FALL COLOUR WREATH
It’s that time of year – not officially fall yet, but our rainy season seems to have started! Which is quite a relief, actually, after the incredibly hot & dry summer we had. Unusual for us here on the west coast, but unfortunately seems to be the new ‘trend’ with global warming. Again we had record wildfires; my heart goes out to everyone effected, and the animals that were injured and made homeless as a result. On a happier note, fall does bring the lovely jewel colours, snuggly sweaters, and a time for favourite warm beverages! Today’s card is a fall colour wreath, made with a rather unexpected stamp set!
MAKING EVERY DAY BRIGHT
I shared a very cute card (I thought!) that I made with the penguin images from this Making Every Day Bright stamp set last week; you can see it again IN THIS POST. I used it again for today’s card, this time with the little leaf image.
I’ve used some of my most favourite colours for for this fall colour wreath; Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.
CARD FRONT DETAILS
Start with a Crushed Curry cardstock base. Next, cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and emboss it with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. Use a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink pad to sponge ink onto the raised images of the embossing. Attach it to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now cut a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock,that measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Run it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, as well. Attach it to the front panel, again with Dimensionals.
Next, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (you will be trimming it down to size afterwards). Use your Stamparatus and circle template to stamp a circle of leaves from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set, in Crushed Curry ink. My friend & fellow demonstrator, Susan of Susan Stamps made me these templates – she’s such a good friend! She also shared how to create them on her blog – THIS IS A LINK to the exact post where she shares how to do this. After stamping the first layer of leaves, I decided to add a second layer. So I created 2 leaf masks – which was really easy, since you can use the matching Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, and punch 2 bulb shapes from Post It notes. Mask off 2 leaves at a time, move your leaf stamp so that it stamps closer inwards in the circle, and stamp again in Cajun Craze ink.
For the final layer of leaves, I stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock, and punched them out with the punch. After stamping all of the leaves, use your Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry to colour the leaves. Before attaching the punched leaves, trim your image panel down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Use the 1″ Circle Punch to snip off each corner; this will mimic the shape in the Tin Tile embossing. Next, attach the punched leaves to your wreath with Dimensionals.
For the sentiment, use the Detailed Dragonfly stamp set. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock with Cajun Craze ink. Die cut the sentiment with the Big Shot and Bunch of Banners Framelits. Die cut a second banner from Cajun Craze cardstock, and layer it behind the sentiment. Attach these across the middle of the wreath, with Dimensionals. Tie a double bow from Linen Thread, and attach it under the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot. Finally, place a Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplet to the middle of the bow.
ALWAYS STAMP INSIDE!
Add a panel of white cardstock to the inside of your card. Stamp the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set in Cajun Craze ink, as well as the leave image down the right side of the panel. Use your same Stampin’ Write Marker colours to colour in these leaves.
ORDER SUPPLIES, THEN CREATE!
Honestly, this Making Every Day Bright stamp set didn’t really appeal to me, when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalogue. But now that I’ve started playing with it, I’ve been having lots of fun with its many, versatile images! I hope you’ll give it a chance, too. Have fun making your own fall colour wreath, and choose your own favourite colours. Order any of the supplies I used by clicking on the product images below, or on my signature. Ordering from my online store it quick & easy, and can be done 24/7.
Thanks for visiting today – if you have time, leave a comment & let me know how you’re enjoying my samples for the Holiday catalogue!