Monday, September 3, 2018

CAS Christmas August Challenge - Wreath



Hello there! This month's CAS Christmas challenge starts today and we want to see a Wreath on your clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card.  This is what I came up with.  


That adorable Mini Wreath  was die cut twice from Neenah cardstock, then coloured with Copic markers, giving it some texture and dimension.  If I were to mass produce it though, I would just die cut it from green pattern paper or cardstock.  Did the same for the bow, but for a little sparkle, added some clear shimmer to it.  


The door and steps were die cut from Bristol paper.  There was a Pinewood embossed piece in my stash and I thought that would give the door nice texture, so I die cut the door again from it.   I then removed the door frame from the plain Bristol piece and popped it over top of the wood embossed door frame.  Needed the steps to fit the scene, so they were die cut two more times from Bristol paper and stacked.  The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Vellum was added behind the window for that frosted window look.  Added all the pieces,  except for the wreath, onto an Early Espresso panel.  Attached the panel to a white card base, then mounted  the wreath up on some foam tape to finish.




Our July winner, Birgit of Rapport fran ett skriybord, is our guest designer this month.  She and my team have created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them all HERE.  The challenge runs till September 24.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!









Challenges:
SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Mod Squad Anything Goes
STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Challenge 
Addicted to Stamps and More - #307 Make Your Mark
Snippets Playground - Week #334   die cuts all from snippets
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #35 Anything Christmas Goes













20 comments:

Nance said...

Really gorgeous, Trina! Love the bright pop of color of the wreath on that textured door and it all pops even more on the brown card base. I love that door die! Have a fabulous week! XX

Julia Aston said...

LOVE the woodgrain on your white door Trina - so glad you did a side shot so we could see it in the photo! Your layered wreath is beautiful in the two shades of green and it all stands out so well against the brown 'house'!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh I love this door with the pretty wreath, and I want it at my house, Trina! I admire that you always pay a lot of attention to details - the pinewood embossed door, the vellum frosted window, the layered door steps, not to mention the pretty Copics colored wreath & bow. The heat-embossing the sentiment on a vellum strip is a great idea to add the sentiment to this card too. Hideko xx

Bonnie said...

I love all the depth and dimension of your door and steps, Trina! And that little wreath is exquisite! I think it's much more vibrant than it would be from patterned paper!

Loll said...

Love your sweet door wreath, Trina! Adding the layers and different shades of green colouring really gives it lots of depth. The purple bow is a lovely surprise ... great colour combo that also works so well with the dark brown background. So happy I was able to see this in real life today ... awesome! xx

Helen Budz said...

Such a lovely card, Trina. The white door against the dark background shows off the wreath so well. tfs

Colleen said...

Trina, your wreath is striking on your door! I am glad you made it this way for the challenge. I can see changing it up for mass producing, but I love this!!

Darnell said...

Wow, Trina, this is another winner of a card design! I love the color of the card base which really makes the white textured door and beautiful wreath POP!! Love the ribbon, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Linda said...

What a lovely home with that beautiful wreath on its door. So pretty and colored beautifully. Hope you are having a great week.

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, love your white door against the black background and that beautiful layered wreath. Awesome pop of colour.

nancy littrell said...

Thank you, Trina for sharing all your details on your pretty wreath adorned door. All your dimensional layering and textures add so much interest. Loved your vellum behind the door windows too. TFS Hugs..

Susan said...

Love the textured embossing folder on the door - makes it so much more interesting. Adorable little wreath!

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful,
Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Hugs
Meena DT

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, love the color and shading on this! The bright green with the purple bow -- so pretty! Your door is fantastic, too!

Billie A said...

Beautiful ..stunning. I love the colors. Embossed sentiment. Shading. Stamps/dies. Really so inviting.

Di said...

Fabulous card Trina - the wreath looks amazing against the wonderfully tactile door. Great card .... as always!

Hugs

Di xx

samantha's cards said...

What a stunning card, thanks for joining us at The Holly and The Ivy.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful layered wreath, Trina! Just love the purple bow and the textured door!!

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've used the die cuts to layer up your wonderful little scene. The texture on the door looks great, love the strip at the bottom with the sentiment and what an adorable little wreath and bow x. Fabulous card x.