Friday, December 13, 2013

The Flat Christmas Card Trio

I love this twiggy wreath from Close To My Heart's Remarkable Wreath.  The set was a birthday gift from my friend Chris earlier this year.  (thanks again, Chris!)   It makes the cutest berry-laden Christmas wreath.


After stamping the berries in red, I added Ruby Red Liquid Pearls on some and iridescent Stickles glitter glue on others.  That iridescent glue changed the color of the ink beneath, so now they have more of an apricot hue.  This happy accident works for me!  The sentiment below is from Tinsel & Twig / The Girls' Paperie.


The next two cards use the same wreath, and a different sentiment from Tinsel & Twig.

I'm showing the before and after pics of these next two cards.  They seemed too bare to me at first, so I added a strip of red cardstock to each.

Card #1 Before:


Card #1 After:


Card #2 Before:


Card #2 After:


In real life, I liked those cards better with the strips of red added, but now that I see them in photos, I'm not so sure!

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

SO gorgeous!! LOVING those wreaths!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That wreath just blows me away every time! I love what you've done with it, Colleen! And that was a good lesson about just adding a little somethin' somethin' on those CAS cards. Now I'm thinking even another strip or red, narrower so it's like a candy cane, would also be pretty. I'm bookmarking this post!! TFS! Hugs, Darnell

Rebecca Deeprose said...

What a gorgeous 'happy accident'!!! Love wreaths and these are fab!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! That strip of red card stock really made a huge impact! LOVE the wreath and your happy little accident! Looks even better to me! Merry Christmas my friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I can see why you like this wreath -- it is gorgeous with the bright red against the card vase!!

Maria said...

Ohhh, I love every card with that gorgeous wreath! Each design is very unique and pretty! Well, done, Colleen! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! The first is my favorite paired with that beautiful sentiment. I SO love all these simple and flat cards!

Benzi said...

That wreath is stunning. I LOVE it no matter which way you do it.

LeAnne said...

Love these.....with the red strip or not, they're all beautiful! Such a pretty wreath image.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely lovely

Lisa said...

Colleen these are all SO PRETTY!! You are on a Christmas card roll!!

Linda R said...

Simply amazing my friend. LOVE Them..

Hugs~

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