Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 Christmas Card #2

I finally got my camera to take a few pictures this morning. They are not the best as I could not get the editing software to remove some of the brightness. But this is the card I wanted to share yesterday and am glad I got some pictures that you can hopefully see well.

This wreath is from a Dufex 3D sheet. The sheets are die cut so they are very simple to make. All the Dufex sheets are so pretty and shimmery. They are a bit on the expensive side compared to others, but well worth the extra money. This wreath has 4 layers which were very easy to pop up with some SU dimensionals (1/8 of an inch high I believe). I added some yellow pearls to the center of the flowers and some tiny cranberry pearls to the red centers and berries.

I found this paper at a local craft shop, but it was flat with not shimmer. I decided to try spraying it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and it worked very well. HINT: one thing I learned is that you should cut the paper to the desired size before spritzing. The paper does curl just a bit and I had the hardest time getting a straight cut.

I did not have ribbon wide enough to go under this pretty lace ribbon. What I ended up doing was adhering 2 pieces of ribbon, one on each side, so that the gold peaked out from under the lacy ribbon. It still looked a bit naked, so I added a few pearls.

Popping everything up on with dimensionals gave a really nice dimension to the whole card. For the bottom layer I had to use dimensional dots which are 1/4 inch high due to the thickness of the ribbon. Because of the thickness of the wreath though, the added height of this layer ended up being just right.

I wish I had more of these Dufex sheets. I only had one that my mother bought for me a year ago to make for last Christmas. Since I was to ill last year to make cards, I was excited to pull it out for this year. The sheet only had 2 wreaths, this one and one with white flowers and some borders. I don't like the borders so will only get 2 cards out of the sheet.

This one came out so pretty. The pictures really don't do it justice. The shimmer of the whole card is perfect, just really hard to photograph.

Well, I try not to make my "talking" to long since I know that I have a hard time reading the whole post on some of the blogs that I visit. But I like to read the whole post before leaving a comment. If my posts are to long, I would love for you to let me know :o)

I found out last weekend that my grammar is really poor, lol. I don't use my comma's properly as well as my prepositions and things like that. My son and husband seem to know all the "rules". And my spelling, well, all I can say is I am sooo thankful for spell check! I am thrilled you all bare with me, lol. as I doubt I will ever learn them. <<<SIGH>>>

Have super weekend everyone...HUGS, Sandy O


Besthobbyeva said...

Just gorgeous, wow, just love it. The papers, the wreath!!! Great job!!!


Tracey said...

Just the wreath, great card:)

Nicecrane Designs said...

lOVE IT,,,,,, just beautiful Sandy,,,,, Let me know if I sent you a free copy of my Thanksgiving Place Cards,,,,,,,,,,,if not please aske me them....wowww,wowww

Ellie said...

Hi Sandy!! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love all the details. The ribbon is so gorgeous!! And I for one love reading your posts just wish I had more time to visit!!
Sending hugs your way and have a
Happy Thanksgiving!!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous wreath!

Favorite Favors said...

This card makes me feel like Christmas!! I love the wreath and poinsettia paper you used. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." :D Nicely done!

Ioanna Maria said...

wow! that's very very beautiful! I like everything you used and i love the wreath you made!! I noticed too that photos are never as good as the original piece, i bet it looks even better when you see it closeby! :)