Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes

Hi, my creative friends,

We have some exciting new stamps and dies in our shop from the Alexandra Renke collection.  They are all simply gorgeous!  I couldn’t resist jumping in and creating new projects using them. For this card design, I used the Large Holly Wreath die.


I love the wintery look for a holiday card so I started with heavy white cardstock. I cut a 5×5″ panel and created a 5.5×5.5 (when folded) white card base.

Using the white 5×5″ panel and the new Champagne Pearls stencil, I stenciled on random dots with my palette knife and white opaque texture paste. Then, set it aside to dry.

Next was to get busy with the main event, the wreath. I cut one Large Holly Wreath from white cardstock and two from the gorgeous Alexandra Renke Spring Flowers paper. I loved the colors of this paper! When it is cut into a wreath like this one, you cannot detect the flowers much, just a beautiful pattern. Alexandra Renke has so many outstanding papers that work wonderfully for all sorts of projects!

Now that all the wreaths were cut out, I mounted small, thin foam squares to the back of each wreath, then stacked and attached them together. Each wreath cutout was rotated so it created a random, full look.

The stenciled panel was now dry so I backed it with a thin layer of foam and then mounted it to the card front.

The sentiment was next. I chose one from the Concord & 9th Festive Phrases stamp set. I mounted the sentiment and the card front in my stamp positioner. I then stamped the sentiment using Concord & 9th Indigo blue ink.

Next, I mounted the wreath with more foam squares to the card front.

I tied a small bow using the new Indigo and white pearl cord from Renke, then applied a small dot of glue at the bow and attached it to the wreath.

That was my final touch and the card was done. It has a simple but elegant look. It will be perfect for those in my family who enjoy the simple look!

I loved the results! It was an easy and fast make! I hope you enjoyed it too! ♥ 


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