The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "A Project With Heart". As you may have read here a post or two ago, this year I want my Christmas to have more of a hand-made feel to it, so I decided to make this wreath.
The Retro Grunge card stack is one of my favourites (I'm onto my 2nd one), and the back side of several of the pages have great distressed greens, perfect for the leaves. I traced around a plate to cut a big circle from a sheet of card stock and then cut out the centre, leaving a two inch ring to use as the base. (I didn't trace around anything for the middle, the leaves hide any wobbly cutting so it's no big deal!). I found a set of battery operated red led lights in my local pound shop (or dollar store if you prefer) and used my crop-o-dile to pierce 20 holes around the base to feed the lights through then taped all the wires in place on the back side.
The ribbon I had was too bright so I gave it a good soaking with Aged Mahogany distress stain to knock the colour back a little. I twisted some wire through the back, used my craft pick to pierce a hole at the bottom of the wreat and fastened it in place. And there you have it :) I'm really pleased with it, it looks great with the lights on, now all I have to do is decide where to put it!
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Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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