Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holly Wreath



I've avoided posting this card for the obvious, but after all the work that went into making it, I'm sharing it so you can see my silly mistake and have a few chuckles with me. I started by stamping the kraft card base with a SNSS wooden plank stamp in several colors of tan and brown inks. Next I placed a SU! doily on the card base with a red die-cut circle on top that was heat-embossed with white ep and a Christmas sentiment. Whenever I have little bits of leftover green cardstock, I die cut them into holly leaves and stash them into a little baggie, so I had quite a few for this card. I meticulously adhered them into a wreath using glossy accents and bits of foam to pop some up for dimension. Afterward, I dotted the leaves with red liquid pearls and lastly added a heat-embossed sentiment in white to the bottom of the card. I love the color combination, but after I stood back and looked at it from a distance, it hit me! The holly leaves should be placed sideways to form the wreath, not the way I placed them! OOPS!!! Oh well, I wasn't going to re-do this card so here is it - a big beautiful blunder to share and give you some good laughs along with me :) I probably should have saved it for Darnell's upcoming annual April Fools post! LOL

I will bite the bullet and share this with Craftyhazelnut's CHNC 361 Christmas challenge, where the option is to use a doily. 

Have fun and make it a great weekend too!

Carol

17 comments:

Wendy said...

Carol, this is far from a blunder! When you said about a boo boo I looked and looked and could not find anything so I read farther. Still it did not look wrong to me and I love how you created the holly wreath! Great choice of colors, too! Looks wonderful to me and the embossing ties it all together! I say, keep it! Looks perfect to me!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card, Carol, and I'm sure it took you a long time to do. I read your comment about making a mistake...so I enlarged your card to see if I could see it...Nope! It wasn't until I continued reading your comments about the holly leaves and I still don't think of this card as a mistake!

Brenda said...

What mistake???? I've looked and looked, then I read and I don't think it is a big deal as the wreath still looks great in my own humble opinion. I love it, it is a festive looking card and I don't think anyone is going to look at it and say, "Oh Carol put the holly on wrong". lol Love that wood background too, it's a fabulous card so use it and thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

I did not see anything wrong with it. I think it still looks so beautiful and I can see you put lots of hard work into it. It never occurred to me that the leaves were placed wrong. So you should have not mentioned it as we would never have known.

Claire said...

Carol... I don't see the mistake, what I see is a lovely wreath card made with holly. Honestly, I think its super with absolutely no OOPS moments and I looked to see if I could see a blunder before reading and no I couldn't and I still can't after reading your post :) x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Carol, I have to agree with the others - I couldn't see anything wrong with your card until I read your entire post, it looks fine to me.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Christine said...

Bravo!
Even after reading your post it took some time to work out what was 'wrong'.
Lovely card, thanks for sharing....warts and all. lol

scrAPpamondo said...

I can't see any boo boo... The wreath is lovely and the whole card looks so pretty. Perhaps I have to search a holly wreath on the web to compare with this and understand where is the mistake ... :)
Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Well, this looks stunning to me, no blunders to be seen and one which I would post.xx[aNNie]🎄

MaryH said...

It's a terrific snippets card, and until you mentioned the placement of the holly leaves, I didn't notice anything except it is a beautiful wreath. Even after you pointed out what you think is wrong, I _still_ think it's a lovely wreath. Love the layering with the white doily and the green leaves with the holly dots. Anybody would be tickled to get this one! Only YOU know (or think!) you made a boo-boo. Also like the rustic wood planking with the delicate doily too. TFS & Hugs. Hope all is well.

Marie B. said...

Hey, anything that is homemade is going to be unique, so don't see this as a boo-boo! Like everyone else, I love it! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I like it done with the points in! It makes it unique! Far from an April Fools card, my silly friend!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Seriously this looks perfect!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think your leaf placement comes out looking gorgeous. This is a big full fluffy wreath. And honestly I had to read to find out what your blunder was because I sure couldn't see it. What I could see is this card was a lot of work.

Stampsnob. said...

Now that is really nice.......Lis

Janice M said...

Looks beautiful to me!! I had to actually google pictures of wreaths made of holly to figure out what you meant. Not an Aprils fool card at all!

Marina said...

I like it like this - it looks great.