Sunday, November 13, 2011

Less Is More Challenge no. 41



Hello Stampers...hope your weekend was a good one.
At Less Is More, the divas have given us lots of inspiration with leaves. I love leaves as much as I do flowers. Often a leaf can be more beautiful than the flower it is with. And I have plenty of leaf stamps. For this card, I reached way back into my stamp days to create a wreath using Rubber Stamp Tapestry Lily Fern Paradise. These are tiny peg stamps that come in sets of leaves and flowers. This set contained several leaf pegs. The idea for this card is from Tami White of Stampin' Up fame.
Tami's tutes are fun and simple to learn. Go check her out. The link takes you directly to her tute page.

I used Rangers Distress ink in pine needles to stamp, with the stamping off technique, and then dotted berries on with a Viva pearl pen. Aren't they nice and shiny? This stuff does not flatten out, unless you crush it. I have several other colors which will see much use during the holidays. The sentiment is from CTMH's Holiday Trinkits (ret.), stamped in Colorbox warm red chalk ink. The card base is SU's whisper white and is an A2 size.

This card could take on many different effects according to the leaf shape stamped, but they do need to be small leaves, unless, of course, you make a larger sized card.

Hope you all enjoy the upcoming week. It's getting close....Christmas...not the opening day for Twilight (smile)!

Blessings,
Erica
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17 comments:

Heather T said...

I really like your cheery wreath. I contemplated doing a similar thing myself because I really need to get going on Christmas cards. Your berries really pop.

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely berries and a great C card. Must use my old Tapestry stamps again, soon!

Chrissie said...

This is great Erica, I find tapestry stamps really difficult to arrange... well done you, great job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

BEAUTIFUL card

Kathyk

Suzilou said...

What a great leaf stamp and lovely wreath :)

Bonnie said...

I love these fun stamps and your wreath makes such a pretty Christmas card!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous wreath pretty card! I'm with Chrissie I find tapestry difficult to get right you have done an amazing job.

Mandi said...

Terrifically stamped Erica
Love it
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Sandra said...

Erica, Your card is beautiful l just so love the image:) Sandra H

Carol said...

Beautiful card, great stamping. Carol x

Suze Bain said...

Don't have any of these stamps but this looks fab, very christmassy! xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Erica: What a beautiful card! I love leaves too.

Diane
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Scrapaddict said...

Love the wreath! Beautiful!

Susan said...

Very creative...love how this turned out! I used older stamps for my cards too. I think sometimes that I have so much stuff, that I forget some of the cool things I bought a long time ago!

Jenny said...

I just love wreaths on Christmas cards and yours has been stamped perfectly :) Fab card.
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Love the deep greens on your wreath and the shiny berries. x

Linda said...

Oh I do love your stamped wreath!! I have lots of leaf stamps too and will for sure give this idea a try.