Autumnal Wreath

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Thankfully, I have been able to spend the day working from home today. Having been away, for work, for most of the week there is of course, in addition to everything else, a whole stack of emails to catch up on. I feel like I’m running hard just to stay in the same place and my poor old knees are paying the price!.

Anyway, on today’s project which is a card I have made for this week’s challenge at Papercraft Star which has this beautiful photo for inspiration.

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As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly what I was going to do and here’s the result:

P1050889I’ve used some lovely paper from Bo Bunny together with some wood effect card plus a little terracotta cardstock to create mats and layers for the background. All the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

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To create the wreath, I first punched out a ring using circle punches. I then punched out a pile of branchy fronds using two different Martha Stewart punches and a selection of cardstock in autumnal tones. I built up layers of branches onto the ring and applied to the background with 3D foam. To finish it off I tucked in some little berries.

P1050890P1050891I added  crochet lace and some pretty grosgrain, that was in last month’s selection from the  Really Reasonable Ribbon Club, along the bottom. A coordinating bow and two tiny acorn buttons were the finishing touch.

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I am also sharing this card over at Really Reasonable Ribbon for  challenge #81 which is “Fall or Halloween and ribbon.”

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Well I don’t know about you, but I am highly relieved it’s Friday. Tomorrow I have the craft show at Harrogate to look forward to. Hope to see you there if you’re going – I shall be the one who’s hobbling and has  matchsticks keeping their eyes open!

Thanks for buzzing by.


Comments

Autumnal Wreath — 13 Comments

  1. Today’s card makes me feel like autumn really has arrived, I love all the berries and acorns and the country kitchen style.

    I hope your craft show tomorrow lifts your spirits.

    Dionne xx

  2. Oh this is the best wreath ever!! What a splendid job you did here … right down to the little acorns! My US buddy is going to the show and offered me tickets but I can’t make it … Have fun! Thanks for playing along at Papercraft Star!!

  3. I never tire of seeing what new you are up to ! What a beautiful adaptation of the photo we had at Papercraft Star this week. A gorgeous wreath !! Thanks for playing along again this week !

  4. From top to bottom this card is stunning! The wreath is such an eye catching element. I love how you used punches to build up your wreath and the acorn buttons are so sweet! Another fabulous card Mrs. Beez

  5. Beautiful Girlie!! I love your wreath…it turned out fabby!!
    So glad to see you playing along with us!!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs
    Heather
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