To create my wreath, I pulled out the Petite Poppies Stampz set and selected one of the leaf images to create a wreath from. I then stamped in a circular repeated pattern to form a wreath base. I also stamped another slightly larger wreath to tuck behind. Then I stamped the leaf image multiple times and embossed everything with gold embossing powder. I then watercolored with Don't Rain on My Parade and fussy cut the pieces while my boys watched football.
To compose the wreath, I layered all of the pieces around a sentiment circle from my stash. It's a digital design I created, printed on a laser printer and foiled with a minc machine. When I had the wreath shape arranged how I liked, I started with the accent pieces. I embossed one of the petite poppy images in gold and then painted with Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez and Miner, Miner 49er Inklingz. While I was at it, I gave some wood embellishments a coat of Salt of the Earth Paste-eez to prime them, and then painted with Don't Rain on My Parade and Miner, Miner 49er. I used the same colors for a small paper flower, then tucked everything together and arranged with some berries and gold ball floral picks.
While all the glue was drying on that, I set out to make a cozy background. I used a plaid stencil to sponge the Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez onto cream colored cardstock for the background. Doesn't it look like a cozy blanket? When I'm ink blending with sprays, I like to use mini ink blending foam. The trick is to dab your foam off on your palette until it's not too watery and then take it to your stencil. If it's too wet, it will seep under the stencil, so start with a little, and you can always layer more color on as needed.
Scarlett's Fever and Freshly Squeezed Coloringz mixed with So Sappy Shimmerz. It turned out a beautiful shimmery copper color and was perfect for some die cut leaves. Don't they just shine? I tucked the leaves in behind the wreath to finish off the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed this bit of fall shimmer! And if you need to stock your stash with some more shimmery (or stampy) goodness, be sure to take advantage of the promo going on at the Shimmerz Paints shop through October. 5 with code HELLOOCTOBER. If you place an order, put my name, Julee Tilman, in the comments, so they know who sent ya!
Shimmerz Products Used:
Vibez - Don't Rain on My Parade
Coloringz - Freshly Squeezed, Scarlett's Fever
Inklingz - Miner, Miner 49er
Shimmerz - So Sappy
Paste-eez - Salt of the Earth
Stampz - Petite Poppies