Monday, April 29, 2013

A Card with Punches - 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown

When I saw the challenge over at 50 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, I knew just what I wanted to do to play along.  Come and take a look at what I've made.  



Using a piece of white card stock measuring 5.25 x 4 inches, I scored some lines to make a "door" with panels.  To make the wreath on the door, I punched multiple (30+) branches with a Martha Stewart punch in to shades of green.  I punched a large circle (a ring really) with a 2 inch and a 2.25 inch circle punch to be used to adhere my branches in a circle.  After scoring my door panels, I used a Copic marker C02, to add a bit of shadow to the panels.  To my leafy wreath, I added a bow stamped on red paper (PTI).  I cut the bow out and adhered it to the top of the wreath with a pop dot. The sentiment is also from PTI and was stamped on white and punched out with the long oval window slot punch...which made it fit nicely behind the wreath.  I also punched some red "berries", but they didn't pop enough so I added a piece of red bling on each red circle.  Finished off my door by adding a gold doorknob (gold brad), then popped the door panel on a white card base.  It's difficult to see on here, but I used the clear star pen from Sakura to add a little sparkle to the bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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15 comments:

Louise van Vuren said...

Your 'door' is absolutely amazing, fantastic skill with scoring! The wreath looks so striking set off against the white too. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful Susan, the wreath is fabulous. Xx

Sandra H said...

Aww this Susan is beautiful x

Mynnette said...

This is utterly brilliant, Susan! LOVE your door card--and the wreath is stunning! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

sandyh said...

i'm a sort of lurker.....not being a commenter, since i get your posts in my email. but this one requires a comment! i was excited to think your door was a new embossing folder or die...when i read how you made this gorgeous piece of art, all i could think of, is that i want one for christmas! LOL!
you must have a lot of patience to make a card this involved...but it sure looks to be worth it in the end! kudos.

canStampada said...

Susan, your a creator extraordinaire! Stunning. :o)

debby4000 said...

Do love your gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card, fab scoring and great punching. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful Susan. Love the panels on the door and the shading is a super touch. The bow is just sumptious. x

Patricia H. said...

This is absolutely marvelous. I love the way you created the door, and the wreath is excellently done. The doorknob is the perfect finishing touch!
I'm glad you shared this card in this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge! I hope you'll join us again soon. :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Fabulous! Love your door and the great wreath. A work of art. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Ruth M said...

Oh my goodness, what a stunning card Susan, I adore the way you've made a punch art wreath and a door to hang it on - ingenious! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Daen'Ys said...

Thank you for the nice compliment Susan. I think you've need as much patience as I, because your wreath also is composed of oodles of small parts. What I find absolutely fabulous on your card, is the door as background. It looks great, ......and there is even a door knob! Just wonderful!!!

Have a nice weekend
Rosi x

Deborah Frings said...

I love your Christmas door with that beautiful wreath! The big bow is super. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, great wreath.

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