Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Red Wreath


After being so pleased with myself last week for finally making a Christmas card I decided to keep going with it.  The Merry Monday Challenge was one of the first things that popped up on my Feedly page this morning so I went to check it out.  And then I almost left.  It was a dreaded Bingo challenge!  I usually avoid these like the plague.  Too many options = too much stress for Jen.  But then I decided to stop being a baby and actually challenge myself - a novel concept!  I went with the first column - sparkle, die cut, red.  Not sure why but I decided on a backwards wreath - red leaves and green berries.  Hey, if I'm gonna step outside of my comfort zone then I'm gonna step allll the way out!  I just hope I can find my way back in…




Supplies Used
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dots from Rustic Wreath) Paperteey Ink, (Sentiment from CL619) Hero Arts
Inks:  (Unicorn) Hero Arts
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) RangerDies:  (Rustic Wreath) Papertrey Ink, 
Sequins: Doodlebug

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Good morning Jen :) Love your "backwards" wreath. All the sequins are fabulous.

Tracey McNeely said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, I would love to hang out with you. You have such an awesome style--backwards wreath is awesome. Like when SpongeBob and Patrick had opposites day!!

Malika said...

Very nice card

Malika

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm giggling at Tracey's comment...mostly because Connor keeps trying to imitate that bleeping episode. AUGH! I happen to think this is an excellent little step out - not too far. The gate on your comfort zone is totally still unlocked!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card.
I LOVE the red wreath and green berries. Great twist.
Caroline xxx

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone, Jen! You've made a lovely card! I like the backwards colors! Fun! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Lindsey said...

I like how this can have lots of sparkle, be *backwards* and yet still not over the top. Nicely done!

LeAnne said...

LOL, glad you decided to keep up with the Christmas cards and challenge yourself...AND with a backwards wreath, no less! It's very striking, and that sentiment is wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Merry Monday this week!

Deepti said...

Love the sequins on this lovely wreath n:)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love the simplicity of your card! Beautiful wreath and love the sequin touches! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Kristie Goulet said...

I so LOVE that you made a red wreath with green berries. So awesome! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Katie Melhus said...

This is totally festive and fun, love the color switch with red and green! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love all those sequins!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

lostinpaper said...

You are definitely 2 cards ahead of me then lol. This is fabulous Jen, keep up the Christmas enthusiasm, I want some of it to rub off on me.