It’s Kelly Martin here, and I’m so happy to be back as a guest here on the Stamp Market Blog.
Amy was so kind to invite me here today and I’m thrilled to share this project with you, using some of the products from the October release.
I love this Holiday Greenery die! As soon as I saw it, I got really excited to make some holiday wreaths! I’m going to share some helpful tips for using this die, and be sure to check out my video on my You Tube Chanel. It will be really helpful to watch the process along with reading about it, too!
I cut a bunch of die cuts in two colors of green cardstock that I had in my scrap pile. (but these from the Stamp Market would work perfectly!) I used the smaller leaf die, and I definitely recommend cutting more than you think you’ll need. This seems like a basic principle, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the middle of creating and realized I didn’t cut enough pieces!
After I cut out the pieces, I used a sponge dauber to apply green ink like this one and this one to the edges of the leaf pieces. This process will add so much dimension to your die cuts and make them look a lot more life-like.
When the leaves were inked, I used my tweezers to hold the leaves while I applied liquid glue just along the center line of the leaf pieces. I knew this would anchor them on to the card base, but still allow me to fluff up the edges of the leaves at the end. Fluffing the edges up really helps the pieces pop off the card and look more life-like, too!
After the dark green leaves were nicely fluffed, I repeated this same process, but with the light green leaves. When i glued them down, I staggered them so that the light green leaves weren’t completely overlapping the darker green leaves.
The cherry on top for this whole wreath look are these darling enamel dots! Aren’t they the cutest?? I love that they coordinate with the Color Crush cardstocks and inks.
After the wreath was completed, I applied the enamel dots and then die cut three sets of this Holiday Greetings sentiment, glued them together, and then glued it down on to the card panel.
I cut and scored a 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card base and then glued my completed wreath panel on to the base to finish off the card!
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today and happy crafting!