Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the jkcardsonline.com web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!
It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!
First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!
My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!
I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂
Creation Station Blog Tour list:
Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer
Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Framelits: Wonderful Wreath
Tools: Bog Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Thinlits: Little Letters
Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L
Punch: 1/2″ Circle
Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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21 Replies to “Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath”
Good Morning, I can’t believe it is still dark out, I feel like I’ve been up for hours. Your card is so great. The Joy is so striking! FYI, all the links to the Creation Station Blog Tour are not set up. They all state “Page cannot be found”. I think that makes you the winner!
I know, the Winter is fast approaching. Thank you! I love the way the joy look triple heat embossed in clear! I checked the links and they are working, but I appreciate the heads up! 🙂
Gorgeous Justin. Thank you for sharing that tip on how you embossed the word JOY. Will definitely give this a try. Have a super Sunday!
Thank you Louise! Love the look of the Joy!! I hope that you had a nice Sunday! 🙂
Good Morning Justin. These projects are just inspiring. The clear embossing is simply gorgeous. I also love your wreath decoration. You have such a creative eye. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pieces of art!
Thanks very much! The clear embossing is a cool look for sure! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the projects!! I hope that you had a lovely Sunday! 🙂
Love all the embossing!! Great idea for a home-made wreath – thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Deborah! I can’t stop heat embossing!! 🙂
great job on your projects today! Over at my blog I am doing a challenge if you want to join!
Thanks so much ter! I will have to take a look! 🙂
Such clever projects! I love the embossing on the vellum–that’s a super cool look!
Thank you very much Kathy! Heat embossing and vellum, that’s what I’m all about lately! 🙂
The embossing effect looks wonderful and I just adore the wreath you have created
Thank you Teneale! We need more word dies so I can do that more often! 🙂
Love both but that wreath is fantastic. I love the look that double heat embossing provides, almost like clear effects but no bubbles
Thanks Linda! I always have so much fun making my projects and hearing which one os your fave! The heat embossing is great because there is no waiting for it to dry! 🙂
Wow! Justin… both cards are beautiful, but my favorite is the wreath. LOVE it on that gold striped vellum. And you actually stamped the wreath on vellum too? Very clever! I really do love the Noel and Joy words in that framelit set, but to tell you the truth, I am SO nervous when I pull the words off the framelit. I know that use of wax paper is helpful, but sometimes it’s still nerve racking! Geez! I use the punch tool to poke those little holes, but it doesn’t matter. It just makes me shake all over until it’s done! Anyway, love both projects. The wreath for your home is pretty too…. Great job!
Thank you Bobbi! I love heat embossing on Vellum! I seem to use that more than card stock lately! There is no need to be afraid of the word dies! Yes, wax paper definitely helps! The wreath is hanging above my computer for the moment! 🙂
Oops… I wrote “both cards”…. duh! meant to say both projects. sorry ~!
No worries Bobbi! 🙂
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