Three Ways to Make a Clean and Simple Wreath Card

Christmas cards by Natalie Lapakko with Wondrous Wreath stamps and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Three Ways to Make a Clean and Simple Wreath Card

There are so many different ways to make wreath cards. Using a wreath stamp, like Wondrous Wreath makes it easy, but it certainly not the only way. For a different look, you could use a leaf or floral stamp or even use a pencil eraser to arrange dots in a wreath shape.

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #265!

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This is such a great challenge for a wreath card! I did spread out the sentiment and the horizontal bar a little bit so there would be enough contrast to read the sentiment. I wanted to showcase a couple different wreath techniques, so I made three versions of the same card so the differences in the techniques would be obvious.

Christmas cards by Natalie Lapakko with Wondrous Wreath and Jar of Love stamps from Stampin' Up!

Wondrous Wreath Card

  1. Cut and score a Whisper White card base.
  2. Stamp the full leafy wreath stamp in Smoky Slate. To line up the leaves quickly and easily pay attention the little extra notch sticking out of the stamp. This is a guide that helps you line up all the layers of a multistep stamp. I pointed mine straight up. When it comes time to add the next layer, point that one straight up, too. Easy peasy.
  3. Stamp the partially leafy wreath stamp in Pool Party. For a darker color, stamp multiple times; I stamped this layer with Pool Party three times.
  4. Stamp the berries in Calypso Coral. I stamped twice to get a brighter color.
  5. Use the Wonderful Wreath Thinlit Dies to die cut three Noel sentiments from Pool Party cardstock. Layer these together for added thickness.
  6. Cut a strip of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper, the same thickness as one chevron pattern. Cut the end along one of the chevrons to make a point.
  7. Place the stripe and the sentiment, then adhere them to the card.

Christmas card with Wondrous Wreath stamps and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Eraser Stamped Wreath Card

  1. Cut and score a Whisper White card base.
  2. Cut a circle out of a sticky note and place it in the center of where the wreath will be.
  3. Using a pencil eraser, stamp Smoky Slate dots in a circle just outside the edge of the sticky note, then remove the note. Continue adding dots expanding outward from the original circle and adding a couple dots just inside the original circle. For a lighter grey, stamp off the eraser each time before stamping onto the card.
  4. Clean the pencil eraser, then stamp additional dots in Pool Party Ink. Feel free to overlap the dots for a fuller look.
  5. Clean the pencil eraser and add a few dots in Calypso Coral ink.
  6. Use the Wonderful Wreath Thinlit Dies to die cut three Noel sentiments from Pool Party cardstock. Layer these together for added thickness.
  7. Cut a strip of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper, the same thickness as one chevron pattern. Cut the end along one of the chevrons to make a point.
  8. Place the stripe and the sentiment, then adhere them to the card.

Christmas card with eraser stamping technique and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Jar of Love Wreath Card

  1. Cut and score a Whisper White card base.
  2. Cut a circle out of a sticky note and place it in the center of where the wreath will be.
  3. Using the narrow leaf sprig stamp, use Pool Party Ink to stamp all the way around the sticky note to create a circle. Only add ink to the top part of the stamp; avoid adding ink to the long stem. Remove the sticky note.
  4. Use the wheat shaped stamp and Pool Party ink to add additional foliage to the inner part of the circle where the sticky note was just removed.
  5. Use the wheat stamp and Smoky Slate ink, some at full strength and some stamped off to add additional foliage.
  6. Use the flower stamp and the tiny petals stamp to add accents in Calypso Coral ink.
  7. Use the Wonderful Wreath Thinlit Dies to die cut three Noel sentiments from Pool Party cardstock. Layer these together for added thickness.
  8. Cut a strip of A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper, the same thickness as one chevron pattern. Cut the end along one of the chevrons to make a point.
  9. Place the stripe and the sentiment, then adhere them to the card.

Christmas card with Jar of Love stamps and A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

A Foxy Christmas Color Combination

I love nontraditional color combinations for Christmas, and since I had this paper sitting out, I decided to give it a spin for Christmas. The soft colors give a serene sense to the card. They are also still Christmas-y, since they are both equally close to the traditional colors. Both Pool Party and Calypso Coral are just a step away on the color wheel and a tint or two lighter from the traditional green and red. Since the colors are altered the same amount and in a similar way, they are unified without breaking the Christmas spirit.

Color Combination: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

Materials

Cardstock: Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Jar of Love, Wondrous Wreath (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Circle dies, Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Post-it notes

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4 thoughts on “Three Ways to Make a Clean and Simple Wreath Card”

  1. What a great group of cards! I love all the different wreaths you’ve created! Such pretty Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What a great group of cards! I love all the different wreaths you’ve created! Such pretty Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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