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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

6x6 Holly Wreath Card

Wow, was it really May when I last posted on this blog?!  Time is racing past at an alarming rate, which means that Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye!  So, it seems like a good time to start sharing some Christmas projects.


This is a card that I made last Christmas, but I think that I will make some more this year too.  It's pretty straightforward to make.

You will need:

  • 6x6 card blank
  • Gold Mirror card in different shades
  • Kraft card
  • Flat back pearls or Liquid Pearls
  • Embossing folder
  • Bow or ribbon
  • Foam Pads
  • Glue

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the holly leaves, but you could use a die, or a punch, or if you have the patience, do it by hand!  I also used the Portrait to cut out a ring about 3 inches (7.5cm) in diameter to act as a base for the holly wreath.

  • Start with a 6x6 (15x15cm) card blank.  
  • Cut a piece of mirror card to leave about a 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) border around the outside (so 5.5x5.5 inches or 14x14cm) and affix to the centre of the card blank.
  • Cut a piece of Kraft card about 5x5 inches (13x13cm) and emboss using an embossing folder of your choice.  I used Sheena Douglass' 7x5 swirls folder (one of my favourites).
  • Affix the embossed Kraft card square to the centre of the mirror card mat.
  • Cut about 20 holly leaves out of different shades of gold mirror card.  If necessary emboss the veins onto each leaf using a ball tool or blunt pencil.
  • Cut out a ring about 3 inches (7.5cm) diameter and 5/8 inch (1.5cm) wide from card for the wreath base.
  • Attach the holly leaves to the ring, alternating shades and layering some to add dimension.
  • Attach a bow at the bottom of the ring.
  • Place flat-back pearls in groups of three around the wreath for berries.
  • Attach the wreath to the card with foam pads. 
  • Place a pearl in each corner of the embossed Kraft panel.
You could also add a sentiment to the front if you wanted.  This would also look great with traditional green holly leaves with red berries, but you could also try pink leaves with turquoise berries, or purple leaves with gold berries or any colour combination that you like for an alternative look.  Just be sure to match the colour of the mirror mat with the holly leaves.


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