Hi Creative Friends,
Pretty Pink Posh has a brand new release out that is packed full of wonderful stamps and dies. I am using a delightful one called Leafy Spring Wreath. Besides making a wonderfully full wreath, you can choose t decorate it with Easter eggs or a variety of flowers and birds. I chose a flowery one with, of course, birds!
I started with an A2-sized panel of Bristol paper so that I could blend on ink smoothly. Beginning at the top, I blended on Shady Lilac to nearly the bottom, making the ink more intense at the top. I added a bit of Seedless Preserves and Lost Shadow at the top to intensify the color. Once done, I set it aside to dry.
Next, I set to work on the wreath, flowers, and birds. I cut them all from watercolor paper. Then, using my stamp positioner, I mounted the pieces in the positioner. I stamped the wreath with a few colors, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Evergreen bough distress inks. The leaves were colored using the same inks.
I followed the same steps for the flowers and birds but used Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and Wild Honey distress inks for the flowers and Lost Shadow, and a dash of Faded Jeans distress inks for the birds.
The bow was stamped with Seedless Preserves and colored with Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves.
For the sentiment, I cut out the word ‘Spring’ from Neenah white card stock and stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx ink, along with the word ‘Happy’ from the Celebration Scripts stamp set (all the goodies used are listed below in the supply list).
A few more steps before assembly… I created an A2 white card stock card base. Then, using a white card stock panel, I cut out a diamond background, using one of my favorites, Pinkfresh Studio Simply Diamonds die.
My ink-blended was mounted to the front of the card base, then the diamond panel followed on top. The wreath, flowers, bow, and birds were arranged and attached with foam squares.
To complete the card, the sentiment was mounted and lavender pearls were dotted about… and VIOLA! it was done – YAY! ♥