I’ve been dying to share more Holiday and Winter projects, but I still have a couple Fall projects that I haven’t had a chance to share yet so I’ll get to those first. One of the décor items I have hanging in my home is a small wreath. I have several of 6” wreaths that I’ve decorated for different seasons. I get them out each year. When Stampin Up released the new wreath and die stamp set this year, I knew I needed the wreath dies in my collection.
Here’s the “how-to” for this project:
- You’ll need one or two baby wipes for this technique. Lay them flat on something that can be tossed, like foil or a paper plate. I place the baby wipes at one end of the foil, leaving the other half of the foil empty. I want to be able to fold the empty half of the foil over the top of the baby wipes.
- Squirt a few drops of reinker on the baby wipes. I used several different colors: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow. I use more ink from the two lighter colors (Curry and Pumpkin) and less ink from the two darker colors (Cajun and Meadow).
- Place your die cut face down on top of the baby wipe where the ink is.
- Fold the other half of the foil over the top of the die cut. Press down and rub.
- Peel back the foil and check to make sure you have even coverage. If you didn’t get enough ink, you can lay your wreath back on the baby wipe and apply more ink.
- Set aside your die cut pieces to dry.
- Once everything is dry, assemble your card.
For this card, I used four layers of wreath dies. You can see that the wreaths have some uneven coloring. This is intentional to be like a real leaves. Each layer of the wreath has a dimensional to give it the added depth. This is likely too tall to mail, given all the layers of dimensionals used, but would be lovely on a gift tag or packaging too.
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