I primarily used the KGC stamp set You Inspire me to make this card. I first prepped my card panel with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink (DOI) by dragging the pad down in vertical stripes to create what looks like a weathered wood panel door. I then lightly traced a circle the size that I wanted my wreath to be and then used 3 of the small images from the stamp set (small leafy branch x 2, and the 3 dots) to make my wreath. I used mostly Distress Oxide inks, inking each stamp one color and stamping it around the circle, then changing colors and again stamping around the circle, turning the leafy branches in different directions. I tried to space out the colors in my stamping so as not to have one color be predominant in any location. I did also use metallic gold pigment ink and metallic copper pigment ink to give the wreath a little shimmer here and there. I stamped the dots (berries) on the wreath last using Fired Brick DOI and filling in any areas that needed it. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set from KGC, You Inspire Me, in DOI using two of the colors from the wreath. I stamped and die cut the bow from The Ton's Christmas Wreath Builder stamp set. The tails ended up being a bit too long, so I trimmed them down to fit my card. It is a layered ink stamp that I embellished with Copic markers for depth of color and a white gel pen for highlights. I also stamped additional small branches around the "Grateful" sentiment and found some metallic gold card-stock and die cut some small poinsettias from a Spellbinders die set I had. I placed rhinestones in the centers of each flower that I had colored with a Copic marker to match the deep red on the card. I also found in my stash of adhesive stickers some small gold dots from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used three around my sentiment as well.
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To finish my card, I mounted a scalloped-stitched die cut frame from Avery Elle in a complementary color. I them adhered it to a Confetti Cream side folding card base from Stampin' Up!
I hope you enjoyed my card and will feel inspired to stretch some of your non-holiday stamp sets this year.