Wreath & Wings

I’ve combined a new PB stamp, ‘wreath & wings’ with a new PB die, ‘mirthful’ for simple elegant style Christmas card.

I used distress inks and markers to ink the wreath elements and birds, keeping the stamp in the positioner so I could work a bit at a time. I inked the stamp, stamped the image then did a bit of blending with a paintbrush to fill the leaves, berries and birds.

I used a gold gel pen to colour some of the berries then continued the gold highlights in the die cut word. The die has decorative diamond cut outs so I cut gold ones to add to the burgandy letters and framed the panel in the same burgandy cardstock.

For the second card I decided to use the curve of the wreath as a hanging garland. Using a centering ruler to help me with positioning I stamped half the wreath on the centre top edge of the watercolour panel, then stamped another part loop either side.

Once again I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper so I could blend the ink on the leaves. I used ocean coliro pearlescent paint on some of the leaves and berries for a little shimmer.

I wrote the sentiment for this one using the darkest blue marker from the Staedtler watercolour 36 brush pen set and matted the panel in a dark blue cardstock.

Even though I don’t like to over do my designs I’m wondering if the blue card is a bit sparsely decorated. What do you think?

Burgandy Card Supplies

Blue Card Supplies

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6 Comments on “Wreath & Wings”

  1. Leslie says:

    Both are beautiful, Heather!

  2. Mary Ann Truscott says:

    I was thinking what a clever way to turn a wreath stamp into a garland – perfection just as it is!

  3. Janet S. says:

    I was enjoying the elegance and simplicity of the design, so I don’t think it is sparsely decorated. Very sharp and pretty! It would look good framed. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Pat says:

    Two gorgeous cards using this pretty PB wreath stamp Heather and love the full wreath beautifully coloured using red and green with and some brown on the birds, and the wonderful large red die cut sentiment in the middle..love the added gold too, and then the way you have used part of it to make the three swags hanging from the top of the card on the second and more wonderful tones of blue and darker green which look great with another super large sentiment, such a clever design. x

  5. ND says:

    I like them both very much. I don’t know whether the blue card is overdone, or underdone – just right as you as you put down your brushes. ND

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