The stamparjtus is such a great tool for making precise stamping easy to manage. This wreath card is a snap to line up when you make a template for the stamparatus.
To make the template I used the largest of the plain squares from the Layering Squares Dies. First I cut a square and then I rotated the square and cut a diamond on the same square. (See the photo on the left below.) Hold the template in place with painters tape or washi tape. You will need to cut a piece of whisper white with the same square die so it fits into the square. Hold the white piece in place with your magnets. Next, you choose a small stamp- a flower, bee, or leaf - and place it in the center of one straight edge of your white piece of paper. (See the photo on the right below.) For this card I used a small flower from the Heart to Heart Stamp set and Magenta Madness ink, one of the new In-Colors.
Ink up your stamp and stamp. DO NOT MOVE THE STAMP. Now rotate your paper counterclockwise so the right hand corner moves to the point at the top. Ink the stamp and stamp. It will stamp right next to the first one. Continue rotating your paper counterclockwise, one space at a time. Do not move your stamp. Reink the stamp each time. Continue until you have a full circle. Then position your leaf on the whisper white in the desired position and stamp in the same manner, rotating to the next corner each time. On this card, I used a leaf from the same set with Granny Apple Green ink.
Continue until you've stamped a full circle. You can add a third layer if you'd like. Now you have a complete wreath. Add a few pieces of bling, mat it on a color and put it on a card! Perhaps add an embossed piece of paper behind the wreath and a sentiment. "So lucky to have a friend like you" is from the Heartfelt stamp set. Look at that! You have created a beautiful card with ease.
Here is a list of all the products I used to make this card. If you'd like to purchase any of them, just click on the item and it will take you to my online store.
Now, go make a card!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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