This is my second creation with the Cottage Wreaths Bundle. You can see my first card with this bundle here. For this card, I chose Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Basic White for my color palette. I love the “DistINKtive” style stamp sets, which means the images have a lot of detail built into the stamp. You can find the Cottage Wreaths Bundle in the July-December Mini Catalog on p.59. I wanted the greeting to be larger than the greetings found in the stamp set, so I chose the “Merry & Bright” greeting from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set.
To create the color and texture on the embossed Crumb Cake piece, I inked one side of the Timber 3D Embossing Folder with Crumb Cake ink. I placed the card stock between the embossing panels and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Basically, the ink is transferred to the card stock as it is embossed. This technique really gives the embossing depth and makes the texture more distinct.
I cut one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crumb Cake and then stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler. The wreath was stamped in Garden Green on Basic White and then die cut with the coordinating wreath die. I placed dimensionals on the back of the wreath before adding it to the Crumb Cake panel. I added a layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the Stitched Rectangle and distressed the edges with my finger nail.
Honestly this was a super easy card with a few touches of detail. I colored the White Crinkled Seam Binding and Basic Rhinestones with a Cherry Cobbler Blends to change their color. Then I added Rhinestones to the wreath along with a double bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding. I am really loving how this card turned out!