I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are keeping safe and well. Today’s card is my first play with the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies which are called the Wreath Builder Dies. My plan was to add Poppy Parade flowers around the wreath. As I was die-cutting the flowers I was taken by the red circles that were coming out of the centres of the flowers!
I decided they would look good as berries so I collected a pile of die-cut flowers, which have now been put on one side for another day, and a pile of berries. There are two different styles of wreaths in the set of dies and I die-cut one in Granny Apple Green and the other in Garden Green. Putting the Granny Apple Green wreath first, I adhered both wreaths to my top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS).
I arranged the two different sized flowers around the wreath to make sure I didn’t like that idea better than the berries! The berries won! For added interest to the wreath, I stamped one image of a partridge using Sahara Sand Ink. I wasn’t sure if this was the best colour to use so I also stamped one in Grey Granite and one in Soft Suede. When I saw all three colours together I knew Sahara Sand would work best.
I had planned to use the MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set. Unfortunately, I had adhered the wreaths too high for such a small sentiment. I decided to use the same sentiment but the much larger one that’s in the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set. Just by way of a change I did my stamping manually, i.e. without using my Stamparatus! There was no reason for this decision!
After stamping the sentiment using Granny Apple Green Ink, I layered it on to a piece of Garden Green CS. I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Dimensionals which is the same way I adhered the partridge to the wreath. I adhered my top layer of Whisper White CS to a middle layer of Granny Apple Green CS and then onto a Whisper White CS card base.
I added a top layer of Whisper White CS and a middle layer of Granny Apple Green inside the card and forgot to go back and decorate it! DOH! To finish off the front of my card I added some Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones, from the Holiday Rhinestone pack to the sentiment panel. This pack also has Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy Rhinestones. I find it a very useful pack to have.
To add a bit more shine to the front of my card, I put some Fine Tip Glue on top of all the berries. I had mixed success doing this! On six of the groups of berries the glue, which will stay shiny when dry, stayed on each individual berry but on the other two the glue collided with the glue on the other berries in its group! Never mind, it’s not the end of the world!
I wish you a lovely week whatever your plans are. Please take care and stay safe. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”