Gel-à-tins & Authentique Paper = Fabulous

15 Dec

Today I am using the set called Christmas Wreath.

To start out what I did was to very faintly stamp the wreath onto white paper.

I only wanted the shape and did not care about the image showing up too much.

Next, I pretty much made a mess with paint, again I only wanted the shape and was not too concerned with how it looked at this point.

I added some sparkle to the paint in case any or the painted wreath showed through in my final product.

I also die cut a couple of different sized leaves in different papers and die cut little pears also.

Then I took the 2 smaller stamps from the stamp set and stamped each leaf.

After I stamped them I ran them through a paper crimper a couple of times to distress them.

After that was done, I adhered them to the wreath background, creating a 3-d wreath.

I added some fibers and embellishments and embossed the saying in black on the card front.

Ahhh, I could just stare at this for hours I think the colors are so gorgeous and relaxing!

All of the decorative papers are from Authentique Paper’s Free Bird – COMFORT series.

The decorative corners are from Authentique Paper’s – Wonder Headlines.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I came up with this design.

I am just loving playing with these stamps and know you will love them too!

This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

I have entered this card into’s color chalenge.


6 Responses to “Gel-à-tins & Authentique Paper = Fabulous”

  1. Anniebee December 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    What a beautiful card!! I love all the stamping you did and I’m a sucker for a pretty wreath! LOL! The pears and the polka dotted rose add the perfect finishing touch. Just gorgeous!

  2. Sabrina December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    This is just gorgeous Jeannie!!! I love any and all wreath designs!! Please tell me where you got a paper crimper – it looks like corrugated cardboard!

  3. Michelle December 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Yes!!! Love this!! I would have stopped at that radical green paint wreath but I love where you took it next! The feathery ribbon is PERFECT!

  4. Nina Yang December 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Wow, I am so happy to see someone is using Gel-à-tins, because they are awesome! Adorable and unique images and high quality stamp! I just wish they have some challenges so I can find more time using them! 🙂 Your card is fantastic!

  5. Ashley Cannon Newell December 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Great job using the mixed patterns! Thanks for entering the challenge.

  6. R Evans July 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    We shared your design on our Facebook page today! Our fans will love it!

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