I got these in my recent crafty haul and I couldn’t wait to get to play with them!! As soon as I saw them I had Laura Bassen’s voice in my head: ‘if you’ve got a leaf, make a wreath’.
So that’s what I did. 😉
Emboss & colour the leaves
I embossed a selection of the leaves onto Neenah 80lb cardstock, using a few different embossing powders from my stash. Once they were embossed I used the matching stencil to blend combinations of Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, Sauna, Green Tea & Eucalyptus Catherine Pooler inks along with a brown Altenew ink from my stash.
I added a pretty hefty amount of ink on them so I actually left them overnight to be sure they were fully dry before cutting them out with the matching dies. (They don’t need this long but it was late so I went to bed and continued the following day!)
Make the wreath
I used two circles from a layering set in my stash to cut a ring from some kraft cardstock to be my wreath base. Using several brown Copics to add a lot of individual lines all weaving together for that woven branch look.
I added a bunch of the leaves onto my homemade wreath. Starting with the larger leaves, then adding smaller ones in between and even on top. Cutting the base off some of the leaves so that I could position them where I wanted.
Through complete chance when I tested several sentiments to fit inside the wreath, this happy birthday from Catherine Pooler Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set fitted perfectly!!
In fact, I could just pretend I had planned that all along…just look at my organisation & planning skills!! 😂🙈
I stamped it using Mandarin Spice, directly onto a panel of kraft cardstock that measures 4 x 5.25 inches, keeping my wreath in place until after I had the stamp on my MISTI lid. That way I knew for sure that it was in the correct place; there wasn’t much room for error!!!
Finish the card
I had so much fun playing with these gorgeous leaves from Trinity, and I still had loads left after finishing this design. So I’ve put them in my little pot of images that are ready to go whenever! 😃
As always, I want to say thank you for spending this time with me and I will be back at the same time next week with some more papercraft inspiration. 😀
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