A Heartfelt Wreath!

Heartfelt wreathOk, so you probably already know how much I LOVE to use my stamps for ideas that they were not necessarily intended for, so you would understand my delight in coming across this card on Splitcoast! A Christmas wreath made entirely out of flower images from Heartfelt Thanks! How cool is that?! Naturally I had to give it a crack and it became my swap card for my last team meeting.

Cardstock colours used are Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Cranberry Crisp and Confetti Cream and inks to match.

I used two of my background stamps - Linen (yes really!) and French Script with some sponging around the edges of each of the background stamped bits.

The ribbon is the Cranberry Crisp stitched variety from the current but very soon (like 3 days time) to be defunct Spring mini catalogue. It is tied in a faux bow which is a very nifty way of getting a neat bow when you are neat bow challenged like I happen to be! Check out a great tutorial on getting this very result on Marelle's blog here! Here's a close up:

faux bow