Stampin’ Up! Everything Essential Wreath for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a Color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

We had a fun color challenge – we were given five colors and had to use at least three of them.  I…over-achiever-teachers-pet-sit-in-the-front-of-the-class-goody-two-shoes that I am…used them all! 😉  I pulled out the Everything Essential stamp set, with it’s cool Essential Tag Punch bundled with it, and the Wreath Builder Dies – then added it all on some Magic in This Night DSP.  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our color challenge!

I also borrowed the layout from the inspiration photo over from the TGIF Challenges this week.

I started with some Pretty Peacock paper from the Magic in This Night DSP and matted it on Blackberry Bliss for the card front.

Next up – I used the two cool wreath dies from the Wreath Builder Die set.  I used one to cut some Black Glitter Paper and the other to cut some copper Brushed Metallic card stock.

I layered the wreath die cuts on the card front with Liquid Glue – with the Glitter paper on the top!

Next, I put a piece of Whisper White card stock in my Stamparatus and used the Marker-to-Rubber inking technique to stamp the fun Everything Essential image.  I colored the spooky mansion with my Blackberry Bliss Marker, the bats and banner outline with my Basic Black Marker – and the sentiment words with my Cajun Craze Marker.  I did each component separately – “huffing” a little warm breath on the stamp between each stamp.

Then I cut it out with the Essential Tag Punch and added some doodle-dot-dashes with the Cajun Craze Marker.  Finally – I popped the tag onto the wreath with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow with the 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon and adhered it to the tag.

An Iridescent Pearl on the tag – and a few on the wreath – finished off the card front!

On the inside, I inked the fun Jack O’Lantern from Everything Essential in Cajun Craze, stamped it off THREE times and then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Stamping it off so many times makes it plenty light enough to write a message over top!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into my Cajun Craze card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Cajun Craze Jack O’Lantern on the front – a little darker this time.  I only stamped it off twice before stamping the envelope….

…and then added some more of the pretty Magic in This Night DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I really do love this little Everything Essential set – especially bundled with its Essential Tag Punch.  It covers so many occasions!

And the two wreath dies in the Wreath Builder set might be some of the coolest wreath-makers we’ve had!! They’re just perfect layered up on your project!  🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored, cut and folded at 5 1/2″)

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Black Glitter Paper and Brushed Metallic Card Stock:  Wreath Builder die cut wreaths

Whisper White Card Stock:  Essential Tag Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Magic in This Night DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Everything Essential Wreath for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. WOW!!! such an awesome card Mary, a sure winner 🙂 Love the black glitter paper in the wreath and that perfect bow. LOVE this!!

  2. Gorgeous and fun!! I love the house on the wreath and all the sparkles and shine!!😊

  3. Hahaha…your card turned out great with all 5 colors! Your teacher will be impressed. 😉 Love the sparkly wreath, such a fun design! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Et voila! The “making it” doesn’t sound hard but the “thinking it” amazes me! It’s an awesome card. I love everything about it! TFS.

  5. Fantastic card! How in the world did I overlook that Everything Essential?? Love it.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it’s kind of a flyover set, but it shouldn’t be! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  6. Your wreath is way cool and your design is great. I love that ribbon and need to order it.

  7. Great card Mary, I had the same stamp set out to use then changed my mind and used a different one. We were on the same creative page.

  8. Jaimie

    The black glitter paper is perfect for a Halloween wreath! Great card.

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