This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is a collaborative one with the very popular and star-studded Curtain Call challenge. The nice thing is that you get two challenges for the price of one this week ... with no extra crafting effort you can link them up to both places!
I'm curious to see if the winners will be the same or different at both challenges!
The talented winner will receive a prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, and just in time for the November release.
Lots of photos for this post, but there is a how-to included. Based on the quality of the first couple photos, I will let you figure out what time of the day I was making the felt wreath : )
So fun to find different uses for the four petal die. Originally I thought I'd make a Christmas tree from it. That will probably come later, but for this project it turned into a wreath. To make the leaves on the wreath, I die cut felt with the large four petal die and simply cut it in half. All the half pieces are glued to a ring (made from chipboard with circle dies).
Next I die cut white felt with the small four petal die, cut that in half, and then straightened out each section so the petals are more linear instead of clustered. You can do that easily with felt by pulling it, for paper you would just have to crease the middle so the petals are linear.
For the bow I used a large four petal die cut in half and straightened out, wrapped a thin strip of paper around for the knot, and cut/notched two long pieces for the tails.
Here's the progression of the card. It started plain, which I liked, but wanted to see what another layer would do. So I added the smaller four petal die on the inside of the wreath. I dunno, maybe a little too chunky now for the card. Then I added berries from a small hole punch.
Here's the final card. I used kraft paper based on the inspiration photo. American Crafts Kringle & Co paper on the inside, Christmas Carols for the sentiment. Still, I wasn't as happy as I thought I was going to be.
Can't wait to see your creations in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge gallery!
Thanks so much for looking!