Friday, August 29, 2014


Hi everyone, I'm back again with another Christmas card.  Our challenge this week over at Merry Monday's blog is from Bonnie.  She would like us to use a wreath.  I had picked up the Memory Box "Grapevine Wreath" a while back and hadn't used it yet.  What a perfect chance to use it. 

I still had some of my gold and silver paper out from last week's challenge, so I used gold and silver metallic paper and silver and gold glitter paper and die cut out a wreath out of each paper and put all 4 wreaths together. 

My wonderful friend, Darnell Knauss, from blogland, pulled my name about a month ago, now, and I won a Darcie "Brick Pattern" embossing folder.  I thought this brick ef would be a wonderful background for my wreath.  Thank you, Darnell!!

I colored the brick with Tim Holtz's blending tool and Distress inks in "Walnut Stain", "Gathered Twigs", "Brushed Corduroy" and "Fired Brick"  I really like how the brick turned out.  I mounted the wreath to the front of the brick, added a red ribbon and stars die cut out with PaperTrey Ink's "Dangled Stars".  The brick is mounted to Stampin' Up's "Cherry Cobbler card stock, silver glitter paper and another piece of 'Cherry Cobbler" card stock.  

I finished off the card by adding the word "Joy" out of Penny Black's "Love & Joy" that I die cut out with SU's "Cherry Cobbler" card stock and the silver glitter paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out the other great wreaths over at Merry Monday's Christmas Challenge Blog.


  1. très jolie interprétation, j'aime beaucoup ta couronne, biz

  2. This turned out beautiful Sue! I love how you added the red to the darker colors on the brick background...what a lovely effect! And of course the wreath and the Joy die cuts just add to the perfection of the card...well done! :0)

  3. This card is beautiful with the grapevine wreath and brick wall, good job! Thanks for adding to our gallery this week at Merry Monday!

  4. You've done an awesome job on this brick! It's so realistic. And I love the grapevine wreath and the beautiful die cut joy! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Beautiful card Sue, I love your brick background. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. Gorgeous card Sue, I like your brick background and the stars on your wreath. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

  7. You are very welcome, Sue! I think it makes an awesome background for your stunning wreath! I am bookmarking this page because I love how you colored the brick with the blending tool. It looks completely natural. Great job!! Hugs, Darnell


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