In today’s blog post I’m sharing how to create a wreath on a card using a mix of supplies. You really don’t need anything specific in order to create a wreath on a card, you can use pretty much anything, but smaller images work best for cards.
Unless the wreath is going to be quite small, it’s easier to create on a larger card. I personally love a wreath on a square card, so I’ll be creating a 5-1/4″ square card for todays project.
Before creating my wreath I did a bit of stenciling and stamping for a subtle background in behind the wreath. Then I lightly traced around the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes dies with a pencil to create my base. Doing this makes my wreath more like a circle in the end. If I skip this step, my wreath ends up being a wonky shape.
A real mix of supplies were used on this card. The flowers were punched from the Petal Park punch, leaves die cut from the Sentimental Park dies, ‘thanks’ from the retiring Amazing Thanks dies, the stencil is from the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and the word stamp from the Queen Bee stamp set. A full supply list, with links to my online store, can be found at the bottom of this post.
- Wild Wheat: 5-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″
- Mossy Meadow: 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ and scraps for die cutting leaves
- Basic White: 5″ x 5″ (inside) and 4-5/8″ x 4-5/8″
- Copper Clay: 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ for punching, and die cutting, flowers
- Basic Black: 2″ x 4″
- Adhesive Sheets: 1-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
- Dragonfly Trinket
- Linen Thread: 8″
You can use any smaller image to create a wreath. Or any photopolymer stamp that can be slightly curved. Actually depending on the size of the circle, it often doesn’t even need to be curved. For example, you have lots of flexibility on a scrapbook layout because your circle base will likely be larger. Here’s an example of a wreath I created with butterflies on a layout.
Check out the video below to see how todays card comes together.
Until next time,
In addition to the supplies listed below, I also used two new in colours – Wild Wheat and Copper Clay (both card stock and inks). These will be available to customers beginning May 2nd. Click on any of the images to shop my Canadian online store or to find out more.