Today I am presenting a card for the PPA 231 Color Challenge.  The colors are a bit tricky because they are quite similar.  Take a look.

PPA231 color challenge

 After much deliberation, I decided to use the stamp set Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! in order to create a simple Christmas card.  It is a bit nontraditional to create a wreath in blue tones but I decided it would be worth a try.

Wonderous wreath left 2


Details of my card –

  • The Bermuda Bay cardbase is a standard size 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 
  • Increase the texture of my card by embossing with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.
  • The wreath is framed with a Pool Party frame cut with an On Film Thinlit .  I liked this because it kinda reminded me of a door with a window.  
  • If you look closely, you will notice that on the bottom of this frame, the sentiment from the Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set is stamped with Versa Mark Ink and Heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Wonderous wreath flat

  • The various layers of the wreath are stamped using one of the inks from the challenge.  In addition, the bow and the hanger are stamped in Pool Party Ink.  All of these pieces were cut out using the Wonderous Wreath Framelits.
  • The wreath, the bow and the hanger are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Pearl Basic Jewels add the finishing touch.  They are scattered around the wreath and adorn the 4 corners of my frame.

Wonderous wreath rt

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I would love to hear what you think of my card today.  Your comments are important to me and I read each and every one of them.