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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dotted Wreath Card - Artful INKables

It is officially Fall - my most favorite time of the year! To celebrate the changing of seasons I have created a card today for SCS's new CAS Challenge (Fall Colors) using an oldie, but a goodie, rubber stamp set from Artful INKables - Natural Heritage.

The layout for this card was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch (157). I have never participated in this challenge before, but I just loved working with the sketch. For my card I rotated the base and did some stitching on the dot-embossed vanilla piece and the patterned paper strip on the right. The image was matted and adhered to a scalloped circle using dimensionals. The bow was tied using the Bow Easy tool, then adhered with a Glue Dot. Three orange gems finished off the card.

For the coloring on the wreath I did a bit of pointillism for the 'leaves'. After stamping the image in a light brown, I used 4 different COPIC markers (2 reds & 2 oranges) to make tiny dots around the branches. I have been wanting to try this technique ever since my friend Melissa used it for the image background on THIS card.
You can purchase Natural Heritage (shown above) at Artful INKables' online store - regularly $9.95, it is now on sale for only $6.65!

Don't forget to check out Artful INKables' latest Think INK Challenge (#29). For this round Jackie has issued a color challenge and you have three different combos to choose from! Get all of the details HERE. You could be the next Think INK host(ess)!! I will be back on Monday with my card for this challenge.

Challenges used for this card:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 157
Splitcoast Stampers - CAS85 Fall Color Challenge: Use Red, Vanilla, Kraft, Brown (Orange optional)
Caardvarks - Clean & Simple Stamped Card

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Rubber Stamps: Artful INKables (Natural Heritage); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Indian Summer): Cardstock: Wausau (Kraft), Neenah (Natural Ice), Unknown (Brown, Red); Inks: Ranger (Sepia); Markers: COPIC; Ribbon: American Crafts; Gems: Darice; Die Cut: Spellbinders (Circles, Scalloped Circles); Embossing: Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots); Border Punch: Stampin' Up! (Scallop); Other: Machine Stitching


  1. This is gor-juss GF! So pretty! Love the layers and your color choices!

  2. Great card!!! Sewing is nice and the dots on wreath are lovely!

  3. love love love this! great Job...

  4. You did a fabulous job on this project! Beautifully composed! We'd love it if you considered entering some of your pretty projects in our challenges at Papercraft Star and there is still time to get in on our $25.00 gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/lets-celebrate-early-enter-our-2500.html