September 28, 2010

Punched wreath

Hi folks!
I know I've been absent a few days, but I promise you will be delighted when you see what I've been cooking up for the new Practicing Creativity release coming soon! *wink*

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown to use your punches. I've had this branch punch from McGill for almost 5 years and never even used it! I thought it was high time to drag it out and put it to use.

I assembled the punched branches into a wreath shape and used a quickie glue pen to adhere them together. Then I thought my wreath would look good "up" on a die cut, so out came my Mat Stack 1 die, and an impression plate from PTI as well to finish the card.

If you feel like using your punches this week, join us at Tuesday Throwdown for a chance at some awesome prizes!

Have a good one,
*mwah*

33 comments:

Gayatri said...

WOW!Just GORGEOUS! love love the card as a whole and great idea using the punch and make a wreath. Is that Fine Linen cardstock? Its so beautiful. I can't wait for my parcel to arrive :)

Lindsay said...

This is so fun and festive! I love the wreath! Genious! Can't wait to see what you have made for the release!

Laurie said...

OH my! This is so pretty! I love how the wreath is mounted on the mat stack!

Karen B. said...

I've been busy too! Love your wreath and the colors you've chosen.

Sue Ann said...

Oh so beautiful Miss Dana!!! Love the wreath on the mat stack!!! I have missed you in my reader in the morning young lady so I am excited to see what you have been up to over the past days!!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Fabulous wreath card. So clean and simple.
We must be on the same wave length as my card for Sasya's Sketches uses that same punch.

Sara Mac said...

Dana this is such an elegant card. Love the simple design. Can't believe you've had that punch for so long and never used it:) Looks great as a wreath!

~amy~ said...

excellent...I have that same punch and I don't think that I've used it either...thanks for the inspiration...that shade of red is pure perfection!

Keva said...

Ooh, I love it. I really like how the impression plate finishes off the design and brings your eye to that panel. Very very pretty!

Amy said...

I have totally missed you! Love the linen cardstock....it is fabulous. But your creativity when it came to your wreath is awesome. That IP was a perfect choice for the background!

lenainwonderland said...

I love this Dana!! I will be case-ing it [at least the wreath part for sure] tonight,..hope you dont mind =)

IamDerby said...

Gorgeous, so clean and simple!

BethieJ said...

Dana this is LOVELY!! The bow is just the perfect touch!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Barbara Axmacher said...

This is a stunning card! Love the use of the punch.

Christina said...

Isn't this just the prettiest thing?! LOVE the wreath, but the mat and embossed bg just put this card over the top! So beautifully simple. Looking forward to your designs for the PC release!

Mariana said...

Beautiful wreath, love it nested in the mat stack a CAS card with a big punch!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card! Like that the base is a non-traditional holiday color.

Kara said...

simply beautiful, dana!

klarcher said...

What a nifty idea, may have to try it and I think that Mat Stack die is going to be on my next Papertrey order

Noora said...

This so clever Dana!! beautiful card!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty! I love how you used the punches!

Ann said...

Beautiful card - love the embossed background.

Belinda said...

Fun use of the punch for a wreath! And love the color on color matting!

Ginny said...

I simply love that you used a punch to create that beautiful wreath! Just gorgeous!!

Baseret said...

Dana this is STUNNING! What a perfect use for that punch that has been collecting dust!lol I bet it gets a work out now.I love this card.

Sandy said...

Very pretty! I love the wreath and how simple but elegant wrapped all together!

Davi said...

Beautiful Dana, I love the softness and the wonderful embossing is such a great background for the pretty wreath.

Mara... said...

Very pretty Dana! The wreath is wonderful!

Ayana Posadas said...

This is so elegant and pretty, Dana! I especially love that embossed background!

Kim said...

The wreath is beautiful! A wonderful idea. Love it!

Ceal said...

Dana, what a lovely card, I just love the way you done the wreath, thanks for sharing

Dana said...

Simple yet eye-catching! I must try this!

LMcBurney said...

Love the card. I guess the Christmas season is coming ahead full steam. I think this would be a pretty easy card to mass produce and looks sensational.