Thursday, November 22, 2018

Twofer Challenge~Wreaths

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

I FINALLY sat down in my creative room
and made myself work!

I really wanted to do the 'Twofer Challenge'
this time around which is 'wreaths'.

The stamps I used for this challenge are from 2015
and I purchased them at a stamp store that recently opened up
in downtown Shipshewanna Indiana, an Amish community.
The stamps are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry 
Cardinal In Holly.

I haven't had this kind of stamp before and found it very intriguing!
There was an entire rack of them to choose from, 
so I need to make the trip again and get a few more
before the roads get too icy (about an hour from where I live in Michigan).

For the first card, I used a stylus to trace around a circle
so I had some kind of an idea of where to stamp
(I need lots  more practice at this)

I stamped with Dew Drop inks,
first with New Spout, then Bamboo Leaves,
then came back in with Love Letter.
I think next time I would make the wreath a bit fuller.

The second card I just stamped in two corners,
added a die cut SW tree, a few sequins.

The sentiments on both cards are from 
Kaisercraft Xmas Quotes.

It's a start for me to get back into creating,
so hard to do after the loss of my Mom as we were extremely close
and I feel a little (a LOT) lost at times (most times).

Thanks for visiting with me today
and have a happy and blessed thanksgiving here in the states!!


Darlene said...

OH WOW ... these are awesome! What a clever idea and you've stamped them beautifully! Well done my friend!! Love that plaid paper too ... I think Mark has a flannel shirt with that pattern (he only wears it for Christmas).

Darnell said...

Your wreath is really gorgeous with the wee stamps, Diane! I have these little stamps and I need to figure out a way to integrate them in with my full-size stamps because I forget they are in their container up in the cupboard. I remember when I did play with them how hard it was to stop filling in more and more. You did a great job policing yourself to have just the right amount in the different shades of green and pretty red berries! The bow, sentiment, and matting in classic reds and greens make this such a festive card!

I like how you used a portion of the wreath to make corner adornments on your second Christmas card! That's a beautiful sentiment and tree and I love the plaid background! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #11!

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. If I haven't said it before, I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Holidays are so hard. I hope you found solace in your Happy Place crafting and now you will be able to get back to it more and more. ❤Hugs, Darnell

KathyA. said...

I stopped by from the Twofer Challenge because your holly wreath intrigued me. It is even more beautiful close up. So pretty.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Two beautiful cards for Christmas giving and I love the wreath you made and also how you used portions for the corners.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, that made a pretty wreath! I love it just the way it is. The stamps are so small and delicate, it must have required a lot of stamping. Gorgeous as those little corner enhancements, too. You did a good job photographing the two together. I have a hard time with that. Also love the plaid on your second card. Good to see you back in your stamp room, Diane!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my friend I know how you feel... I was lost for such a long time after losing my Mum. I was with her everyday and just didn't know what to do when she wasn't around anymore. It takes time to find that you too have a life to live... Your cards are wonderful! I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving... Even though it would be very different for you. Take care of yourself...

Anita in France said...

What a beautiful, full wreath, Diane ... the sense of depth you created with the different greens is fabulous ... and it's so festive with the rich reds! The same dainty stamps make such great corners for that bold Christmas tree ... lovely with the delicate lines of the background plaid! I hope continuing to craft will help you through this difficult time of loss. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer ... Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

Such beautiful cards with so much gorgeous greenery! I was surprised to read that it wasn't a full wreath image, but rather you created it - you did a wonderful job! Those stamps are perfect for embellishing the corners of your winter scene too! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Diane, I was so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and wish you comfort and peace. I'm hoping you found a little of each when making these beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing at the Twofer Wreath Challenge.