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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Welcoming Wreath...

Here's another card I made with *my* bird stamps!! (See the previous post to read why they are MINE!) :-D But wait, you say, there's no BIRDS on this card!?! Nope, this time I used the little ivy leaves that Pamela included in the set, to create a wreath! I was more or less CASEing myself for this one - I made a similar wreath a few months ago with a holly leaf in another one of Pamela's sets, found here. I'm proud to say that the suggestion to add the little leaves & flowers to the set was mine - when Pamela shared an early version of the set with me and asked if I had any ideas to help fill in the empty space on the sheet. That's one FUN part of being on a design team, seeing the preliminary sketches and getting to submit feedback!! Some details about the card - to create the wreath I began by penciling in a circle on the paper - tracing one of my circle Nesties. Then I stamped the leaves around the circle, erased the pencil mark and colored the leaves in three different shades of green. I also did a few on scrap paper to cut out and pop up, to add a little more dimension to the wreath. When I was done I wasn't happy with how stark white the background looked next to the wreath, so I went a little mad with my sponge daubers and a couple shades of brown ink! This was another fun card to make! If you have any sets with small leaves, remember they can make fun wreathes!! Reminder - now through Friday enter code LIBBY1 at Pamela's store and get 15% off your entire order!! "My" birds (aka A Little Bird Told Me!) are currently sold out!! But you can still include them in your order, and you will be among the first to get them when Pamela's next batch arrives! Yay! Thanks for stopping by today. :-D
  • Stamps: A Little Bird Told Me from FireCracker Designs by Pamela
  • Paper: SU Garden Green, Brushed Copper, GP white, SU Kraft DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip & Creamy Caramel, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: SU Slit, Oval, and Modern Label (brand new!) punches, Hobby Lobby ribbon


  1. WOWZER girl!! Now that's just so stinkin' creative!! I love what you did and so beautifully colored Libby!! :) HUGS

  2. I was thinking how pretty of a Christmas card this would make, and then saw your link to the holly one, which is also beautiful! Well done!

  3. Libby,

    Fabulous idea! I already love that set and now one more thing to do with it, yeah. Thanks!

  4. oh what is she going to be up to next!? This is a very pretty card.

  5. That turned out super cute!!! Great job on this, keep the ideas flowing.

  6. OMGosh this is lovely! I really like how you popped and spotlighted some of the leaves. This is just such a lovely card - I don't even know what to say!


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