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Seasonal Wreaths Inspiration | Angelica Conrad

Seasonal Wreaths Inspiration | Angelica Conrad

Hi friends, Angelica here. Thanks for joining me today. I have two gorgeous wreaths to share with you.

As you can see, these two cards have completely different styles and techniques. Let's start first with the Layered Wreath.

I die-cut Cactus and Gumdrop green card stocks with the outer and inner Layered Wreath dies. I used a finger dauber to ink Gumdrop card stock (bottom Layer) edges with Olive Premium Dye Ink from the Over The Hills Ink Family. I repeated the process for the Cactus card stock, this time using Evergreen Premium Dye Ink from the Garden Stroll Ink Family. Next, I gently added a thin layer of glue onto the wreaths' inner and outer edges with my finger, and poured micro sparkling dust over the adhesive. The glue dries fast, so I did a few edges at a time. Once finished, I glued the wreaths together, and started die-cutting the accent pieces. I used Sour Apple Card stock for the light green leaves, and Red Hot card stock for the berries. Once I finished gluing them on, I brushed each piece with a shimmer pen, then added Crystal Glaze for shine. I set the glittery wreath aside to dry, and moved on to the background.

On a Tickled Pink A2 size card stock panel, I blended Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink from the Heartbeat Ink Familyaround the edges. I followed next with Gathered Twigs Premium Ink, From the Wild Truffles Ink Family. I stamped and white heat-embossed a sentiment from the Wishing You Merry Days stamp set, then sprayed the panel with sparkle craft spray. I opened up to bottle and used the nozzle to tap a few drops onto the card stock, then used a paper towel to dab off the water, picking up some of the ink. This left behind a soft splattered look. I die-cut the panel with the large Diagonal Striped Rectangle die, and splattered watered-down white acrylic paint to finish the background. I used foam adhesive to attach the panel to a card base. I added the wreath, followed by Be Merry, which I die-cut using dies from Classic Holiday Words. I die cut the words three times from Red Hot card stock, stacked and glued them together for dimension, and glued them to the a white die-cut shadow. I brushed the words with shimmer, then added Glossy accents for shine.

My Next Wreath is from the Season's Greetings stamp set. I made a Clean and Simple card, letting the wreath take center stage.

I started by die-cutting a white card stock panel with the large Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Die. I stamped the wreath in the middle of the panel with Misty Coast Premium Ink, from the Urban Raincoat Ink Family. I used Copic Markers to color a quick undercoat, then added detail and shading with Polychromos Pencils. I did the same process for the ribbon, stamping in Misty Coast Premium Ink, coloring an undercoat with gray Copic Markers, then added detail and shading with Cool Gray Polychromos Pencils. I used the coordinating die to die-cut the bow. I Stamped Season's Greetings inside the wreath with a crisp black ink, added the bow with thin foam squares, and attached the panel to to a card base with foam adhesive.

This is my second project using Misty Coast Premium Ink for no-line coloring. The ink did wonderful. I hope I have helped give you new ideas on making your next wreath. That's all that I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

1 comment

1. Oct 29, 2019

These wreaths are gorgeous! I love the Candy Apple red and blending done with Gathered Twigs ink! So subtle yet adds so much dimension! The berries and sentiment are fabulous with the gloss! Great colouring on the blue berry wreath! TFS :)

Sarina Coffin

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