Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Four Seasons - Winter Season - December - Anything Goes Winter....

Good morning friends and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge for December.  As always anything goes and this is the first challenge for Winter!  So gather your supplies and lets get started.  You can post your project here:  The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) on December 1 until 12:00 AM (est) on December 25.  The winner will be announced on December 28.

We have an inspiration board for December but this is just to help give you some ideas for the season.  Remember anything goes!

As I am a bit behind with my Christmas cards, I took this opportunity to make one for this challenge.  I hope you enjoy!

My finished card measures 5" X 7" and is built onto a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" base.  Make card base and cover with a piece of designer paper cut just slightly smaller.  Using white cardstock die cut two pieces to glue onto each end of a scalloped rectangle cut from gold cardstock.  Glue to card base.  The die cut pieces extend out over the edges of the base card making it 7" long.  

Archival  inks were used to stamp and color all the elements for the wreath.  Die cut the elements with coordinating dies and hand shape with the Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Hot glue all the elements onto the wreath shadow die cut.  I just love the big red bow that is cut out of gold cardstock and placed over a piece of red paper that is die cut to go behind the gold piece.  Once you have everything in place use a sponge and some dries clear adhesive to apply some glitter here and there and then set it aside to allow the glue to dry.  Once everything is dry you can glue the wreath to the card front.  I think this makes a great Christmas card and it can be mailed without extra postage!


Heartfelt Creations Festive Poinsettia Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Home For The Holidays Paper Collection
Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Paper Collection
HCD1-7375 Heartfelt Creations Seasonal Wreath Die
HCD1-7306 Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die
HCD2-7306 Heartfelt Creations Decorative Circle Frames Die
HCD1-7370 Heartfelt Creations Simply Elegant Centerpiece Die
HCPC-3967 Heartfelt Creations Winter Wreath Accents Cling Stamp Set
Luxe Gold Cardstock
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
#85 Crystal Glitter
White Cardstock
Hot Glue Gun
Dimensional Tape
Fern Green Archival Ink
Leaf Green Archival Ink
Jet Black Archival Ink
Gold Embossing Powder


Diane said...

Stunning card and wreath and love the added sparkle making it so festive, pretty bow too!! A gorgeous gorgeous card!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, my friend! Whoever you send it to will be so blessed to have such a beautiful work of art.

Darlene said...

Oh my Stars!!! This is absolutely beautiful and my dear friend, that wreath is AMAZING! The dimension is awesome and the overall design ... FABULOUS! You go girl!! Happy Holidays!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a gorgeous wreath, Glenda, and I love it arranged on the plaid with gold and white dies. Very creative, just as all your card are. Good luck getting the rest of your cards done. I'm still working on mine, too.

Carol L said...

You added so many fabulous details to this card! It's a work of art! I love that the die-cuts extend from the sides but that wreath is fantastic with the jingle bell, ornament and pretty bow! Beautifully created!