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Tips on creating a spring floral wreath

For today’s card, I’ll be showing you how to create a lovely fresh spring floral wreath card and sharing a few tips along the way as I create it. There’s no doubt about it that this vibrant colourful card would put a smile on anybody’s face as it pops through their letterbox. I have many tips in today’s post, so hopefully, you’ll pick up a a few, or at least pick up tips on creat a spring floral wreath that you can use all year round. 

This card was created as inspiration for WOW! Embossing powder’s fan group Facebook challenge for the month of May. Our theme is nature, and if you submit a card design in the group you have a chance of winning a £15 or $15 gift card.  Link to the group at the end of the post.

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW! Embossing powder - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Tips on creating a spring floral wreath!

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Tips on creating a spring floral wreath!

Tips on stamping multiple images

For this card, we are going to use the Altenew Sophisticated wreath stamp and die set. Start off by placing a selection of the leaves along with the large wreath sprig and two of larger flowers of the set on to white card. For my first tip, try to use a stamping platform like a MISTI as this allows you to stamp multiple times on several pieces of cardstock, allowing you to quickly build up a large amount of stamp images.

The inks used in this card are a selection of Catherine Pooler Inks; for the foliage, I’m using Spruce and Eucalyptus. The colour used for flowers are Tutti Frutti and Bellini the coral flowers and Aquatini and DayDream for the blu flowers.

The second tip, before you stamp the second layer of the flowers, you can switch up the card panel and stamp in another colour. This will allow you to quickly stamp different colours and then line up your second layer to stamp for both colours quickly. Once all the base layers is done, you can put your card panel back into your MISTI, and align the second layer of the florals up as well as stamp a few extra foliage as well. 

In addition, stamp more of the smaller foliage as well as some of the smaller flowers in the stamp set.  Tip three- to speed up stamping the smaller images, you can easily stamp on one end of the panel, then rotate and stamp on the other end as well. Smaller images like these are great for filling in your wreath to make it look more full and complete.

Once all the stamping was complete, you can use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images out. Tip four – o save time, use a larger die-cutting machine that will fit a card panel in, so you can die-cut multiple stamps in one go.

Tips on creating more interest

To add a little interest to the background we will create some tone on tone heat embossing for a subtle design. Start off by adhering the Altenew Feeling Dotty stencil down over a piece of Gina K Lemon Drop cardstock. Next, use your WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing inkpad to smoosh down over the stencil to transfer ink onto the card. 

Following this, remove the stencil and cover with WOW! Oyster Glintz embossing powder and heat set. This is a lovely soft pearlescent embossing powder that can add a  lovely tone on tone look. 

For the larger floral elements, use an acrylic block to stamp the centres in embossing ink before covering with WOW! Metallic gold rich pale and heat setting. Now If I had thought ahead,  I would have embossed the centres of the little flowers before I die-cut them, but here is another tip. If you are like me and had already die cut them, take a scrap piece of card and add some repositionable tape to it. Next add you die-cut florals onto the tape and this will act as a little handle to hold the stamps whilst you stamp the centres of the flowers. In addition, you can then easily pick up the handle, cover them with embossing powder and heat set without having to fiddle about picking up small die-cuts. 

tips on assmebling the card

First of all, trim down and foam mount the panel onto a white card base. Next, my tip is to start positioning the larger elements first as these are harder to fit in later when more stamped images are in place. In addition, add foam pads to create added variation and depth. 

After the main shape is established, next add the larger floral elements. Here, I have created a visual triangle with the larger floral elements which helps lead the eye around the design. Remember to create depth and variation by gluing directly onto the card panel or using foam pads.

Once all the large elements are added you can then use the smaller stamped elements to start bulking the wreath out and filling in spaces. Layer up these elements on top but also remember to add them by tucking underneath already placed elements to create a more realistic wreath.

Add Your Heading Text Here

For the sentiment, stamp the sentiment from Altenew Bold Bunch stamp set and stamping this onto Neenah classic crest solar white cardstock in Aquatint Ink to tie in with the colours of the wreath. Trim this down before adhering to the card.

For a little more interest and to add some shine, used Gina K connect glue to adhere a selection of orange and yellow sequins from the Desert sunset sequin mix from Lucy’s cards, scattering these around the wreath.

Tips on creating a spring floral wreath!

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Sophisticated wreath stamp set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath stamp set – Altenew
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Sophisticated wreath die set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath die set – Altenew
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Sophisticated wreath die set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath die set – Altenew
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Feeling Dotty Stencil - Altenew
Feeling Dotty Stencil – Altenew
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Daydream Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Daydream Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Daydream Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Aquatini Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Aquatini Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Spruce Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Spruce Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Spruce Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Spruce Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Eucalyptus reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Bellini Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Bellini Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Bellini Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Bellini Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Tutti Frutti Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Tutti Frutti Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Tutti Frutti reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Tutti Frutti reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Oyster Glintz - WOW!
Oyster Glintz – WOW!
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Lemon Drop Heavy Weight cardstock - Gina K Designs
Lemon Drop Heavy Weight cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Purple Tape – 0.5″ – Thermoweb
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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