- First I stamped the background image onto a A2 panel of kraft cardstock using my Misti and Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Ink. You don't have to use a Misti, but I find it so much easier to ensure an even impression. I then die cut the 6x6 inch image with an A2 stitched panel die. I used the same cardstock to create an A2 card base.
- I then stamped a whole lot of the large floral & smaller floral images using The Stamp Market new inks in cherry & bubble onto thick watercolor paper because I wanted to create a watercolored wreath. I then smushed the ink pads onto an acrylic block, added water and watercolored with the same ink I had stamped with; a final touch of shimmer was added using a shimmer brush.
- I spent quite some time fussy cutting the florals & the leaves, but it is fun to do when you pair it with something else, such as watching a Christmas movie! The photo below shows that I made leaves by using a shortcut. I stamped one of the floral images (that has veins like leaves do) in The Stamp Market's mossy green ink and then cut it into 3 sets of leaves. This does cut down on the amount of stamping that you have to do!
- After all the cutting was done, the florals were glued together with Gina K connect glue and I either added 3 dots of gold glitter cardstock to the middle of the flower or a sequin. I then played around with placement for quite a while before adhering everything down to the card panel. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Oh Deer stamp set onto white card stock in black Versamark ink and placed it offset in the center of the wreath.
on December 08, 2019