Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Card Club 3: Daydream Medallions Wreath Card

This is the fourth of five cards we made a little over a week ago at my Christmas Card class, this one features the Daydream Medallions stamp set (which you can get in wood-mount or in clear-mount), and coordinating Floral Frames Framelits. I have seen many iterations of this two-layer wreath since the release of the stamp set and framelits, but my version uses a little trick that can help you cut down on the amount of supplies you'll need. Namely, I use only the Floral Frames framelits set to cut the wreaths...no other die cutting or punch tools are necessary.


Instructions:
1)   Cut Real Red card stock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", then score in half to create 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base with fold at left.
2)   Cut Whisper White card stock to 5-1/4" x 4", and run through Big Shot in Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.
3)   Stamp largest Daydream Medallions image onto Gumball Green card stock, using either Gumball Green ink (as shown in sample), or VersaMark ink.
4)   Cut this image out with second from largest Floral Frames framelit, while also cutting a hole in the center of the image using the fourth from largest Floral Frames framelit. The Magnetic Platform is the most convenient way to hold both framelits securely in place while you run this piece through the Big Shot one time.
5)   Stamp second to largest Daydream Medallions image as described in step 3.
6)   Die cut this image as described in step 4, only use the third from largest Floral Frames framelit for the outside, and the smallest Floral Frames framelit for the center.
7)   Adhere the Whisper White tulip frame embossed layer to the card base front with SNAIL or Tombow Liquid Glue.
8)   Adhere largest Gumball Green wreath piece to upper portion of framed layer, using SNAIL or Tombow Liquid Glue. Ensure points of piece are oriented as shown on sample, for best fit.
9)   Stamp "Merry Christmas" greeting in Real Red ink, at bottom of card.
10) Adhere smaller wreath piece on top of larger one, using Stampin' Dimensionals. You may want to diverge from the sample here, and orient the "valleys" around the smaller flower to alternate with those on the bigger flower--it sets off the wreath a bit better.
11) Affix self-adhesive Rhinestones as shown on smaller wreath. [TIP: each different size rhinestone gives the card a different look, experiment to see which size you like best, or even alternate sizes around the piece!)
12) Tie a 6" length of Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in a bow, trim off ends and adhere to smaller wreath piece with a Mini Glue Dot.
13) You may choose to cut another 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock to place inside the card, for writing or stamping a greeting.
14) Put your card in a Whisper White Medium Envelope, affix appropriate postage, and mail your card!

You can find all the supplies to make this card in my ONLINE STORE, by searching with the item numbers listed in the Stampin' Supplies below. Please contact me if you need any assistance with the instructions or with your shopping. TIP: When you choose the clear-mount version of the Daydream Medallions stamp set, you get several large die cut rubber "dots" and "rings" you can also mount on clear blocks to make quick and easy stamped backgrounds!
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Stampin' Supplies: Daydream Medallions stamp set (wood-mount 131976 or clear-mount 126467 with Clear Block E 118484 and Clear Block F 118483), Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood-mount 128478 or clear-mount 127802), Real Red card stock 102482 and ink pad 126949 (or Marker 100052), Gumball Green card stock 126840 and ink pad 126821 (or VersaMark ink pad 102283), Whisper White card stock 100730, Big Shot 113439, Floral Frames Framelits 127012, Magnetic Platform 130658, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder 121809, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 119251, Basic Rhinestones 119246, Whisper White Medium Envelopes 107301, SNAIL 104332 or Tombow Glue 110755, Mini Glue Dots 103683, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin' Trimmer 126889.

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