Where did it come fromPapercraft Inspirations Issue 170
When did I get itLast week one day…
When did I try it12th September 2017
First quick impressionThe wreath looks quite modern which I am not so sure about as I usually prefer more traditional imagery, but obviously, that is just me. The cute little decorations are quite sweet so I am looking forward to seeing how they turn out. The instruction is to Build a Wreath so I better get cracking and do that then 🙂
Die Cutting the WreathAs usual, I used my Gemini to do the die cutting. I cut it out from Core’dinations card stock with on each of the different faces upwards but I decided that I definitely preferred the textured one. I also cut it out from white card stock just out of interest to see how it would look because I considered creating one with a white wreath and candy coloured decorations but although it may have looked sweet I reverted to type and went traditional.
Stamping the DecorationsDue to the tiny size of the stamps, my usual stamping method went totally out of the window! I stamped these out with my stamping pegs that I use with Cardio Majestic stamps. As I hadn’t decided at this point how I was going to colour them I used Nuvo hybrid ink so that my options could be kept open. After a few false starts with partial images, I got the hang of rolling the peg around and created 6 even stamps.
There was a bonus die in the centre of the wreath to allow you to cut a pine cone but I had less success with this:
A bit of sparkleI decided the wreath would benefit from a bit of sparkle so I used my Spectrum Sparkle pens to colour the decorations in and was really happy with the result, as you can see.
However, when I came back to them a little while later I had suffered an explosion of Moonlight sparkle because the ink had been so wet when it came out (and yes before anyone asks they are stored horizontally in trays) this was the result I found!
It’s safe to say that I recoloured that image. When it came to cutting them out there was only one option my ScanNCut. I do not mind occasionally doing some fussy cutting it can be quite therapeutic but not images that small! So now for the completed card.