Friday, 27 February 2015

Christmas Star Wreath

Hi there.  It is Rudolph Day again and I have made a card with that in mind.  It is now being run by Maureen at  Scraps of Life by Scrappymo and it runs from 25th until the end of the month.  I also took into account the theme over at Merry Monday which is Stars, and the colours are from the photo below for the challenge at Inkspirational, and it also fits the sketch over at Happy Little Stampers.
I decided to try and make my own embossing plate for the background of my card and I used a snippet of good quality acetate and a NBUS  set of stars from XCut the smallest die.  I randomly cut out the stars one at a time across this 6" x 6" acetate sheet.  This did take a bit of time as I had to pass it through two or three times for each star in order for it to cut through, and I wasn't sure that it would actually emboss, but luckily it did work as you can see here using a snippet of white card to emboss it on to.

I also used the same sized die from the XCut set for the wreath and using snippets of white, black and silver mirri card, I heat embossed the white ones with WOW Sparkling Snow, and the black with WOW Black Sparkle Embossing Powder.   I finished the card with a piece of silver ribbon which came as part of a prize from Debby over at A Scrapjourney, and the sentiment is from a set of Indigoblu stamps which I stamped using Black Archival ink which I then heat embossed with WOW Clear EP. 

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Thank you for coming to visit today and I hope you have a good weekend.

Pat x

I am also entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 165.   Using up snippets of card and paper.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - No Rules.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Feb. 2015 - Anything Goes.


  1. Darling card. Very creative to make your wreath from stars.

  2. Your card looks wonderful I am amazed at your ingenuity to create this lovely card.
    The embossing looks great and the wreath is a gem!

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the draw!

  3. Now who's a clever girl then?! I love that you made your own stars embossing plate Pat, and the wreath you added is fabulous!


    Di xx

  4. Lovely card. Great idea using the stars for the wreath. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  5. Very pretty star wreath! Love the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Lovely card Pat, a really super idea!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  7. This is so pretty Pat!! LOVE that you make your own embossing folder - great job. And it looks amazing behind the gorgeous, metal wreath. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  8. I love your star wreath .... very creative. Great job on the background too. Linda xx

  9. Clever you to figure out how to design & do this. You had marvelous success with your acetate embossing, and love the way you've done the stars on that beautiful wreath. It's very CAS & also stunning with all the sparkle & texture. Well done! So glad you entered into Rudy Day #2, and sorry to be slow in getting round to visit! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  10. Really lovely card and love the wreath.

    Kath x

  11. Wonderful use of snippets and NBUS and such fantastic creativity in the design and execution! I love this, Pat!! Thank you so much for playing in the Inkspirational challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. LOVE this card. All that white space makes you wreath POP. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  13. Clever idea to make your own embossing plate - embossing looks great. Love your CAS card. The star wreath looks lovely. xx

  14. Love that embossing, Pat! How clever to do that! And the ring of stars is so pretty with the mirro and glitter stars mixed in! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  15. The combination of embossed stars and the wreath star make for a nice looking card! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  16. How fun!! What a fabulous way to create a wreath. And making your own embossing folder--genius!

  17. Oops! I think I forgot to say, thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  18. Sweet little wreath of stars. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

  19. Stunning work!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  20. fabulous card, love the star wreath
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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