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Fri 06

Grapevine Wreath with Bittersweet using one of the Stylish Frame Trio and Silverdale Branch
by Anne Thompson

When I saw the STYLISH FRAME TRIO 94308 and the SILVERDALE BRANCH 94306 next to each other on my desk, I wondered if I could create a grapevine wreath using the middle-sized frame and add bittersweet to it using the Silverdale Branch.  This was the end result.


I actually started this card by working with the Silverdale Branch first.  I cut it from watercolor paper and used a variety of Distress inks in fall colors to paint it with a waterbrush.  I left it in the background to make it easier to paint.  


Once I removed it from the background I added more of the Crushed Olive ink along any white edges and added more of the Gathered Twigs ink on the berries.


 I cut the middle-sized frame from the Stylish Frame Trio set of dies three times using dark brown cardstock.


Next I added papers to the front of a kraft notecard--Vanilla Bean Gingham and Vanilla Bean Distressed Dots.  Then I used a glue pen to stack the three dies, rotating each one a bit to give me that grapevine wreath look I was after.


I adhered the painted Silverdale Branch to the card with foam dots, nestling it against the upper left inner edge of the frame.  


What do you think?  I love the look!  I papered the inside of the card with a panel of each of the patterned papers and lined the envelope as well.


I may use this as a Thanksgiving card or for a fall birthday,  This would work well as a guy card, too.  And it works for this month's "Framed!" challenge.


Anne Signature

 94308 Stylish Frame Trio
 94308 Stylish Frame Trio
 94308 Stylish Frame Trio
 94308 Stylish Frame Trio



Anne this is an amazing work of art! LOVE!

Very clever and very effective too!

Beautiful combo of the dies and paper, love the watercolor look!

Fabulous ! Love the earth tones of your composition and the dies you used!

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