Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Wishes!

Happy Saturday, Everybody!

It's been a WILD month for me so thanks for keeping up with my somewhat disjointed blog posts. Sometimes I finish a post and think "What am I even SAYING?!" 😆

When you get stuck in a rut, it's a good idea to think outside the box and ask yourself how you could add more visual interest to simple one layer cards.

I took my favorite white cardstock and stamped images from the WPlus9 Happy Wishes stamp set  in various colors of dye ink. I stamped them in a circular pattern, forming a wreath image. Whenever I do a wreath image, I try to choose one floral image to be the main focal point. I stamped the focal floral image three times and chose positions that would cause a visual triangle. I then chose one larger leaf image for the main "fillers", and then used smaller images to build up the rest of the wreath and set aside this card panel.

After I was done stamping the wreath panel, I wanted to kick this card up a notch! I stamped the exact same images in the same colors on a separate piece of cardstock. I used the coordinating Happy Wishes Die Set and die cut the images out. I then chose a few images on the wreath panel to add dimension to and I folded up the edges of the die cut images before gluing them on top of their matching images on the wreath panel.

After I was satisfied with the amount of die cuts I added to the wreath panel and after I was happy with how the added dimension looked, I stamped the "Happy Wishes" sentiment on to the wreath panel. I then used the large scallop die from the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops die set and die cut a kraft tone card panel. I trimmed down my finished wreath panel and adhered it to my kraft colored panel before finally gluing it in a 4.25" x 5.5" card base.

I plan to keep this card in my stash to give to friends who get married this season. I think the wreath and the "Happy Wishes" sentiment are perfect combinations for a sweet wedding card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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