Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC44 – Wreath for a Wedding? Yes!

WWC44 – Buffy’s Anything Goes…with Weddings

WWC44 - Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes...with Weddings.

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Don’t you love the title Buffy gave us.  Lovely cake too.  Yum!  When I saw the title I couldn’t help grinning as I thought about weddings I’ve attended (including my own!).  It’s true…anything goes with weddings.  I’ve seen it and lived it!

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Wedding Dots and Wreath

WWC44 - Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Wedding Dots and Wreath - Jean Fitch

A little detail shot to show you the layers and levels.

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC44 - Wedding dots and wreath- detail - Jean Fitch

Supplies & Measurements:

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Dots for Days (background stamp)

Inks: Rose Red, Versamark (you can use Whisper White Craft Ink too)

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss Cardstock & Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Pack – heart, 1-3/4″ Circle, Curvy Corner Trio (Holiday Catalog)

Tools & Adhesives:
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Wonderful Wreath  Framelits, Snail, Fine Tip Liquid Glue Pen, dimensionals

Directions and measurements:

Card base is Rose Red that is 4-1/4” wide by 11” long and folded in half.
Stamp the front with Dots for Days background stamp in Rose Red classic ink.
Punch all four corners with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (holiday catalog).

Die cut the Joy in Whisper White (from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit collection.

Punch circle from Blackberry Bliss (1-3/4” Circle Punch)

Punch small heart (itty bitty accents punch pack) from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Wreath:
Stamp the wreathe image from Wondrous Wreath in Whisper White or Versamark on Rose Red cardstock. Sprinkle Whisper White embossing powder over the wet ink and heat emboss with a heat tool. Die cut with the Wreath die from Wonderful Wreath Framelit set.

Assemble:

Adhere Blackberry bliss circle to card front (hold wreath over card front to determine placement). Place the die cut wreath above it on dimensionals.
Adhere glimmer heart with a half dimensional.
Use Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the back of the Joy die cut. Let sit for a minute then press down to the card front.

I left the inside blank (except for some partial wreath images in the bottom corners) so I can personalize the card for a wedding, an anniversary, engagement or other joyful occasion.  I think I could even get away with using this for a new baby, baptism or confirmation card.  After all…isn’t a wreath a symbol of life, completeness and so on.  And that tiny heart a symbol of love, grace and new beginnings?

Like a copy of the instructions?  Here you go a quick and simple PDF version.

Wedding Dots and Wreath Card Instructions

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I don’t know about you but I love background stamps.  Flat as the images are they still add a wonderful layer of texture for a card.   Easy too.  No dies…no extra paper…just a bit of ink and an image.   The card was pretty without the dots when I created the first version…but…the dots took it to a whole new level.

The punched curvy corners added another layer of interest (and dare I say elegance?) to the design as well.  I love that new trio punch and I love how the corners lined up perfectly when I did both the top and back levels.  I punched with a bit of trepidation but it turned out beautifully don’t you think?  Hm…I just realized I should have added another detail picture so you could see how perfectly all the edges line up.  Ah well…a thought for another post.  I’m sure I’ll be doing that corner punch thing again…and again.

And lastly.  I love that bit of glimmer in the small heart.  A perfect bit of symbolism for a wedding card.   After all a wedding is hopefully a shining beginning to a lifetime of love.  Starts small and grows from there.

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Color Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Hugs and Blessings to all my challenge friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

 

 

 

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