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Memory Box Tidings Wreath as a Shape Card…

Hi everyone!  The Memory Box holiday stamp release this year is so fabulous!  So fun to have a lot of stamp sets!  I’m working my way through them…so used to working with dies that I’m loving the challenge of stamps again too!

I started this card by cutting a full piece of 8.5 x 11 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth 110# cardstock down to 6 x 10 and scoring the 10 side at 5 inches.

I stamped the big wreath, leaving the cardbase folded, using a ‘new to me’ stamp platform and I’m in LOVE with it!  The We R Memory Keepers one!  I’ll link below.  There are two sizes and they’re amazing! hehe  SORRY! not really!

I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This was Judikins gold and the sentiment is Ranger Superfine gold.   I have yet to find the ultimate gold embossing powder. ugh I only have a couple dz already! grr

Before I colored, I cut it out by hand!  I know, it sounds like it’d be terrible to cut double and especially this thick cardstock but using my EK scissors that’s really sharp and this cardstock amazingly cut like butter… I was surprised!  It was fun!  I’ve always enjoyed hand cutting though…something therapeutic about it I guess.

Then I painted the wreath in with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The bluish background is Tumbled Glass Distress ink reinker but the ink from a stamp pad would work the same.

After all was dry, I spattered with white acrylic paint. I’ve also seen gals spattering with the new Distress Oxide Spray!  I’m going to try that next. I’ve linked the Hero Arts White Watercolor below… I’ve used that a lot too.

I die cut the new Joy Airy Script die in gold foil/mirror cardstock and white and glued them together. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘to the world’ from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe stamp set. I trimmed it out with the Cut Align tool from MISTI. I adhered it to the card with mounting tape on each end.

I’m linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Watercolor Wednesday Challenge – All About Occasions

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ABC Christmas Challenge – S/sparkle, T/texture

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Winter Wishes

I really love this card and I hope you do too! I’m still working on family birthday cards in-between house stuff (big old house) and Christmas cards!  So exciting!  Change is hard but good!

Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
Cutter Bee Fine Tip Scissors 5″
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
[ STR | SSS ]
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
[ SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
[ STR ]
Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
[ STR | SSS ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
[ SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]
Fiskars standard craft hobby blades…
[ STR ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
[ SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

19 thoughts on “Memory Box Tidings Wreath as a Shape Card…

  1. Oh that is just beautiful Pam!! And all that hand cutting , wow! I love the gold embossing and the tiny white splatters! Every so festive and Christmasy!

  2. Wow, Pam, this card is STUNNING – beautiful shaped card – the wreath is amazing! Love the coloring and speckle – truly gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  3. What an awesome idea for a shaped card Pam. It is amazing. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Dawn -DT

  4. Be still me heart – this is a stunning card Pam. What a great way to create a shaped card and your water colouring is divine. Thank you for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

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