Using the Painted Harvest Bundle to Make a Wreath

One of the best things about being a crafter in the digital age is that there is SO much inspiration right at your fingertips!  I often find myself kind of stuck as to what to create.  So I get on my phone or laptop and look at what others have created in order to try to find some inspiration!  A number of crafters have created cards using the Leaf Punch from the Painted Harvest Bundle to make a wreath, but none have caught my eye like the one created by European Demonstrator Maike Ulbrich.  I happened upon a card she created while on Pinterest looking for ideas, and I really fell in love with her design!  She used the Leaf Punch to create a wreath in soft shades of greens, and paired it with neutrals, linen thread, and wood elements.  You can see her original version here.  I loved it so much I knew I wanted to try to create my own!  I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive for the ink colors, but mostly Pear Pizzazz.  I used the detailed leaf stamp from the Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp a bunch of the leaves.  To make the color softer, I stamped off each one before stamping the final image.  I then punched them all out with the Leaf Punch, and arranged them in the wreath shape, tucking an Old Olive one in every so often to vary the color slightly.  When creating the wreath, I arranged and adhered them to a circle of cardstock that I cut out separately.  I did not adhere them directly to the top layer of the card.  This made it easier for me to get them just the way I wanted!  Once the wreath was finished, I adhered the whole thing directly to the card.

I used Sahara Sand cardstock for the base and Very Vanilla for the top layer, as well as the backing for the sentiment.  The little wood flower comes from the Touches of Nature Elements.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and is punched out with the Classic Label punch. I finished it off with some Linen Thread wrapped around the top layer, as well as for the bow behind the flower.  I really love how it came out!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

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