When I first saw the Wishing You Well Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! I was drawn to the bow. This stamp set is one of the new DistINKtive range with the most amazing detail in the images. There’s also a small circular wreath, a cluster of small flowers and 4 lovely sentiments in a delicate font. The largest image in the set is a bouquet and I decided to use it to create a wreath background.
THE FOCAL POINT
I actually started this project with the focal point, beginning with the season’s greetings sentiment stamped onto Whisper White Card with Real Red ink.
Then, using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment using the #3 oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up).
Next I die cut a piece of Real Red Card with the #4 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
Finally I cut some Granny Apple Green Card using the #5 scalloped-edge die from the layering Ovals Framelits.
All three layers were then fixed together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Using Real Red ink I stamped the bow image onto some Whisper White Card. Then cut it out with Paper Snips and added it to the layered sentiment with liquid glue.
THE WREATH BACKGROUND
For the wreath background I started with a layer of Whisper White Card. Then with Granny Apple Green ink I stamped the bouquet image 6 times with the stems pointing in towards the centre.
TIP – To get the images nicely spaced I stamped the corner images first. Next I covered the left side of the card with scrap paper and stamped the bouquet in the centre on the right. I then moved the scrap paper to cover the right side of the card and stamped the bouquet on the left. This meant that the stems from one image didn’t ruin the foliage of the other one.
ASSEMBLING THE CARD
For my card base I chose Real Red Card, cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and then sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
The background was attached to the front of the card base with liquid glue, then the sentiment was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On a another layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the top of the bouquet coming in from the bottom right and top left corners. Then I fixed this piece inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I stamped the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope to match the inside of the card.
I really like how this project turned out, it’s quite clean and simple, and perfect for making in bulk. Then if you wanted something a little fancier you could replace the scalloped card with foil or Glimmer Paper. You could also add extra detail simply by attaching the background layer and/or bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
If you like wreaths, you might want to check out this previous blog post: