I’m so excited because my Wreath Builder stamps and stencils from Gina K. Designs finally arrived. As soon as I saw Gina demonstrator her ingenious template on StampTV, I knew this would be an incredibly useful tool for not only building wreaths, but for stamping any type of symmetrical circle designs. I can wait to try some other non-wreath stamping with it, but decided to stick with the intended use for my first try using it.
For this card, I decided to skip flowers and just use the foliage elements included in the stamp set. I cut a 4″ square from white card stock and used the larger of the two templates included in the Wreath Builder bundle. For the stamping, I used inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. I used Melon Ice, Garden Party, and Lime Rickey for all the greens, and Icing on the Cake for the twigs and sentiment.
Once I had the sentiment and stitched ring stamped, I used a 2″ circle punch to cut it out. To help it stand out a bit more, I decided to also die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle from the Stampin’ Up!® Layering Circles Framelits using some Catherine Pooler Designs Sand Dunes card stock.
To assemble the card, I started by creating a card base from Sand Dunes card stock. I cut piece to 4.25 x 8.5″ and then scored it at 4.25″ along the long edge to create a top-folding square card. I adhered the stamped wreath panel to the card base using tape runner. I adhered the sentiment circle to the scalloped circle using more tape runner, then adhered the combined layers over the center of the wreath using foam squares. Finally, I added a 4″ square of white card stock to the inside of the card for the personal message.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – the current theme is floral frenzy.
- Fusion Challenge – the current theme is to use the sketch and/or photo inspiration. I was inspired by the two friends in the photo to make a friendship card.
Until next time …