Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Window Wreath Card

Dawn Rene with you today to share a card made with The Rubber Cafe's October Creative Kit of the Month - Fall Harvest. The focal point of this card is the adorable wreath stamp. I stamped the wreath image on the inside and made a window in the front of the card to see it! All the shapes on the card are hand cut or made with old fashion decorative scissors.

I documented some of the steps I took in making it below to share with you!
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card wm
The card base is cream cardstock and the finished dimensions are 4.25" x 5.5".
The papers layered on top include:
1) Autumn Song - Beautiful (Purple Side): 4" x 5.25"
2). Autumn Song: 3.5" x5.25"
    TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 2
Next I cut a 2.5" hole in the front of the card. The hole looks off center in this picture. I am not sure why - it really isn't that off center! I think it is because I decided to take all of the pictures at an angle. For some reason on this particular day I wasn't feeling symmetrical or straight! I used a compass to draw the circle.
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 3
I also used the compass to draw the "wreath" out of the BoBunny Autumn Song Leaves paper (cream  side with the small grid). I used old fashion decorative scissors to cut the scallop around the outer edge of the circle.
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 4
I stamped the word "leaves" and a little leaf image around the circle and attached it to the front of the card with Kool Tak Foam to give it some dimension.

TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 5
I stamped the leave wreath image on cream card stock and added just a little bit of color with Copic markers.
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 6
I cut out the wreath and framed it with the BoBunny papers. The image was layered on top of decorative shapes cut out from the BoBunny Autumn Song Duet paper. I finished the inside of the card by stamping "Happy Thanksgiving" underneath the wreath.
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 7 
On the front of the card I added a wooden button colored to match the papers and a bow made from ribbon in the kit.
 TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 8
I stamped the word "thankful" on the wooden label and distressed it a little with brown ink. The wooden label was layered on top of a small piece of burlap and a hand cut piece of the Autumn Song Twilight paper.
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This was attached to the front of the card underneath the ribbon bow to complete the card.
 TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card 10
This is a picture of the completed project again.
TRC Oct Kit Wreath Card Bottom wm
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month (October- Fall Harvest)
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month (October- Fall Harvest)
Ink and Markers: COPIC Markers, CTMH Inks
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Glue and Kool Tak Foam
Embellishments: Wood Button and Label, Ribbon, Burlap (All from the kit)

5 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Very Cute Dawn Rene!

Amber said...

Super cute!

Tracy Crafty said...

Beautiful, I love the papers, they look so warm. Thank you for the inspiration x

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is fantastic! I love all the layering and the surprise when you open the card. The burlap is a nice touch.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is fantastic! I love all the layering and the surprise when you open the card. The burlap is a nice touch.