In my aim to keep things really quick and simple on the card front this year I decided to give these wreath design Hobbycraft glitter card toppers a whirl. They cost £1 for a pack of fivehttps://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/christmas-wreath-glitter-card-toppers-5-pack/643880-1000
I'll be honest, once I'd got them home I did wonder why I had bought them as they are not very me, however rather than put them in a drawer for another year, as is often my want, on this occasion I "made" myself use them.
I started off by going over the green glitter leaves with Ranger Glossy Accents and adding red, flat back pearl gems to accentuate the berries. Then using foam pads, for extra dimension, I put the wreath on a small square, which was mat and layered on silver, in the middle of the card.
Then I got stuck, something was missing, it need some sort of bow but the ready made ones I already had were totally out of sync with the wreath and just looked plain naff, so the card lay on the table for a day or so while I tried to ignore it.
Then, I wondered about using some red cotton yarn that I had, I wasn't hopeful to be honest, but to my surprise it worked, the proportions were perfect. Putting a little PVA on the ends of the bow stopped the yarn from splitting/fraying and looking tatty. Success! I also added some tiny clear flat back gems to the wreath for a little extra bling. Another card done and dusted.