink pad!   Stamped the sentiment, smeared it, and started over.  Finally got the sentiment right, added some Wink of Stella to the wreath and it's a done deal.

Needless to say after working on this one card for approximately 5 days I ditched the great idea for mass production.

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a great weekend.
Lynn

25 comments:

Lisa said...

This is elegant and gorgeous!! The wreath looks amazing!! I love the gold embossed sentiment!! Well worth the time it took to make!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my I love this wreath and what a fabulous bow. Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Five days worth of BEAUTY! It came out gorgeous. I know what you mean though, I've had many experiences just like yours with some card that I thought would be kind of simple to make only to have it end up being so complicated. Just save this one for someone very special. Have a good weekend.

Chrissy said...

Well worth the effort Lynn..gorgeous card and I love the wreath with the gold behind it..beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Such a lovely design Lynn, it looks so professional!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Lynn!! You are just too funny! I can totally relate! Never fails that I will get an idea in my head and then it never works out quite the right way! I have trouble with smearing the stamps or putting too much glossy accents on or missing a spot! Yikes! Why do we torture ourselves?? Your card, however, is absolutely gorgeous! The colors in the wreath, the pine cones and that gorgeous red bow! I love your card!!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous wreath and the gold frame is icing on the cake :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

A very elegant card Lynn, I love the wreath
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

Bwahaha---5 days on a card? Now I don't feel so bad! For a CAS card, this may have taken more time than you ever expected, but I love how it turned out! Great coloring on that wreath with all the golden accents! NJ!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn!! I love that wreath and your fabulous gold embossing details! Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Tammy

Tammy said...

All that time spend was well worth it, absolutely beautiful card! Truly sensational!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Aw, that's too bad you had so many troubles with this card. It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful image and the gold! Must have just been one of those days!

MaryH said...

Pretty image, and love the great coloring - impressive save on the 'gold fix'. Looks just great. Brave you to do these for many cards, as that's a lot of coloring. That lush red bow looks wonderful topping this wreath. Good JOB! TFS & Hugs.

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Lynn, but even more I love how you tell the story! :-D I don't know that I've ever had a 5 DAY card but I've certainly have a lot that just went sideways so I know your frustration. The gold embossing did work well, though, despite the problems. The wreath is beautiful, even if you don't want to spend that much time coloring it for mass production. :D

Maxine D said...

Beautiful card Lynn - but I can understand you not wanting to mass produce this one. My versamark pad is looking the worse for wear after an encounter with gold ep too!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful, one of a kind card, Lynn! Wonderful job of coloring! Embossing and mass production never work well for me.

Tracy Crafty Freeman said...

Lynn this made me smile because i had a similar plan and it ended up like yours lol
BUT you have ended up with such a lovely card, the gold embossing looks fab.
Hope you are having a nice weekend xx

Sue said...

Having a quick catch up Lynn..fabulous cards I've missed!! love the snowman he's so cute..lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love that peeking of Gold behind the wreath- it really does add such a nice touch! Beautifully done. So far, all of my cards are different...... Need to find one I can mass produce......

lauren bergold said...

so you feel that 5 days each is too long for mass production, lol??!?! interesting... i should file that fact away!!! meanwhile this particular card is all the more beautiful in its uniqueness! (which i'm pretty sure is a word, if not i'm making it one right now kthx...) :)

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful wreath card, Lynn. Very elegant. Hugz

*Vicki* said...

This wreath is just breath-taking Lynn!! Love your CAS design because it shows off that image so nicely! :)

Monica said...

Beautiful wreath. Just love the bow on it.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! I thought that I was the only one who would spend 5 days on one card! All your effort was definitely worth it. I still feel like I'm taking too long on my Christmas cards. I tried to go simple and each card has been taking me at least an hour to do.