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Monday, April 17, 2017

Merry Monday #244 A Wreath

Linda's Challenge this week at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge Blog is to create a card with a wreath on it!  This is a NBUS stamp to me (PTI Sprig Wreath) and I decided to give Jennifer McGuire's perfect pearl technique a try.  Fortunately it had several individual sprig stamps so I could remove some of the perfect pearls and give it a little more dimension.
It is really pretty in real life because it has so much shiny silver!  I even backed the piece with some silver luxe PTI paper.  I die cut the "merry" from PTI Wet Paint: Holiday two times out of the silver luxe and adhered it to the card, then I stamped the Christmas and the little sprigs along with berries next to it. The bow is from Tinsel Tags Sprigs.
I hope you are inspired to make a Christmas card with a wreath on it!
See you in the gallery!
Heart Hugs, friends!



13 comments:

  1. Your silver wreath is very elegant, Colleen. I bet it really shines in real life. Love it on the dark green background. xx

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  2. Beautiful wreath and the Perfect Pearls does give it a very elegant look.

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  3. Just love the effect of the Perfect Pearls on your wreath, Colleen! So pretty against the dark green card!!

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  4. Oh this is super Colleen! I saw this technique and you've done a great job! Love your staged photo too! Hugs!

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  5. I saw that technique by Jennifer and tried it too. I have another card in mind I want to try too. You really rocked this! The wreath is just beautiful. The silver against the dark green is just stunning. Way to go.

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  6. What a GORGEOUS card Colleen!! I tried Jennifer's technique with the Perfect Pearls and a flower stamp for some of my Easter cards and it's such a pretty technique but SO hard to photograph! Anyway, I can just imagine how pretty and shimmery this card is in real life! Hope you're having a great week my friend!! :0)

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  7. Such a beautiful wreath! Love the white on the dark green! I need to get in gear, I don't have but a few Christmas card for this year. Hope you had a nice Easter!

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  8. What a pretty wreath, Colleen! Love the dimension and pretty "berries"!

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  9. Hi Colleen : )

    I kind of feel like I got "jipped" out of Christmas card making this last year so I hope to join the Merry Monday often in the coming months : )

    This wreath is especially beautiful!!and I love the technique!! wowie

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  10. How beautiful! I keep meaning to try that technique, but still haven't done it. You've inspired me!

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  11. So pretty Colleen. This reminds me of a beautiful postcard!

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  12. Gorgeous card Colleen, I love the design.

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  13. Very pretty Colleen! Love the dark paper with that beautiful wreath!

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