Today’s project was a total surprise. I sat down to create a card of some kind with no real plan. I found one of my older (but still available) stamp sets, pulled out the coordinating dies and set to work. I really like the “Go where dreams take you” sentiment, and before I knew it I’d created this card complete with a spring wreath. Sometimes going with the flow brings lovely results.
This project all started with the Lovely Leaves Dies. I chose the small fern die and used it to cut out some scraps of card. I wanted to include different colours without having to get inky so I used Garden Green, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.
Next I cut some Soft Suede Card using the #3 and #4 circle dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest up). By placing the smaller die inside the larger one and die-cutting them together I created a ring of card. I planned to use this as a base for the fern pieces and create the wreath shape. I’d also planned to use the piece from the centre but not until later.
Before I finished die-cutting I also cut a piece of Very Vanilla Card using the #4 circle die and set that aside for later too.
With everything cut I then set to work creating the wreath. This was a simple process of randomly fixing the individual fern pieces to the ring using a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Once the basic wreath was assembled I placed the ring on top of the Very Vanilla circle. Then using Lovely Lipstick ink I stamped my sentiment into the space in the centre. With that done I then glued the sentiment layer and wreath together. Finally I glued the Soft Suede circle to the back of the sentiment. This would provide an extra bit of dimension once I put the card together.
For my card base I cut and scored some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using liquid glue I attached a piece from the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack across the centre of the card front. Then I added a 1/8″ strip of Lovely Lipstick Card against each edge of the DSP.
Next I cut another piece of the DSP and fixed it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Using Paper Snips I cut this to shape following the edge of the flap as my guide.
I cut one final strip of the DSP and glued that to the bottom edge of a Very Vanilla Card layer. I added a 1/8″ strip of Lovely Lipstick Card along the top edge to match the front of the card, before fixing the layer inside the card base.
To complete the project I used liquid glue to fix the wreath to the front of the card. Then I added some flower-shaped Grapefruit Grove Self-Adhesive Sequins to the wreath and I was done.
With most people staying home and staying safe, going where dreams take us is about our only option right now. I wonder where your dreams are taking you?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Lovely Is The Day Stamp Set and Lovely Leaves Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options in my product list so you can explore these further if you wish.