A few weeks back I was playing with punches and created some 3D daffodils. Then I used one of them on card for St. David’s Day. Today I have another daffodil / narcissus project but on a much bigger scale, a spring wreath.
I found this rope circle in my local Dollarama. It measures 11″ across and has what feels like a solid metal core. It certainly is very sturdy and I decided it would make an ideal base for my spring wreath.
I began by cutting out the individual letters from Pineapple Punch Card using the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies. Then I fixed them to the wreath with hot glue.
The wreath didn’t come with any means to hang it so I did that next, using some 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim. I cut an 18″ piece, tied the ends together with a knot and looped it around the rope circle.
DAFFODILS & NARCISSUS
Before I started the project I’d already decided that I wanted some variation in the flowers. So I pulled out scraps of Pineapple Punch, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Card. Then using Crushed Curry ink I stamped the three petal flower from the Floral Essence Stamp Set onto the card, two for each 3D flower. For added contrast I also stamped the flower onto some Whisper White Card with Smoky Slate ink. Then I punched out all the stamped images with the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch.
For the flower centres I used the Small Bloom Punch which is currently available for free as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Once again I used the various scraps of yellow card for this. Punching one for each 3D flower.
With all the stamping and punching complete my next task was to curve each petal by gently pulling each one between my thumb and a Bone Folder. With the smaller pieces I also gathered the petals up to create a cup shape. Then I pressed the top of the ‘cup’ onto the surface of the Crushed Curry ink pad.
In no time at all I was ready to assemble the flowers.
First, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I fixed the three petal flowers together in pairs with the bottom petals showing between the top ones. Then I added one of the smaller cup shaped pieces to the centre.
For the leaves I cut 1/2″ strips of Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz Card and scored them down the middle. Then I folded them along the scored line and shaped the tops into a gentle point with Paper Snips.
Finally to complete the project I used hot glue to attach the flowers and leaves to the rope wreath.
I’m so pleased with how this project turned out. It’s even better than I imagined. Now if only spring would hurry up and get here so I can enjoy real daffodils growing outside.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Floral Essence Stamp Set and coordinating Perennial Flower Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle so you can explore this option if you wish.
Also available in a discounted bundle is the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies with the Praiseworthy Prose Stamp Set (not used today). There’s a link for that bundle below too.
SMALL BLOOM PUNCH – This is currently only available as a free Level 2 item as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion. To get this punch simply place an order for $120 CAD before shipping and taxes, then choose it as your free item. Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st and items are only available while stocks last.