Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Signature wreath.

Good afternoon all and welcome to our new follower. Thanks for popping in, do make yourself at home.

I have had a really busy day getting everything ready for workshops tomorrow , we are having a masterclass on ReInkers, and I am really looking forward to it.

I have been contacted by a couple of crafters asking how I made the wreath card that was on HOCHANDA on here is a blog tutorial ....

Those of you who are regulars know that I love to make wreath cards and they are one of my signature creations....and as soon as I saw the new poppy and meadow grass stamps I just had to make one.

I always start with stamping the first component at the 12 o clock position of the card....I chose this ink pad for the colour , it is Cottage Ivy a lovely green .

A tip that I learnt from Barbara is to always turn the card, and yes it makes the stamping so much easier

So carry on turning and stamping until all four images are done

Next I chose another stamp and a different coloured ink. I stamped the image in the gaps, always turning the card.

It is lovely how quickly it builds up.

At this point I thought it needed some depth so I used the wheat head stamp and a brown ink pad

As I just wanted the head of the stamp I found the easiest way was to use the corner of the ink pad

I then added some colour using my Spectrum Noir pencils

Oh I do like the way that is looking

On separate card I stamped out the poppies , coloured them in and cut them out

I also had an idea and did the same with some other elements.

Can you guess what these are for???

Some matting and layering and then I glued the poppies into place...

I needed something in the middle , and this word just seemed to fit the bill.....

Next for the other elements....

Did you get it right??? I wanted to see if I could make some butterflies , but only using these two stamp sets.

Some glossy accents just added the finishing touch to the centre of the flowers

And there we have it,

I do hope that I have inspired you to have a go, you see I get so excited when I see other crafters using this technique...after all that is what we do....and those of you who come to my classes know how much I love these designs and there are so many Clarity stamps that lend themselves to wreath no excuses....just have a play...

Oh and before I go , I just want to say Congratulations to Donna , one of our regular followers who had a beautiful card shown on Sunday....Well Done Mrs...I loved it...

Right , I must get on....see if we can actually get to the field and back without getting will be so good to have a dry dog walk....

Take care all,

Much love

Jo. xxx



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  2. beautiful card & great step by step Jo. Hope you stayed dry x

  3. So beautiful. You are one very talented lady.
    I hope you stayed dry.
    M F M xx

  4. Thank you so much for the tutorial, love the card we made at Kendal with butterflies

  5. Great idea for the butterfly Jo! Really clever. Xx

  6. Beautiful! Can't wait for mine to arrive, I have them in mind for my challenge card this month. I have to admit to a squeal seeing my card on TV! Xx

  7. Beautiful wreath and wonderful tutorial, I must try and remember to turn the paper and have a go myself xxx

  8. this is gorgeous Jo - really lovely!!! Just got the poppy set so may have to try this - big hugs rachel x

  9. this is fab. i knew it was yours as soon as they zoomed on it. great how you used the other flower heads to make butterflies, hugs xx

  10. This is so beautiful, going to try this one tomorrow. Don't have these stamps (yet!) but I am sure I can find something in my Clarity stash to have a go. Thank you for your inspiration!

  11. Stunning card, I love how you've made the butterflies, brilliant idea!

  12. Beautiful card Jo and great instructions. .perfick xx

  13. Thank you ladies, I really appreciate your comments and your support on my little

  14. Hiya Jo. I love your wreath cards. But I think this is my favourite. So well thought out. It is so beautiful. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was yours. Keep em coming. Hugs xxx