Tweet wreath

Appropriately my final card for the year is a thank you card. Thank you readers for dropping in here so regularly. Thank you for leaving me encouragement in the comments or by contacting me privately. Thank you to those who used my affiliate links to the Foiled Fox online store. Thank you to those who recommended my blog to a friend.  Thank you to everyone who clicked over to the classes page and signed up for one of my classes in Ottawa or Toronto; creating with you is such a treat. I have made wonderful friends through classes and through this blog.

I will be making thank you card for a few weeks yet. Donations have continued to come in for the Dressember campaign against modern day slavery and my fundraising page stays active until the end of January. I am less than $300 away from my goal!

I used Catherine Pooler inks on the ‘tweet wreath’ from Penny Black. In the stamp positioner I dabbed a green ink on the wreath, spritzed it lightly with water, stamped then dabbed a different green in random places and repeated until the wreath was all green. I dried the watercolour panel and cleaned the stamp before inking the outline leaves and berries with a versamark pen. I stamped again and embossed the versamarked lines with gold embossing powder.

I pressed the CP inks onto my glass mat so I could pick up colour with a paint brush to paint inside the outline leaves and berries. The berries are CP peppermint scrub ink. To finish off the card I added double sided adhesive sheet to the back of some shimmery red cardstock then cut out the PB ‘so many thanks’ die. The large four word die looked too much inside the wreath so I trimmed off the lower half and just used two words. To add some shimmer to the berries I coloured over them with clear wink of stella pen. I matted the panel with the same shimmery red cardstock and, because it needed a little something, I added a gold cord bow.

Happy New Year!

Supplies

Stamps: tweet wreath

Dies:

Inks: eucalyptus, green tea, spruce, peppermint scrub inks (Catherine Pooler), versamarker


Paper: hot pressed watercolour, shimmer red

Also: MISTI, metallic gold rich embossing powder, clear wink of stella pen, glass mat, stick-it adhesive

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15 Comments on “Tweet wreath”

  1. jillianfoster82 says:

    This is gorgeous, Heather! That little bow makes it extra special– great embellishing! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas… happy New Year! HUGS!

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    Another lovely card to end the year Heather. Just the right amount of bling! Thank you for sharing so generously all year to inspire us.Looking forward to reading your blog in 2019. A very happy new year to you & yours, and well done on your fundraising achievement.

  3. Pat says:

    What a wonderful ‘thank you’ card Hrather, and thank you for all the great inspiration you have given us all throught the year with your beautiful cards. Wishing you also a very Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing lots more of your gorgeous work throughout 2019. x

  4. Carolyn L says:

    The beautiful, varied coloration and textures of these leaves is fabulous. This is a year-round stamp with many uses in store! Excited to see what awaits in 2019.
    Happy New Year, Heather, to you and your family!

  5. Maria B says:

    What a simple and lovely card.

  6. canadiancaroline says:

    I did not know you had discovered CP inks! I am a complete convert; have sold all my CTMH inks (keeping the Distress inks for now). I love the softness and elegance of your wreath.

    • Heather says:

      I am enjoying the CP inks but there are still techniques I need to try with them. I’ll be keeping my distress and versafine for sure but the CP are definitely impressive.

  7. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful wreath, Heather! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us! Happy New Year, my friend!

  8. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    Thank you for all the improvement in my own stamping since I started to follow you a few years ago. All the best for the next year to you and yours!


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