A Wreath for All Seasons

A Wreath for All Seasons

 

 

Morning! Pinch, punch, first day of the month! How are we in September already?? Oh well, it does mean that it’s time for me to share some new cards with you. I’ve focused on one of the new sets from Concord & 9th – Harvest Wreath Turnabout Stamps. This set contains two turnabout stamps for quite different wreaths.

 

 

I’ll start with a birthday card that I made for my mum to send to her brother. I used my stamp positioner to stamp the fuller wreath with four different inks and cut the panel to 4” x 5¼”. I edged the panel with a dark blue marker pen. I made the notecard (US A2 size 4¼” X 5½”) from rich red card to match the red ink and adhered the stamped panel. I used the stitched square die from the co-ordinating Harvest Wreath die set to cut a piece of red card. I stamped some of the leaves from the wreath stamp on the red square with Versamark ink to give a tone-on-tone look. I adhered the square to the card but turned it to make a diamond. I finished the front by stamping a birthday greeting from the Tiny Tagalong stamp set (probably one of my most used sets) in blue ink and used the banner die from Harvest Wreath to cut it out.

 

 

Inside, I stamped some the wreath leaves onto the white panel and added one of the sentiments from Harvest Wreath and added a tiny sentiment from MFT Itty Bitty Birthday to complete the message.

 

 

While I had the fuller wreath in the positioner, I stamped another panel using shades of blue, yellow, and grey ink. I made the notecard from soft grey card and then used Versamark ink to stamp around the edge of the card for a tone-on-tone background pattern. I added a greeting from the Tiny Tagalong stamp set and adhered the panel to the notecard. I used the tiny heart die from the Harvest Wreath die set to cut three navy hearts. I layered them together and adhered them to the centre of the wreath. I added some sparkle to the heart with a clear aqua shimmer brush and then added glossy accents for a lovely shine.

 

 

On the white card inside, I simply stamped some of the leaves with yellow ink. I think I’ll add a greeting when I decide what this card is for – it might be a birthday card, but it might be a ‘just because’ card.

 

 

I changed the stamp to the thinner wreath turnabout stamp and stamped it with red, green and Versamark inks to make a Christmas card. I used gold embossing powder on the Versamark stamped image. I cut the panel to 4¾” square. I didn’t have any gold card to match the embossing, so I made my own gold card. I cut some white card to 5” square, rubbed Versamark ink around the edges and added gold embossing powder and heat set. I repeated this process three times to create a nice gold finish. I layered the stamped panel on the gold embossed panel and adhered them both to the front of a 5¼” square card. I used the stitched circle die from the Everyday Circles die set to cut a white circle. I stamped a simple Christmas greeting from All the Merrys in bright red ink, added a couple of the wreath leaves in green and then edged the circle with Versamark to create a gold embossed edge. I adhered the circle with dimensional pads.

 

 

Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of bright red card. On the white panel I stamped a bold greeting created from the words in the Holly Berry Turnabout stamp set.

 

 

My final card is for Halloween. This time I used traditional Halloween colours of orange, green, purple, and black to stamp the thin wreath. I added a Halloween greeting from the Tiny Tagalong stamp set. I stamped Stamping Bella’s Oddball Sparkle Fairy onto white card, coloured her with Copic markers, restamped with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I carefully fussy cut her out. I positioned the card with the wreath in my positioner and stamped the fairy again directly on the card, to look like she’s standing on the wreath. I also stamped her little sparkle shower in the centre of the wreath. I adhered the panel to the front of an orange notecard. I adhered the fussy cut image on top of the stamped image and added sparkle to her wings and the little skulls.

 

 

On the white panel inside the card, I stamped the verse from the Oddball Sparkle Fairy stamp set, along with the sparkle shower.

 

I think the Harvest Wreath stamp set is so versatile, I can see the wreath images working for so many occasions, in fact I have in mind a wedding and sympathy card too. That’s all from me today. See you next week.

 

Deborah, x