Hello Again! I promised earlier I would post a second post, and so here it is.
Gina K released another wonderful wreath builder today. This is her third one and it right on time for us to start on our holiday cards. I am a huge fan of her wreath builders because there are times when I am just tired from a long day at work and I don’t want to do anything complicated or lengthy. Since crafting is my therapy and it keeps me sane during those stressful times, I want to do something I enjoy and something that will help me forget about my day. During those times, I grab my wreath builder set, a couple of ink cubes, card stock and my MISTI. Then I just start stamping. I will spend my evening stamping a bunch of wreaths and then finish the cards another time when I’m feeling like being a little more productive.
If you have not purchased the first wreath builder set, Gina does sell the wreath builder stencils separately in her store now. I will provide a link at the botton of this post.
Now let’s move on to my cards and what I used to create them. My list of supplies is listed at the bottom of this post and each picture describes what I did to make the card.
One more thing worth mentioning, because this is important: Always make sure that your card stock is in ‘Square Orientation’ before placing your stamp and picking it up with your MISTI. This will ensure that you never stamp off your card stock. Here is a picture of what I mean.
Now let’s get started with the first card…
This card is very simple, but still beautiful and it makes me think of LOVE. I think this would be perfect for an Anniversary card or Valentine’s day with a stamp that says “Infinite is my Love”. I think this would even go well for a pet sympathy card since the bond with our four-legged kids and our love is eternal.
I used the thickest ring in the stamp set. You can see the red marks from the ink. After I placed the stamp on my MISTI door, I pressed the middle of the stamp to press the air out from underneath the stamp. This will allow for the ring to stamp nicely without the danger of getting a spot in the middle. I stamped the card stock in full rotation and used the two smallest single and double-stitched GinaK/Thermo web circle dies to cut the white and black card stock for the middle. After stamping the sentiment, I used the hearts to add a little more color into the middle. Gina K Ink colors used: Red Velvet, Tuxedo Black.
Here is the second card…
This one is a true holiday wreath card. Gina K Ink colors used: Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate Ocean Mist, Christmas Pine, Tuxedo Black.
Here is the last card for today…
On this card I used a red glitter Sakura pen on for the holly berry branches. You could also use red Nuvo drops if you prefer. I wanted something that would dry quickly. I also used gold embossing powder to emboss the sentiment after finishing my wreath. Gina K Ink colors used: Red Velvet, Asparagus on the leaves, Kraft on the small branches, Christmas Pine, Tuxedo Black.
A list of supplies is below. Let me know which of these cards is your favorite. Thanks for checking in today and spending some time with me.
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