11 posts categorized "Wreath"

Rainbow Ghosts
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters, Sue here with a fun and colourful Halloween card featuring the cutie Squeaker Ghosts. Don’t worry, these ghosts are totally friendly!


The ghosts are really easy to ink up with Distress Inks if you take your blending tool and smoosh some ink blobs onto your cardstock. Then you an easily die cut out the ghosts from all the different colours.


After I die cut the ghosts I did add a little bit of shading around the edges with the same ink colour. I added a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and a dot of white gel pen for the eyeballs.


I took the Adriana Wreath and die cut it from black glitter cardstock, adhered it to my card base and added my inky ghosts around the wreath in rainbow order, of course!


The Boo Outline was die cut from purple glitter cardstock and black cardstock and the sentiment was white heat embossed onto black cardstock.


I think this turned out to be a cute and cheery card, no spookiness here!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful week!

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Peony Bud Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome crafty friends to another day of inspiration! Today I have a card featuring one of the small images from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set.

Do you ever feel like the small images in a stamp set get ignored because the large image or images catches our eye first? I know I’m guilty of this so I thought I would pick one of the smaller or filler images from the stamp set and let it be the focal of my card.


I stamped and die cut a bunch of the peony buds from white card stock and coloured them in a rainbow of shades using my Copics. I knew I wanted to make a wreath with them and played around with round and oval shapes and decided to go the oval route.

For the flower background I used the Ring Tile Stencil with light grey ink and blended it unevenly, leaving some spots lighter and some spots darker. I then added my flower buds which are mounted with foam tape. I felt like it needed a little something more so I die cut berries from glitter card stock and placed them around the wreath.


I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the wreath and die cut the happy birthday sentiment from 3 layers of black card stock and added that to the bottom of the panel.

The panel was foam mounted onto my white card base and I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flower buds.


Thanks for stopping by today and let me know in the comments if you like using those smaller images in your stamp set or if you tend to forget about them.

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

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Cherry Blossom Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome to another day of crafty goodness at Poppystamps! Sue here today with the amazing Cherry Blossom Stamp and Die Set.

The Cherry Blossom wreath is large, it measures just a smidge over 5.25" across and takes up a full card front. I really wanted this wreath to be the star of the card so I used the entire image.


I heat embossed the wreath in gold sparkle embossing powder on watercolour paper and used Zig Real Brush Markers in some vibrant shades for watercolouring. 


I die cut the wreath and adhered it to a 5.25" striped blue paper from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes & Dots Paper Pad with foam squares.

I searched through my stash for a small and simple sentiment to stamp in the centre of the wreath.


Next I took the Holiday Mistletoe die and die cut it several times from vellum to tuck around the outside and inside of the wreath. This adds texture and more depth to the card. Remember to look through your holiday dies as they can be adapted for card designs all year long.


As my final step I adhered the wreath panel to a 5.5" white square card base. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Monochrome Embossed Card.
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, have you seen these beautiful Embossing Folders from Memory Box..3D how deep is the beautiful pattern, I decided to keep my card simple monochrome Black & White  with silver mirri card.


Can you see this design card would be perfect for! dare I say Christmas!! look at that beautiful Poppystamps  Adriana Wreath die.. image it in festive colours..


Embossed white card..Using Memory Box. Chrysanthemum Field . Embossing Folder.


Poppystamps Adriana Wreath ..cut in scrap card,  want 3 layers before my Silver Mirri layer for depth.


I embossed a circle for the center of the wreath.


Adhere wreath  to the circle ..3d foam tape on the reverse of the circle.


Topper size 4 1/2 inches x 6.1/2 inches ..embossed panel. layered onto black & silver card. IMG_5639-crop

finished card 6 inches x 7.3/4 inches. topper layered onto black and the onto main card side opening.


Poppystamps clear stamp You Are Awesome set. CL8151 .. finished with satin bow / butterflies  and black sparkly gems.

thank you for stopping by.. Pam..stay safe x

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Spring wreath
by Tina Wilstrup


Hey Poppy fans! Today I'm sharing a pink, girly card using Memory Box Cherry Blossom Wreath.

I stamped with a watermark ink on watercolor paper, covered in white embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then taped it down, spritzed with water and added color with a color burst powder. I kept adding water and powder until I was happy with it. I tried to keep part of it very light, but for me the real magic of these powders are the darker spots, barely dissolved by water. Because that's where you get that magical, gorgeous shimmer. By the way, you'll notice I didn't stamp the whole wreath. That's because it's too big to fit onto an A2 sized card.Watermark1.587838364837E12

I did go in with my heat tool on low setting, because I have no patience. And once it was completely dry i spritzed a tiny bit of water onto a paper towel and wiped it over the panel to clean the embossed areas.

I cut out the large wreath and adhered it to my base. I used a stamp from that same set for the center of the wreath. I added a strip of lilac glitter cardstock to the bottom of the card. Next I cut the Wishes shade from a rose pink cardstock to back the Wishes word cut from pink glitter cardstock. 

That's it from me today, guys! I hope this current situation will soon get better so we can enjoy all the beautiful sights and colors of spring. Stay safe!

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Gilded Wreath
by Sue McRae


Hello crafters! Today I have a quick and simple card using gilding flakes.

I love a good wreath die because it can be used for so many occasions throughout the year as well as for masculine or feminine cards. The new Adriana Wreath is wonderful with its mix of leaves and berries.


First I die cut the wreath from paper that has double sided adhesive on it and also die cut it from two different weights of vellum which will be layered underneath the gilded wreath.


Then I peeled off the liner and added my gold gilding flakes onto the sticky paper and burnished it on. I love the elegance of gilding flakes, it really is softer and less shiny than foil and adds a richness to your projects. I have about 6 different solid and mixed colours of the gilding flakes and use them throughout the year.


I took the Serene Mandala Embossing Folder (this is such a beauty) and embossed a piece of blue striped patterned paper from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots, this will be the background for the wreath.


Next was just to assemble the card with the vellum wreaths adhered to the embossed panel and the gilded wreath on top. I offset all the wreaths to add some more dimension to them.


I added a simple sentiment and finished off with a few smooth gems.


I hope you give gilding flakes a try, it adds a wonderful metallic touch to projects. 

Happy crafting!

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