Hello friends! I hope today finds you safe and healthy! It's time for the monthly Keeping Christmas blog hop and I have a card with a beautiful dimensional wreath for you. The blog hop list is below and you don't want to miss the awesome inspiration by the so very talented designers!
Today I've used Concord & 9th's Magnolia Wreath stamps and die to create this card. I have always loved creating dimensional projects and shaping the flowers and greenery!
Create the card base:
- Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" x 5-¼". Adhere it to a top-folding A2 card base.
- Stamp the sentiment near the bottom with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
- Die cut the ledge from white card stock.
- Score a line on the ledge for some dimension. Add thin foam tape to the back and adhere it above the sentiment.
Create the wreath:
- Stamp the first layer of the wreath with Mist (the lightest green ink). I used the wonderful new Rubbernecker Stamps Color Fuse inks. Each set has four ink cubes that are shaded from light to dark. Links to the specific sets I used are in the product list below.
- Stamp the second layer of the wreath with Basil (the darkest green ink).
- Stamp and die cut the leafy branch several times in various shades of green and die cut.
- Die cut the berry branches and twigs from white card stock. Ink them with Moss green ink and Caramel brown ink.
- Add Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops to the berries and set aside to dry.
- Die cut the flowers and stamp the center with Mocha (the lightest brown ink).
- Adhere a small flower to the center of the larger flower.
- Add a small puddle of glue to the layered flower and two small flowers and drop in some Gilt Trip Mini Prills.
Shaping the greenery and flowers/assembling the wreath:
- To help shape the flowers and leaf branches, working with a few pieces at a time, very lightly (just one spritz!) mist the back of each piece.
- Use the stylus and pull it across the back of each leaf and the flower petals. Flip them over and lightly press the stem of the branch to shape.
- Press the stylus in the center of the flowers in a circular motion. Let the pieces dry for a few minutes.
- Add thin foam tape to the back of the wreath base.
- I arranged and adhered five full pieces of the the leafy branches in a circular shape.
- Cut the remaining leafy branches in half and adhere around the wreath.
- Adhere the flowers, twigs, and berry branches as shown.
- I used some brown ink to "color" some twine, tied a bow, and adhered it to the wreath.
- To finish, I added thin lines of liquid glue here and there on the leaves and sprinkled on some Hero Arts Icicle Glitter. I just love the subtle sparkle this glitter gives!
I sure hope I've inspired you to get going on the Christmas cards. I know that I will be very happy to have these come December! Thank you for stopping by; and now be sure to check out these fabulous and talented designers to see their Christmas creations:
Carol Hintermeier << that's me!