3 min read
02 Oct

Hi again! Even though we are just at the beginning of October and Halloween cards are a hot item I wanted to work on an idea that came to me a few days ago while on vacation at the beach: making a dimensional wreath out of greens pieces. 

No worries it is not hard at all. Here is my “play by play”:

-Supplies I used: Aileens tacky glue,  scrapbook.com clear double sided adhesive,  tweezers to pick the very small die pieces, a dabber to apply some ink to color my leafs, oxide sprays listed below, heavy card stock in two colors of green and red  and a round brush to give dimension to my greens by rounding the borders.

-Using 80lbs heavy card stock I die cut two of the branches of Tim Holtz from Sizzix, Winter Holiday Greens.

-I applied some color with spray distress oxides Shabby Shutters, Cracked Pistachio and Old Paper. This was super fun as I sprayed to my hearts content 😊 I also gave some dimension by applying some shade with forest moss distress ink .

-I placed my greens aside to dry and in the meantime worked on my background. I wanted my card to be elegant and timeless so I chose black super heavy card stock and elevated it using the water bubble technique that I learned from the super crafty Vicky B.  I combined water, regular dish soap and gold acrylic paint in a plastic cup. Then blew bubbles with a straw until it almost overflows. Immediately I “kissed” my paper to the golden bubbles. I repeated this until happy with my background. 
-Next I started laying my greenery all around shaping my wreath. 
-After that, using the hollly and bow of Tim Holtz Winter Wardrobe from Sizzix I die cut a few of both in green and red and placed them on my wreath. It seems to me that odd numbers of things balance my work so I used 3 of them. Placing the double layered bow off center contributes to the balance.
-Last I used my Cricut to cut my sentiment from gold foil heavy card stock giving my card a super elegant finishing touch  Honorable mention to @Tim_Holtz, @vickyboutin and @sizzix products and amazing inspiration.
I hope you like my post!

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