Sunday, December 10, 2017

Rustic Wreaths

Hello.  I'm glad you could sit down with me for a minute or two.

It's been pretty busy around here as I'm sure it is at your house too.


Using stamping, acetate smoosh, splatter and die cuts

and

Using watercolor for my acetate smoosh.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

The image for this one was in my UFO box.

When I was short on my Christmas cards, the UFO box came in handy!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Season's Gift (PB) 
Ink:   Versafine (Black), Antique Linen (DI)
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Mixed Media, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Whirl Wreath Die (PB), 1/3" Circle Punch

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Ornamental Pine (ret. SU)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Other:  Exultations Die (PB), Cherry Cobbler Twine (SU)

21 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful wreath cards, Bonnie! Just love the red and kraft combo!!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie, I love the gentle background on the first and the wreath die cut. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me some comments xx

JoAnn said...

Love your rustic wreath cards. They are perfect with the colors you used, so pretty.

Susan said...

Love what you come up with when using your UFO box!! And really love the colour scheme for these cards!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful wreath designs, Bonnie. I have been using my UFO pieces a lot to for last minute cards. TFS your beauties my friend. Happy Holidays...

Bożena Adamusińska said...

A wonderful, little traditional Christmas card. I love their subdued, neutral colors.
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Thank goodness for the UFO box...artsy and unique x

Jo Manna said...

Love the colour combo for these two cards, very rich and elegant. That wreath die in the same tone as the card base is perfect harmony! Beautiful dear friend. xxx

Loll said...

Two beautiful wreath cards Bonnie. I do love that wreath die .. hmmmm ... I need to restrain myself from buying more dies!! :) Hope you are finding a few minutes to put your feet up and relax too. xx

Bobby said...

I just ordered that PB wreath. I love what you did with it so I'm pinning. The pine cone wreath is such a great idea.

Christine Alexander said...

such pretty cards, I love that PB wreath. I have it but just haven't gotten around to using it this year.

JosieD said...

Striking yet simple cards. By this point with Christmas cards, I find "less is more". Seems like you are making such good use of the UFO box. Stay Merry.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely rustic wreaths Bonnie! Love the brown/cherry colors - no matter how many Christmas cards I make - it seems I always need one or two more! Julia xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, I LOVE these! I'm partial to kraft and neutrals and combined with red it's beautiful! Love the color you added on the main panel of the first one. Your generation stamping on the second one is so well done. Fantastic idea!

Linda said...

Two fabulous wreath cards, Bonnie. Just a busy time of year that's for sure.
Hope you have a great week.

Ina Grehan said...

Both wreath cards are gorgeous Bonnie. Love the first one on kraft with that lovely stmap. The second one looks fabulous stamped with the simple die cut and bow. Nice touch with the scoring.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love your color choice for the wreath (not usual green), Bonnie! Beautiful and warm color combo! Lightly ink distressed background is a nice touch. Hideko :-)

MaryH said...

I have this PB die, and gosh, never thought to do this color combo with it. It's gorgeous in these natural looking warm colors. I LOVE your watercolor take on it too. Again, would not have thought to use it in this way...you're a genius!!! Not to mention being a super designer! TFS & Hugs

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful wreaths. Love how you chose to make them rustic. Great colours too.

Pat said...

The kraft with red for the bow and red gems on the first wreath, and then a similar colour scheme for the second with stamped light brown pinecones and accompanying bow and sentiment work well on both. I love the embossed frame too Bonnie. x

Robyn Oliver said...

Two wonderful wreath card Bonnie, that's a great die cut and your pine cone wreath is fabulous..very clever, great colours too. Thank you Bonnie for hosting CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up challenges I do so enjoy the 'challenge' you girls pose... looking forward to 2018 - all the Very Best for Christmas and the New Year.