I couldn't resist playing in this week's Color Throwdown challenge. You can check it out HERE. I decided to create a Christmas card for the challenge since you can't ever have too many! I thought the colors were perfect for a woodsy look and I have been dying to create a wreath like this since I made THESE gift tags last year.
To begin, I dry embossed a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock using a Richard Garay embossing folder called "Pine Needles" (i think). The sentiment was heat embossed onto a strip of white cardstock using ZING gold embossing powder. I attached it to the wreath using hot glue.
I threaded some black and brown gingham ribbon through a gold jingle bell for some extra dimension and addding in neutrals is acceptable with this challenge (thank heavens). The ribbon/jingle bell is attached with hot glue as well.
I die cut a nestabilities circle out of Kraft cardstock and then attached the wreath embellishment with hot glue. The circle was then added to the embossed panel using foam squares. The embossing design has a lot of little circles all over so I added some gold Nuvo Drops on top of those as well as some larger ones here and there. I really like how it turned out. Adding that much of "one" thing is a little bit scary, but in the end I really like the result. I think I will be experimenting with this more for holiday designs. It reminds me of twinkling lights in the branches of a Christmas tree. I think I will try it with some colored drops as well. So fun! Thanks for fluttering by!