Hello! Spring is just about here! My crocuses are starting to pop their little heads up out of the soil and I am starting to feel the change in the air around here. I am so looking forward to warmer, sunnier days! Today, I have a card that has a pretty spring wreath that uses stamps and dies from Stampendous. I used scraps of monoprints for the color of my flowers, so this card is great for the little bits of paper you may be saving. My full instructions are below.
SSC1377: POP Bouquet
DCP1021: POP Shapes
DCP1007: Build a Wreath Die Set
EP208: Ivory Embossing Powder
My Colors Cardstock: Spanish Moss, Mint Julep, Tropical Splash
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue, VersaMark Ink
Doodles Paper Playground: Broken Glass Sparkle Blend (or another clear Sparkle Blend)
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Patterned Paper (I used monoprinted paper)
1. Using the largest circle and second largest scallop in the Build a Wreath Die Set, die cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to become the base of the wreath.
2. Die cut 2 styles of foliage out of Mint Julep and Spanish Moss cardstock. Be sure to cut a few extra so you can decide how full you want your wreath to be.
3. Stamp out 5 of the rounded flowers in the POP Bouquet stamp set on to patterned or monoprinted papers with Onyx Black Ink.
4. Die cut the flowers with the coordinating die n the POP Shapes die set.
5. Attach the flowers and foliage to the wreath base with EZ Runner and On Point Glue.
6. Create the card base out of Tropical Splash cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2.”
7. Tear strips of Dahlia cardstock. Be sure to have the “tear” on the top, so show not only the rough edge, but the under color too. I tore 5 skinny strips for my card.
8. Adhere strips to card base with EZ Runner.
9. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark Ink on to the card base, in between the strips. Sprinkle with Ivory embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat set.
10. Adhere wreath to card base.
11. Attach several sequins from Doodles Paper Playground with On Point Glue in a bit of a random pattern.
You can easily change up the colors of the papers that you use on this card to get a different vibe. I happen to love working with cool tones, but it would look beautiful with warm, citrusy colors. What colors would you use for it? Please visit the Stampendous Blog to see more fun ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!