Fall wreath for a swap

Susan Itell hosted a card swap recently where readers sent in a Halloween or Fall themed card and she would send everyone back another card. It seemed like an interesting challenge especially as I had no Fall or Halloween themed stamp sets or DSP. It took me some time to create my card therefore and I mailed it off on the Wednesday hoping it would make it from NJ to Maryland by the deadline of Saturday. Actually, it took 2 weeks! But Susan kindly featured my card on her blog anyway. And she said that I’d get something from her as I’d missed the swap – I wonder if it will take 2 weeks in the reverse direction! I hope my card enjoyed its scenic adventure.

celebrate swap card

To make this card I used the Wondrous Wreath stamp set along with the coordinating Wonderful Wreath framelits. I also used Fabulous Four – the sentiment actually has two lines – AMAZING.SPECTACULAR.FANTASTIC.YOU is underneath the celebrate. I decided that I’d use the celebrate more often on its own and so cut off the second line. It is easy to put them back together whilst putting them on a clear block so I think this is more versatile. I stamped the sentiment in versamark and then used the crushed curry embossing powder.

Since I did this card, I’ve read in Stampin’ Start about cutting out the middle of the wreath before stamping. This makes it much easier to line up – I am looking forward to trying this tip because it really is hard to line up after cutting. I coloured the stamp using the Stampin’ Write markers in crushed curry, cajun craze, pumpkin pie, pear pizzazz and wild wasabi. After huffing on the stamp to moisten the ink I stamped it and then cut it out with the framelit.

I adhered my wreath using stampin’ up! dimensionals.

1 comment

  1. Hi Liz, this is such a pretty card and the card that led me to your blog. I have only used this bundle once since I first got it, so I am going to try your tip on cutting the middle first. Whatever you get from Susan will be wonderful. She is my upline and I have gotten a few cards from her.

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