My project today is a clean and simple Christmas wreath card made using the Rubbernecker Stamps Wreath with Berries and Blessed Christmas sentiment.  I love the crisp pine wreath image with the holly leaves and berries.  I hope you aren’t shocked that there is no die cut image on this card.  LOL! 

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas wreath card.

The Wreath

  • Secure a 4.50″ square piece of hot press watercolor paper and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Shady Lane Versafine Clair ink to the stamp and stamp the image.  Note: VersaFine Clair’s innovative formulation provides the perfect image to use with watercolor paints or water based markers.
  • Ink up the stamp again if necessary and stamp the image a second time.   Note:  I love using my MISTI to stamp my images.  I didn’t press quite hard enough on my first attempt and didn’t get full coverage of the image.  I was easily able to apply more ink and stamp a second time for a perfect image.

Watercolor the Wreath

  • Use a green marker to fill in the delicate pine needles.
  • Watercolor the berries and holly leaves using a small brush and Distress Ink reinkers.
    • Barn Door and Fired Brick for the berries.
    • Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint for the leaves.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this pretty Christmas wreath card.

Assemble the Card

  • Secure the sentiment image and 1/2″ strip of cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Mask off the bottom portion of the sentiment using masking tape.
  • Remove mask and apply Shady Lane ink and stamp the sentiment.
  • Score two score lines 1/8″ apart on both sides of the sentiment, fold at the score lines to create the banner and attach it to the wreath base using double stick tape.
  • Trim off the banner ends on both sides of the wreath base.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the wreath base and attach it to the green card base.
  • Finish by attaching a red multi loop bow to the card base using glue dots.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.

Here is the list of the stamps I used for my project.

 
1252 Wreath with berries
[ RBB ]
Blessed Christmas 980-04
[ RBB ]
 

This is the list of tools and supplies used for the project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Hot Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12,…
[ ELH ]
Natural White – 25 pk, Neenah Classic…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Squeezed Lemonade, Ranger Distress…
[ ELH ]
Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Barn Door, Ranger Distress Reinker
[ ELH ]
Memento Marker, Northern Pine
[ ELH ]
Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor…
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
[ AMZUS ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

I enjoyed creating this clean and simple Christmas wreath card.  Since I rarely watercolor anymore and found it quite challenging. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.