Circle of Spring Birthday

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-02-24-0935)

This card was so much fun to create.  I know that the wreath lends itself to colorful flowers but I wanted to try something a little different.  I am entering this card in three challenges.

CYCI108  61

Week 186 - Distress

The sketch at Can You Case It is probably one of my favorite card layouts, so I was happy to create a card for it.  The inspiration photo at The Challenge and the cue card “Distress”at CASology were also elements that made this card a lot of fun to make.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-02-24-0936)

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but wreaths are among one of my favorite things.  Whether they are hanging on my front door or on a card, I simply adore them.  This wreath from the Circle of Spring stamp set is so fresh and pretty anyway you decide to embellish it.  And the fact that it can be cut out using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits is just an added bonus. I stamped the wreath on Sahara Sand cardstock and inked it with Sahara Sand ink for a tone on tone effect.   Another favorite stamp of mine is the Hardwood background stamp, which I inked in Sahara Sand also.  The leaves on the wreath are colored using the Sahara Sand marker but it gave it a little green tint, which was a happy surprise.  I colored the flowers using the white gel marker.  The little flowers are punched using a small punch found at Michaels.  I punched them on white shimmer paper for a little shine and embellished them with tiny pearls.  The sentiment, also from the Circle of Spring set, is stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Before adhering the sentiment strip to the card, I punched a circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch where the center of the wreath would be.

  Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-02-24-0936)-2    Watermarked Photo 5 (2016-02-24-0937)

The inside sentiment is from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set, which is not in any catalog but is still available.  I stamped it in Crumb Cake which is a little darker.  The envelope is embellished with a piece of DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.

If you enjoy a little neutral color sometime, this card fits the bill while still being soft and pretty. I’ve listed all the products used for this project below and they can all be easily purchased by clicking the Shop Now button.  If you have any questions, I am happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day.



Stamps:  Hardwood (133035), Circle of Spring (138964), Lovely Amazing You (140594)

Inks:  Sahara Sand (126976), Crumb Cake (126975), Versa Mark (102283), White Gel Pen (105021)

Paper:  Whisper White Heavy (140272), Whisper White (100730), Sahara Sand (121043), Shimmery White (101910), Neutrals DSP Stack (138435), Whisper White Envelope (107301)

Embellishments:  Pearls (119247), White Embossing Powder (109132)

Tools:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits (135851), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), Small Flower (non-SU), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889)


  1. Hey Rosanne!! Such a great card. I love your distress background. That was creative. Your wreath is pretty too. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

  2. This is so pretty! I love the background and the gorgeous wreath. They’re perfect together!

  3. Simply Beautiful…you used my favorite SU! set…Lovely Amazing You…Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  4. Fantastic card Rosanne. Like you said, I often see this set used in bright colours but I love what you’ve done with it. Thanks for joining us at CYCI – Chlo x

  5. Your wreath is beautiful and I love how you placed it on the wood grain paper, perfect for our inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along at The Challenge!

  6. I love the tone on tone affect. This is a wonderful card. Lovely elements and simple elegant style. Thank you for sharing. Good luck on the challenges.

  7. Rosanne, Gorgeous card and I love the wreath along with the stamped background. The finishing touch on the inside of the card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with CYCI? Challenge. ~Pam DT

  8. Such a pretty take on the inspiration! Love the neutral colour choices and that wreath is scrumptious!

  9. Rosanne, this is just beautiful! I love the woodgrain background and your wreath is gorgeous! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  10. So beautiful the earth tones! I LOVE your card!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology!

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