Thursday, September 16, 2021

Wreath Season!

 It's almost offically fall, and I couldn't wait to play with some new Greetery goodies, mixed with lots of other supplies for the season..

First I pulled out a favorite woodblock background stamp and added a wreath consisting of layering dies.  It's a shame that this text background has been retired, but that won't stop me from using it every year - it's becoming a tradition now; it isn't fall until I use it!

supplies: cream, 3 kraft colors, and Orange Peel card, Stampendous (retired) Autumn Words,  Hero Arts Latte ink, The Greetery Rustic Wreath Base dieRustic Wreath Twigs dies, Fit to be Tied bow die, one of the Mighty Oak twig dies, and Spellbinders Welcome Fall (berries) dies, carved pumpkin distress ink and a red marker

After constructing my wreath using 3 colors of kraft card, I decided to decorate it with bittersweet berries.  The berries from Welcome Fall are the perfect size - I cut them from card that had been colored with carved pumpkin distress ink, and added a little red circle to each, then glued them onto a branch from the Mighty Oak Botanicuts set, and inserted them randomly around my wreath.  Then I just added a bow and popped it above the text background.  

My next card is a little fussier, and it uses the stamped version of the Rustic Wreath die.

supplies: cream and kraft card, The Greetery Tartan Builder Diagonal stencils, Rustic Wreath stamps and die, leaves from Honey Bee Fall Bouquets, berries from Spellbinders Welcome Fall, and twig and acorn from the Greetery Mighty Oak, distress inks in fossilized amber, carved pumpkin, festive berries, fired brick, aged mahogany, tea dye, and vintage photo, sentiment from Sunny Studio Autumn Greetings

I first stamped and cut out the wreath, then went hunting in my stash for autumn dies to adorn it with.  They were all cut from cream cardstock and colored with distress inks.  I used some of the same inks to stencil my plaid background.  Since it's so busy, I reinserted the center of the wreath so that I could stamp my sentiment there, and then popped it above the card base.

Hope your day is a great one!


Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like your pretty wreaths, these are wonderful, Lin! The background stamp you used on the first one is terrific!

Dawn T said...

Two stunning wreaths Lin. Love both the die only version as well as the stamped version.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Ooooo - pretty autumn wreaths, Lin!! Just love both of them but especially the diecut one atop the text background!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Your wreaths are really pretty. I have that background stamp. Thanks for reminding me to use it! I loved this release from The Greetery.