Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Cafe' kit of the month - August Laurel wreathe

Hey there!  Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm back today to share with you another card from our latest Creative Cafe' kit called, Gold n' Glitz.  This is a simple layered card - but I love how how it turned out as I'm using my favorite print from the Market Street pad included in the kit.
Here's a finished look at my card.
To create the stamped image for this card, I'm using the Add-on stampset, Laurels -It has some great fronds, and branches, that really lend themselves well to making a wreathe so I did!
Using a clear grid block I mounted my stamp and started to create my wreathe, the natural curve of the branch made it easy to continue around end-to-end until I had a closed circle, as you can see below. 

My card pieces are shown below-
  • I stamped my wreathe image on white and cut it at 4 x 4.]
  • My card base is the soft shimmer blue cardstock cut at 4 1/4"  x 11" top scored at 5 1/2"
  • The bottom floral piece is cut at 2" x 4
  • I also diecut a tag for my sentiment from Tim Holtz bigz tag dies. The circle shape was a perfect fit!
To assemble my card I inked the edges on the stamped wreathe piece and ahered chipboard buttons from the matching embellishments included in the kit.  I didn't want to leave my buttons naked, so I tried something I've seen Mary-Ann Maldonado do - and cut some of the ribbon included in the kit in half.  I took it a bit further and mixing some Scrap Happy glue and a bit of water, I applied it all over my 1/2 strips of ribbon.  Taking each end in my hands I twisted one end until the entire length was twisted into itself creating a cord look.  I repeated this with the other half- and set both aside to dry.
Once dry - I strung it through each button, tied it at the back and applied all 3 buttons onto the areas where the stems and branches met. I took the other strand and tied it onto my tag into a bow twisting the ends a bit- I popped up tag in the center of my wrieate with a dimensional glue dot.

I wanted some more detail to my layers so using the gold cardstock in the kit I diecut a simple scallop border- I wanted it more open so using my crop o'dile, I punched small holes in each bump.  Tucking the edge behind the bottom layer before adhering to my card - it gave me just the little extra glitz I was going for! 

Thanks for stopping by!  More fun to come so keep checking back with us
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz; My Mind's Eye -Market Street 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo; Distress Inks; Antique linen
Adhesives: Dimensional 3d Pop-dots; Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Rose PinkRayon Ribbon; cardstock buttons; Gold Metallic cardstock; all from the kit
Tools: Sizzix Border die;  Tim Holzt bigz assorted tag die; Distress tool

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