A Wondrous Wreath on a Brick Wall

Well it seems the only way I will be able to keep up with my daily posts is to continue to share with you the creations of other talented demonstrators.  No matter how hard I try these past few days, there are just not enough hours in the day to squeeze in some ink time <sigh>.

The card I will share with you today was designed by Dreamia Toloso and I received it as a swap at this year’s Convention.



Now I love, love, love the wreath framelits and the coordinating stamp sets (did you know that there are now three coordinating sets!?!), but they are just so “flat”.  So to add some dimension to the wreath on Dreamia’s card I painted each leaf of the wreath with Dazzling Details.  I just wish the awesome sparkle shined through on the photo!

This was another “card front” so I adhered it to a card base of Very Vanilla since that was the card stock that the wreath was stamped on.  Now I do have some comments/criticisms to make here.  The “Merry Christmas” is stamped on Whisper White (oh no she didn’t!) and I am not sure which stamp set it comes from since it was not included on the card “recipe” so it was likely from a retired set (naughty).  The red ribbon on the wreath is retired (naughty naughty).  If I had made this card, I would not have used both Real Red and Cherry Cobbler (she used this color on the wreath berries); I would have just used on shade of red, likely Cherry Cobbler since that is a much richer shade.

Technique Time:  Now Dreamia did use a technique in the creation of this card that I just cannot bear to do myself.  She inked up her embossing folder with Tip Top Taupe (you can use a brayer or apply directly from the pad) and then embossed the Sahara Sand card stock.  This gave the “brick wall” the darker masonry mortar look.  I cannot bear to do this because I love my embossing folders and would hate for them to get stained with ink, although I hear that they clean up relatively well.

My tip of the day:  Do not mix the use of Whisper White and Very Vanilla in the elements on your card front – especially if there is not any designer series paper to tie the two tones together.

And here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I can identify that were used in the design of this card, again all of which have a magical hyperlink to my online store to make it easy to buy what you need:

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper, or perhaps try a new technique.

Until next time, stamp on my friends,


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