I just discovered a new (to me) challenge, and I was ready for some inspiration, so this happened:

By Su Mohr for Fusion Card Challenge; Featuring: Wonderful Wreath, Musical Instruments, Merry Music, Pinewood Planks, Classic Label Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Birds and Blooms, Lovely Laurel; For more details click on visit to go to my blog; #christmaswreath #musicalinstruments #trebleclef #merrymusic #birdsandblooms

Musical Wreath Christmas Card

 

Here is the challenge:

 

The challenge was titled, “Striped Wreath, ” and I came up with music score from the Merry Music Designer Series Paper. I used the Wonderful Wreath dies for cutting, and added a second layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock beneath it. This added durability to the wreath when placed on dimensionals, as well as color for the berries made with a hand held hole punch.

The leaves were cut with a Lovely Laurel die from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper, the same pattern used for the 1″ banner that was punched with the Triple Punch.

The little, Cherry Cobbler, bird represents the small circle in the sketch, and matches the card base. The card base is layered with Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I love the texture that embossing adds.

 

 

“Jingle Bells” was punched right from the same paper as the music score with the Classic Label Punch. And, I doubled it with cardstock before gluing it to the wreath.

I happened to have an unused treble clef from yesterday’s post, titled Merry Musical season, because I decided to use Old Olive instead of Gold Foil. So, this treble clef became the wreath hanger. What a delightful surprise!

And, this next surprise made me laugh. If you look closely at the bird, he has a very cute, and unintentional eyeball! Some things are just meant to be!

 

Thank you, Fusion designers, for the inspiration. I’m glad I found you!